"Kobiety niosą zieloną herbatę."

Translation:The women are carrying the green tea.

January 21, 2016



Why is "The women carry the green tea" wrong? I don't think we've been told that this verb works like the ones for "to go", i.e. that there are two different verbs for "to be carrying" and "to carry" but I'm guessing this must be the reason. Can anyone explain?

January 21, 2016


Carry= nieść, nosić is one of the situations when we have one verb for "now" and other for "usually"

niosę = I am carrying
noszę = I carry

January 21, 2016


Thank you so much Immery - so much to learn!

January 21, 2016


Shouldn't it have been "nieść" then for all those clothing examples like "I am wearing a shirt"? Otherwise doesn't it mean "I usually wear a shirt"?

August 24, 2017


"nieść" is only about carrying, right now.

"nosić" is either "to carry" or "to wear" (usually, generally, habitually etc.)

"to be wearing" (right now) is "mieć na sobie", which was unfortunately forgotten and is not taught in the current version of the course.

August 24, 2017


"ladies are carrying green tea" should be right, no? Ladies=women... No?

March 28, 2016


I am constantly getting it wrong because I put down lady instead of woman

December 16, 2017


I'm having trouble with the endings of "zieloną herbatę"

I notice that most (all?) feminine nouns have the "ę" ending in Accusative.

But could somebody help me understand zieloną ends in "ą" please?

Would this be the usual feminine Accusative ending for adjectives?

Dziękuję :)

July 20, 2018


The nouns end with -ę, and the right form of "ta" (this) ends with -ę ("tę").

The adjectives end with -ą, the pronouns end with -ą and the right form of "tamta" (that) ends with -ą ("tamtą").

So yes, you are right :)

July 22, 2018


Great! Thank you Jellei :)

July 22, 2018


I thought noszę translated to wear - not carry

November 6, 2018


This isn't noszę. It's niosą. Two different words. I can see how you'd get confused lol

May 30, 2019


Do both niesc and nosic mean to carry AND to wear but with different time frames?

June 29, 2019



  • 1) to carry habitually
  • 2) to be carrying without clear direction or purpose
  • 3) to wear


  • 1) to be carrying
July 9, 2019
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