"Może ona go nie kocha."

Translation:Maybe she does not love him.

January 26, 2016

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but he loves her


Would, "She may not love him" be acceptable?


I couldn't find the right words using the Crown system on p.c. Then I realized that I CONTINUE to think that kocha means cook, and not love. I am still thrown by my and ich as well. My making me think it will be first person, from English, and ich meaning "I" in German.

I am in awe of those who can keep their languages straight. I started to answer in French in Germany yesterday. Le Sigh.


Why "go" and not "jego?"


From what I understand, "jego" means "his ____", it's a possessive pronoun. And "go" is an accusative pronoun and means "him". I'm not sure though I'm also learning Polish.


jego is both possesive pronoun and a version of genitive/accusative pronoun. "go" is for at the middle of the sentence so it fit'd better in the sentence. But "jego" should be accepted too


The hint given is plural, forcing the Shakespearean construct, ‘Maybe she loves him not,’ which naturally enough was not accepted… :)


I don't see anything plural in the hints...


Could it also be "maybe she doesn't love it"?

Can't "go" also mean "it"?


The only context that comes to my mind in which that would make sense, would be if "it" referred to a pet (and a word for that pet has to be a masculine noun). And then I guess it's a correct translation.

OK, added.


This construction of the words in polish drives me crazy sometimes.

"Maybe she, him, does not love.


It's unfortunate we cannot switch word order in "make a sentence from words below" excercises.

then you could do something like this: "Może ona nie kocha go"- go cannot be at the end, let's move it before "nie kocha" - "Może ona go nie kocha"


maybe and can as the same word it's weird


How would you say "she might not love him"?


I guess "[Ona/] może go nie kochać", although I wouldn't consider it a very likely thing to say. I'd add some 'just', 'simply': "She may simply not love him": "Ona może go po prostu nie kochać".

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