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"Ona mówi, że jestem stary."

Translation:She says that I am old.

January 22, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyle539120

Wow what an insult.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arminia11_web_de

Prevention: Be a rich dude like Mick Jagger or Jeff Goldblum.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

is the "że" necessary in sentences like this?


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

In English we often drop the 'that' knowing that it is still there. I think Polish has to keep it


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

Do polish people really do this "pause" before the "że"?


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

If you are reading aloud or something then yes, sometimes. If you are just speaking, not so much.


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

I would say that even when speaking it is there, just that…ugh… What exactly is 'a pause' is very fluid(especially with regards to how long it lasts) and differs from speaker to speaker. ;)

At least, for me(when not reading, but just saying these), „Ona mówi” in „Ona mówi, że jestem stary” and „Ona mówi” in „Ona mówi: «jestem stary»” do not last exactly the same amount of time(still, it feels like the difference is measured in milliseconds :P).


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

What properties other than the duration varies between pauses?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sue919013

Why is there a comma in the this question? Does Polish use the comma differently?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rorke175

I am curious about this year old question as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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Yes, Polish uses a comma whenever it introduces another clause. That is also why Polish people often try to put a comma before 'that' ;)


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

What about “She is saying that I am old.”?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amanda848310

Doe the "że" define that the lady said the person talking is old? Or that the lady herself is old?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yola448704

"że" does not define anything; it just introduces whatever she might say:

Ona mówi, że jestem stary - She says I am old (she talks about me, the man)
Ona mówi, że jest stara - She says she is old (she talks about herself, she)
Ona mówi, że jest stary - She says he is old (she talks about other man, he)

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