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"Tamto jabłko jest smaczne."

Translation:That apple is tasty.

January 1, 2016



" smaczne" .Well, this adjective is confusing me ! I really can't get what is the ending it takes and in which position in the sentence. It is used in different positions with different endings.

can someone give me a rule for this ?


Well, the adjectives differ according to the grammatical gender of the noun they describe.

-y or -i is the ending for masculine singular, -a for feminine, -e for neuter (and not masculine-personal plural), -i or -y for masculine personal plural. "Jabłko" is neuter, so it's smaczne.


Why isn't delicious accepted instead of tasty?


but shoudnt it be jest smaczniem? definitive , so byc + -em / -iem?


1) adjectives "alone" take nominative after jest to jabłko jest smaczne

2) instrumental case of adjectives is formed differently. ten owoc jest smacznym jabłkiem

more about "jest" https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16373167


Patrzysz, patrzysz i stwierdzasz "Tak, tamto jabłko jest smaczne. zjem je sobie". Sens zdań powala. I hope I wrote it well. ;)


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How do I know whether a word (noun) is masculine, feminine, or neural?


Your first assumption should be that:

  • if it ends with a consonant, it's probably masculine

  • if it ends with -a, it's probably feminine

  • if it ends with -o, -e or -um, it's neuter.

There are exceptions, not even that few of them, but first start with the rule and then learn the exceptions :)


I said "this apple" instead of "that apple" and I don't really see why that would be wrong. any ideas?


The pronunciation of jabłko is false. You don't pronounce the "ł". You say "jabko"


The final 'e' in 'smaczne' sounds like unstressed 'a', doesn't it?


There are no stressed and unstressed vovels in Polish, the final "e" is supposed to sound like "e", always.


Thanks for the answer, because it really sounded like the reduced vowel in English.

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