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"Why does she write a book?"

Translation:Dlaczego ona pisze książkę?

January 31, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quistis218

Is there a difference between this and "dlaczego ona książkę pisze"? I was under the impression that Polish had freer word order than english. In any case the latter was marked as an error.


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

there is the difference, but small one that is not easly translatable to English. Should be accepted.

If you want to know the differece- Depending on context - she either is supposed to dictate it not write/ or she is supposed to write short essay not a book.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quistis218

Thanks! That is what I suspected but since it marked me wrong I figured maybe it's just wrong.


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

That word order sounds very unnatural. Duolingo is right in rejecting it, since it's better not to learn that way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quistis218

Lol, two conflicting answers, now I have no idea what's right and wrong


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

The answer given by duo is correct one and most natural. The order you wrote is not as common, but just how weird it sounds may depend on a person listening/reading, it might be regional thing or something.

I guess it is better to learn the most common sentence.


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

Why not dlaczego?


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

"Dlaczego" is the 'best answer', actually. "dlaczego" and "czemu" are totally interchangeable.

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