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"Ten tydzień"

Translation:This week

January 13, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amnae

Is it me or are the accents wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tadjanow

Yes, the accent in 'tydzień' should go on 'ty' and here it goes on 'dzień'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheCooyon

Yeah, for me it sounds slightly odd too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebbyTeresa

Jellei, If tydzień means week. What was the original Polish word for weekend? ie before weekendy came into popular use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

I am not aware of any word that was used earlier, and there isn't really any strong 'more Polish' candidate to be used instead of "weekend".

I think that it may not have been a needed concept before. I don't know how it was before the war, but in the post-war communist Poland, Saturdays were normal work days. It started changing slowly in 1973 when first free Saturdays were introduced. It must have been around then when the English word started to be used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebbyTeresa

Tak. Jellei. U r so correct. U r Brilliant!! That's why I think, Sunday- Niedziala, = no work referring to the biblical and to literal. 6 days of work and 1 rest day. (I forgot that school was on a Saturday in the old days). btw: I have a copy of Marlborough's SelfTaught Polish 1925.11th ed. - and there is no word for weekend in the 'Time and Season' vocab. It's so interesting how language and culture has changed. Thank you again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ojir0

What's difference between tydzien and niedziela?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

A major one. I'm afraid that you got Polish confused with Russian ;)

"tydzień" is a week, "niedziela" is Sunday. Yeah, it's almost the same as the Russian word for a week.

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