"Ja albo ona!"

Translation:Me or her!

January 8, 2016

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MNEUMONIC DEVICE: Albo: Elbow, where two points meet. You can go one way OR the other!


So what's the difference btw "albo" and "czy" ?


Czy is OR - you can choose A or B or both.

Albo is Exclusive OR - you can choose only A or only B.


xD OR, XOR, is that you?


i think #luless mixed czy with lub

or can be translated to Polish czy, lub, albo nor = ani

czy among other meanings (question word, if)
when meaning "or" it is used in questions, and when in sentence gives tha "question feel" you can choose only A or only B.
Ja czy ona ? = Me or her ?

albo is also exclusive "or", but is used in positive sentences.

lub is used with positive sentences and questions - you can choose A or B or both.


I don’t follow. What is a ‘question’ feel? What do you use in negative statements and questions?


Let's forget about "question feel' I cannot explain it

Czy is used in questions. It makes you choose one. You cannot decline or say both.

Lub is sometimes used in questions , you can pick one, say both or neither.

Lub is often used in positive statements,

Albo is also for positive statements, and for either...or..= albo..albo you choose only one

Ani is or/nor for negative statements , and for either..or... neither..nor = ani...ani...


From the creators of: Is it Greek or equations? now: Is it Polish or is it math/logics?

that's quite complex xD But cool as bowties are.



"Question feel"? I understand immery as saying: "when a sentence feels like a question..."


Albo/lub - Or Albo - Either ... Or Ani - Neither ... Nor

Ani must be preceded or followed by a negative verb

Syn albo czyta, albo słucha radia

Nie mam ani herbaty, ani cukru

Cited from Basic Polish - A grammar and workbook, by Dana Bielec


Since we always put the first person last in English, shouldn't "She or I" be accepted? Or "Her or me" for that matter (haven't tried that one)?


Without context I and she. Otherwise this exercise is not so good for beginers.


So is albo used for more ephasis then, you must chose one or the other? i.e. 'You HAVE TO chose between me and her'

With czy and lub being used in a more open general question i.e. 'You can have toast or cereal for breakfast' (meaning you could either, both or neither)


"I or she." This is the grammatically correct form for the nominative. It is rately used, but never considered incorrect or inapropriate at the university level. "Me or her" is a widely accepted misuse of objects functioning as subjects. The biggest problem users face with this app are misinformed non native speakers of English.


Interesting that in English we use the accusative (me) but here we use the nominative (ja).


Why not "She or I" even though it sounds rather formal?


She or I would be correct English. In English 1st person never precedes 2nd or 3rd person.


That's your opinion. But the corpus disagrees.


How would this compare to saying "Mnie albo jej"? You would never say "I or she" in English.


It's correct but the meaning is completely different.


What is the meaning?


like the part of the "[give it ] to me or to her"


"Mnie" and "jej" are Dative forms so they carry the meaning of Dative.


"Either I or she will come." You wouldn't say "either me or her will come" riight? Nor would you say "She or me will come."


Me or her is not gramatically correct in English.


"Give it to either me or her" is perfectly grammatical - it's just less polite than "Give it to either her or me".


"Who is he talking about?" "Me or her."

But the correct translation in this question is "I or she", in nominative.


This should be corrected because it requires the English to be incorrect in order to get the answer accepted. It can be Ja albo ona in Polish, but the correct English form should be accepted.
Also, a lot of improper grammar is spoken in American English, but to perpetuate it just causes more decline in the usage, if that is all people hear.


Saying "I or she" in English is not GRAMMATICALLY wrong - it's just not the done thing.


Oooh it's getting interesting


Colloquial English, of course. Formally (and formerly), these mean I or she.

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