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"Mężczyzna pojawia się tylko w nocy."

Translation:The man appears only at night.

January 20, 2016

23 Comments


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

There should be a poll to gauge how many people read this as a horror scenario and how many read this as 'sexy times' :D


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

I immediately thought of The Nightman Cometh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenYoung84

Anyone who doesn't think vampire immediately is mentally deranged.


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

It might be a social drama about the hardworking man


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

Instant image of Dracula in my head


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kah00y

Scary Bruh Moment


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

I think "shows up" would be right too?


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

In this context seems acceptable, it's added now.


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

Oczywiście! To samo myślałem.


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

Could "pojawia się" also translate as "show himself" in English (ie, "he showed himself only at night")?


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

Hmmm... seems to me that it's very similar, but I would use the more literal translation of "pokazuje się".


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

Why not "the man appears 'just' at night?"


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

I don't know, it seems rather too strange to me...


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

Sounds okay to me, maybe gives a slight emphasis on when he appears rather than who appears, but it's definitely valid in English. Does this word order in Polish have any specific emphasis?


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

Okay, after a second thought - added.

Well, the only emphasis is on 'the night being the only time he appears', so it looks the same as in English to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euhan1

It must have been him Flash and the Pan sang about...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ADJD4

They mostly come out at night. Mostly...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nico515253

'by' night acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George829445

"only appears" is semantically the same ?


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

Yes, it works as well.

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