"You are showing your watch."

Translation:Pokazujesz twój zegarek.

January 3, 2016



How am I supposed to know you singular from you plural?

October 31, 2018


My thoughts entirely! Both should be accepted if they are grammatically correct.

January 31, 2019


In 99% of the sentences, both are equally correct and accepted.

February 4, 2019


Why isn't it 'twojego'? Is it 'twój' because of emphasis? This is Accusative isn't it?-the object being what is shown. I still cannot see why twojego cannot be used... Pokazujesz twojego zegarek.

May 8, 2018


Yes, this is Accusative, Accusative of masculine nouns. That's the only situation where it matters whether the noun is animate or inanimate.

Inanimate masculine nouns have Accusative identical to Nominative. "Pokazujesz [swój/twój] zegarek".

Animate masculine nouns have Accusative identical to Genitive. "Pokazujesz [swojego/twojego] psa".

Besides, "twojego" and "zegarek" don't work together exactly because they have different cases while being parts of one noun phrase. If "twojego" was the right word here, it should also be "zegarka". Like in Genitive-needing sentence "Nie widzę twojego zegarka" (I don't see your watch).

May 8, 2018


pokazujesz wasz zegarek has just been rejected??

March 17, 2019


I would accept a sentence like "pokazujesz wasz zegar", because a clock can be an item of furniture that belongs to everyone who lives in the household. But a watch? Rather not.

March 17, 2019


The problem with your sentence is that it mixes singular "pokazujesz" and plural "wasz", which is of course not wrong (and as you're level 25, I'll assume you did it on purpose), but I wonder if it's safe to accept it because it may confuse many learners.

So for others: This sentence means something like: You, John, are showing your (your wife's and yours) watch.

And well, I agree that a watch is less likely to be owned by more than one person.

March 17, 2019


Yes I did do it on purpose however your points are all taken, no problem.

March 17, 2019
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