"Wasza rodzina jest mała."

Translation:Your family is small.

February 15, 2016

7 Comments
This discussion is locked.


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

Would this mean, "you only have a few people in your family", or "everyone in your family is short"?


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

A few people.

I think wasza rodzina jest niska is everyone in your family is short


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

Why not "little"?


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

It offers you the option of - 's - so I constructed "Your family's small." and it was marked as wrong.


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

I am surprised that there was a tile/puzzle with 's... I just added your answer manually, but generally it's safer to answer in full words.


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

No problem, here is a screenshot of it. I would normally not use the contraction, I just thought id try it and was just suprised that it didnt allow it, given that it was possible!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/185sn7ui7lbla56/Screenshot_20210628-121401_Duolingo.jpg?dl=0


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

Thanks, a screenshot is always useful, but here it seems like an unlucky coincidence. The algorithm doesn't accept such contractions (family is = family's) automatically, people rarely report such answers, this tile was supposed to be one of the random distractors, the wrong words. It must come from a sentence like let's say "This is Adam's watch" where it's the only answer and the system treats "Adam's" as "Adam + 's", separately. Anyway, it's an interesting situation.

Learn Polish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.