"Mężczyzna pojawia się tylko w nocy."

Translation:The man appears only at night.

January 20, 2016

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mechgunz

I immediately thought of The Nightman Cometh.

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

count me for the second one

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tomboysquirrel

me too! lol

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/skinimin

I think "shows up" would be right too?

June 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

June 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DevilInThe

Instant image of Dracula in my head

August 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sirwootalot

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

June 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

June 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Boskinho

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

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

August 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1

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

November 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewWawr1

Batman?

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ADJD4

They mostly come out at night. Mostly...

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nico515253

'by' night acceptable?

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

OK, added.

February 28, 2019
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