MNEUMONIC DEVICE: Albo: Elbow, where two points meet. You can go one way OR the other!
Czy is OR - you can choose A or B or both.
Albo is Exclusive OR - you can choose only A or only B.
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)?
Yep!!! That is the correct grammar!!! Bravo!!! "Me or her" is the same as saying "Mnie czy ona"... Well done, va-diim.
But Ukrainian and Belarusian had to be different!
They're similar though.
I love to see this kind of similarities between languages!
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)
Without context I and she. Otherwise this exercise is not so good for beginers.
"I or she." This phrase is English, especially with an exclamation point (!), usually implies a decision--"Either me or her!"
Interesting that in English we use the accusative (me) but here we use the nominative (ja).
It depends on the context. It could be "She or I," depending on what's being said. We just put ourself second to the other person in English.
They want to make sure that you know ja is "I" and ona is "she." Your way is correct in English, though. We don't say "I or she" in English
Even more proper grammar in English is to always put oneself last. Therefore "she or I."
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.