"Whose sheet of paper is this?"

Translation:Czyja jest ta kartka papieru?

January 9, 2016

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LarsHaugom

Could you write: czyja kartka papieru to jest?

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tadjanow

Only if you're trying to make a master Yoda impression.

It is more natural to say 'Czyja to (jest) kartka papieru?', where jest is optional

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kenney1321

I got a mistake on 'czyja to jest kartka papieru?'

Should I report or is jest wrong?

July 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

It's okay, added now.

July 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immery

Best sentence, it is not. correct? i think so, weird? I think so too.

But "czyja to jest kartka papieru/ czyja to kartka papieru" - I may not write but I would most definitely say

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LarsHaugom

Haha, yeah I guess it comes off as a bit Yoda-ish - but then again, Polish being a syntax and not analytic language (slavic versus germanic languages) - the word order is second to declinations right?

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immery

yes but then there are "normal sentences", less normal sentences, poetic sentences and incorrect sentences. Your one is either less normal or poetic. I cannot imagine a situation or a question for it.

Kartka jest Kasi vs Kasi jest kartka -The sheet is Kasia's
Kartka Kasi jest vs Kasi Kartka jest vs Jest Kasi Kartka vs Jest Kasi Kartka -Kasia's sheet is (here)

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immerweiter

can i use her kim and maybe how?

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

I'm sorry, but I absolutely don't understand what your question is.

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immerweiter

can i say kogo jest ta kartka?

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

No. Although actually some natives could say that, treating "kogo" as "whose". But this is totally grammatically wrong.

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/osgr2

Is "arkusz papieru" absolutely wrong?

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Sounds quite formal to me (or at least like something in an academic context), but it's correct. Added now.

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Klaudialk

Could "strona" ever be used as an alternative to "kartka"?

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Generally, "strona" is just one side of "kartka".

Although I guess I can imagine hearing "strona wyrwana z zeszytu" (a page ripped from the notebook), so there are some contexts where this could work.

June 27, 2018
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