Is there any easy way to remember what version of 'dog' this should be..? i was just taking a random guess here...
Accusative - because 'dog' is a direct object in this sentence. Cases differ depending on gender, plural or singular and in masculine single: personal, animate or inanimate.
I always compare it to the word Chłopiec. Same rules. Nom sing chłopiec Accu sing chłopca Inst sing chłopcem Nom plu chłopcy etc.
Couldn't the correct solution be also 'psy' as plural - In the meaning: We have (two) dogs and a cat?
As far as I remember, in this question one should choose a correct answer from the list and both the possibilities were there. I do not know, how to check the task of this exercise again from here, maybe I am wrong.
OK, one more time: "We have a dog" means "Mamy psa" (only one). "We have dogs" means "Mamy psy" (more than one)
Yes, you're right. I got that sentence in a hearing mode, so it was clear, but if you have to choose from list, then I agree both versions are absolutely correct.
Im more confused that this section is about 'seeing' rather than this one ramdon question regarding 'having'.
Well, true, this lesson seems to use mostly the verb "widzieć", but not only.
Because those are Nominative forms, and the verb "mieć" (to have) needs Accusative.
it wasn't an option, but would 'mamy pies' be incorrect for the same reason that it is not in the correct form?
"This is a dog" = "To jest pies" :) Just "Jest pies" is like "There is a dog".
In which situation would psa & kota mean dogs & cats instead of the singular dog and cat?? I ask because it is given as a possible answer
In no situation. Wasn't it just a 'distractor' (one of the wrong answers)?
The format of this question was to fill in the blank with the "correct" Polish word. However, I was asked to fill in for the word dog. Since "kota" is singluar, and "mamy" just means "we have" (or so I think), I thought "Oh, the answer must be the singular version,". However, my answer was marked incorrect and I was told the correct answer was the plural version of "pies". I'm confused now. Does "mamy" imply that "pies" should be plural, or is there something else I'm missing? As of now, I think "pies" and "psy/psem" could work.