"Moja mama ma lepszą mapę."

Translation:My mom has a better map.

January 6, 2016

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I am a bilingual Polish and English speaker, and I am still waiting to hear this sentence. One day, one day...


Odd, I consider it one of the more plausible sentences, well, except for the pronunciation!^^ How she says "mapę" in this instance sounds really funny, here at least, could be a client-side thing, dunno.

PS: And then you're an English/Polish bilingual.. taking the Polish course on Duolingo, excuse me: what?!?^^ Is this just for the kicks?


Well, in a way, I did take the placement exam just for kicks. However, sometimes I like to look at the lessons, work out some of the kinks in the questions, and answer questions that people have left in the comments.


That's good. There are a lot of things that could use some explaining. E.g. feel free to state which cases, numeri and gender words are whenever you suspect people might get it wrong (i.e. almost always) and you will be helping many learn Polish better and faster.



Many people do this, as a kind of voluntary aid.


To be consistent the english part of the exercise should use "mom" or "mum" instead of "mother", which would be "moja matka" in polish. At least this was the way how the more 'official' "matka" was distinguished in the earlier lessons.


I thought mama translates as mum and matka translates as mother? But here you have mama translated as mother. Please explain



  • Mama = mum/mother
  • Matka = mother

Btw, mum, mom, mama and even ma are accepted answers.


+1, but the main translation of "mama" should rather be "mom" to be consistent - changed now.


Mały, Mniejszy, Najmniejszy; Długi, Dłuższy, Najdłuższy; Dobre, Lepszy, Najlepszy; etc... It seems that the transformation of the comparatives is rather tortured. In general, how does that happen and specifically, how do we get from dobre to lepszy?


It's from "dobry" to "lepszy". (or from "dobre" to "lepsze"). The forms you gave don't match in terms of grammar.

Well... same way that you get from "good" to "better" ;) It's just irregular. At least a bit more regular than the English one, cause "lepszy" and "najlepszy" are similar, unlike "better" and "the best".


Yes, of course dobry, thanks for the correction. I am always looking for patterns which initially was hard in Polish but now I am beginning to see some. Polish does not feel as 'foreign' as it did at first, in a large part thanks to you and the moderators. You are very good at explaining!


Thank you :) Always happy to help, please don't hesitate to ask questions.

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