"Why does she write a book?"

Translation:Dlaczego ona pisze książkę?

January 31, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quistis218

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

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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That word order sounds very unnatural. Duolingo is right in rejecting it, since it's better not to learn that way.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quistis218

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

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quistis218

Thanks

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ashmeesh

Why not dlaczego?

January 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

January 20, 2017
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