Could I have used ludzi (is the Genitive Plural caled for?)?
You could say : 'jedenastu ludzi' but in this contex I wouldn't sound good.
better yet 'jedenaścioro ludzi'
When do you use osób vs ludzi?
In plural they seem more or less interchangeable, although technically "osób" means "persons".
Ahh okay. I tried to use ludzi but it won't accept it. So just curious. Thx for the reply
a tiny hospital!
Why not jednaście for ludzi?
"Osoba" is a feminine noun so in plural it is a non-masculine-personal noun. "Człowiek" (plural: "ludzie") is a masculine noun.
if you wanted to be inclusive and appreciate that there are women among people you could say jedenaścioro ludzi, but that is tongue twister.
I don't know why but we very often count "osoby" and rarely "ludzi"