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"Oprócz warzyw"

Translation:Except vegetables

January 1, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/another_nobody

What is being done here, to require the Genitive? An qualification, exclusion, clarification, something else?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luless

Exclusion in this case. But not all exclusions require Gen.

Oprócz warzyw (GEN), but Poza warzywami (INS) - and both could be translate as 'except for, besides'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/another_nobody

I said "but the vegetables", and was marked wrong. Did I need more context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sirwootalot

No more context needed, but that sentence would be "Ale warzywami". My Polish was near-non-existent before this course, but "but" was one of the maybe 15 words I knew going in!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/immery

I think "ale warzywami" to work needs even more context.
Tomatoes are not fruir but vegetables - pomidory nie są owocami, ale warzywami

He ate everything except for (but) the vegetables - zjadł wszystko, oprócz warzyw.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NieNieNieNie

Lol the audio is broken on this one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Poetice

Agree. Sounds like "oprud warzyw".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

I checked all the audios and I'm afraid I don't hear it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Poetice

Thanks for checking! It came out for me again. I checked the slow version, and I still hear "oprud/oprut" sound. I'm experiencing this by the female version. I even checked the pronunciation of this phrase in Google translate, the sound seems more okay for me there. But I can live with it. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike981547

Would this be like ordering food and not wanting vegetables with it? That was how I interpreted it and gave my answer as "Without vegetables"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

That would be rather "bez". And probably make more sense than "oprócz" = "except", "apart from".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arminia11_web_de

Or, I like all foods, apart from vegetables.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lostmonkey1990

Why "except FOR vegetables"? I do not understand the for...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Well, it's just correct in English (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pl/grammar/british-grammar/except-or-except-for) - but I guess using just "except" in the main English answer would be simpler and more direct, changed now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamielniak

Exceto vegetais

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