"Moi mężczyźni, twoje kobiety"
Translation:My men, your women
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If I remember well, ''oni'' is the masculin ''they'' and one is the feminine?
I understand them like the French ''ils'' and ''elles''. You use ''ils (oni)'' for a group of men and ''elles (one)'' for a group of women. But if there's one man in a group of women, then you would use ''ils (oni)''
For people- yes
For nouns in general-
oni is for masculine personal nouns ( people, the rules like you said)
one: - masculine not personal nouns (ex dogs=psy, tables=stoły) - all feminine nouns (personal or not) - all neuter nouns (personal or not)
sometimes the way you refer to people and animals depends on the words you use:
dzieci - one (neuter noun), Kasia and Maciek- Oni;
psy - one (masculine not personal noun) , Fafik and Reksio- oni (male dog names)
Dwie osoby- one= dwoje ludzi - oni (osoba = feminine noun; ludzie- masculine personal noun)
Ok. In Serbian, you could say the same "Muškarci moji, žene tvoje!", but you could also say"Muškarci meni, žene tebi!". That's because we have short and emphasized forms of "to me" and "to you" - "meni - mi", "tebi - ti". I guess it wouldn't make much sense to say "Mężczyźni mnie, kobiety ty!" :D
It's not the above but regarding the comment in the TIPS that swoje can't be used in the nominative because swoje has to be the subject of the sentence. I don't quite understand this. Don't you possibly mean OBJECT of the sentence? Example, here's a nominative sentence with swoj as the subject. "Swoja kot jest dobra" (My cat is good) Your tips say yes, this is right because my cat is the subject of the sentence but no, this is wrong because it is a nominative sentence.Please can you clarify? Thank you....
I got scared for a moment, but I checked and the Tips say:
"Remember: as "swój" refers to the subject of the sentence, it is impossible to use it in Nominative!"
"refers to" the subject, not "is" the subject. So let me also quote the examples:
Ja kocham swojego kota. = I love my cat.
Ty kochasz swojego kota. = You love your cat.
Ona kocha swojego kota. = She loves her cat.
My kochamy swojego kota. = We love our cat.
"swojego" is exactly the same form in each of those sentences, but its meaning is different because the grammatical subject is different.