"The woman is eating a cookie."

Translation:Kobieta je ciasteczko.

January 27, 2016



When would you use "ciasteczko" and when would you use "ciasteczka"? And how do you know when "ciasteczka" is singular or plural?

March 6, 2016


ciasteczko is nominative and accusative singular cuasteczka is singular genitive , plural noinative accusative and vocative

Polish people know which case should be used, so we know if it is singular or plural

here kobieta je ciasteczko is singular. Kobieta je ciasteczka is plural (eat needs accusative)

But if the sentence needs genitive, like does not eat

kobieta nie je ciastaczka (singular), kobieta nie je ciasteczek (plural).

there are few nouns that have the same case singular and plural the same, so then you have to find out from context, if it is a midsummer night's dream or midsummer nights' dream

March 9, 2016


Why is it ciasteczko here? Wouldn't you use the feminine noun instead of ciasteczko?

January 27, 2016


Women are allowed to eat things which are not described by feminine nouns.

Just to be clear, the grammatical gender of each noun is fixed, so there is no such thing as the feminine form of 'ciasteczko'.

January 27, 2016


Why is it je, not jedzą?

December 6, 2018


I'm wondering the same thing....

April 12, 2019


Because jedzą is third person plural, but we need third person singular (eats).

April 12, 2019


what about "ciacho"

April 22, 2018


Rather too colloquial.

April 23, 2018


and ciasto?

April 23, 2018


That's definitely "cake".

April 24, 2018
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