"Wasz tata jest wysoki."

Translation:Your dad is tall.

February 16, 2016

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duolingo says wasz is singular, is that right?

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The pronoun "wasz" means, that the, so-to-say 'owner' is multiple (some children) and the object is singular (their dad).

They are 8 types of pronouns in Polish (see a quite complete list in Polish here or another a bit less complete list in English here). "Wasz" falls into 2-nd category - zaimki dierżawcze (possessive pronouns). and they reveal:

  • the number of owners (singular / plural)
  • the gender of owner - only in 3-rd person singular
  • the number of objects (singular / plural) - except for 3-rd person singular/plural
  • the gender of object (singular male, singular female, singular neutral, plural male, pluram female or neutral) - except for 3-rd person singular/plural

See a table below:

possesive pronouns in Nominative


Yes - plural would be wasi - masc. personal or wasze - non-masc. personal

Singular as for 'dad' - because there is one dad. Your in this sentence is plural you. With singular you it would be ' twój tata'.


i think here is a missunderstanding wasz stands for your and your here is plural there for wasz must also be plural and not singular as duolingo says


Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think its your misunderstanding

Singular: wasz- multiple people owning one thing

Plural: wasi- multiple people owning multiple things

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@Marcuslawsk: you are right, although your answer is not complete. See the table above.


Duo offers two meanings for wysoki - tall and high, but in this sentence it only allowed "tall" and "high" marked as incorrect.


Yup. I'm pretty sure that "Your dad is high" would mean that your dad is on drugs. Not what the Polish sentence says.


Could he not be up a tree? Is there another word for that kind of "high"?


Oh, true. That would use an adverb of location and be translated as "[Twój/Wasz] tata jest wysoko".

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