"Jestem z Jackiem."

Translation:I am with Jacek.

January 4, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/StefLikePierogi

My name is stef Polish poeple call as Stefek or Stefan.

November 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sue919013

Very interesting. Do women's names change? Or is it the last letter of the name that determines the end. Roger becomes Rogerem, Chris becomes Chrisem whether m/f David -Davidem, but Philippa, Liz and Sue seem to remain the same. Is anyone able to explain?

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

As a similar sentence with Julia (Jestem z JuliÄ…) made clear to me, women's names to decline (change according to grammatical role). If Polish is like other declined languages, this may only apply to foreign names when it is clear how they would decline. I would be interested to hear from a Polish person how she would deal with a name like Sue (Susan wouldn't be too hard, though).

February 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Female names and surnames undergo declension only if they end with -a. So "Sue" and "Susan" will always look the same.

February 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sue919013

Thank you Jellei. That's helpful. Gave you a lingot!

February 27, 2018
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