"We are going to school."
Translation:My idziemy do szkoły.
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No. "We are going to school" describes an action that is happening now, or is about to happen. "Iść/Idziemy" is the word that describes walking(or going) now or in the close future, in the specific direction.
Chodzić/chodzimy, is the verb that describes the action (to walk/to go) that happens frequently, or the action happening right now, but direction less.
The word 'szkol
ę' is not a noun, it is a verb, 1-st person singular of the verb "szkolić".
You need to use the noun 'szkoła' here, and the preposition 'do' requires use of in Genitive. The declension is:
- Nominative (mianownik) : szkoł
- Genitive (dopełniacz) : szkoł
- Dative (celownik) : szkol
- Accusative (biernik) : szkoł
- Instrumental (narzędnik) : szkoł
- Locative (miejscownik) : szkol
- Vocative (wołacz) : szkoł
Pay attention to the letters
o - they are not the same. It is not a matter of accents - they are different letters. Please pay also attention that in Dative and Locative singular the stem of the word changes from 'szko
ł-' to 'szko
l-' and in Genitive plural it changes from 'szk
oł-' to 'szk
ół-' (and then the inflected ending is
The verb "szkolić" means "to teach by a person who is not a teacher or by an institution that is not a school" - this is the case when a security officer gives the employees a training on safety procedures. Or when Tax Office invites accountants to give them explanations about the new regulations. The conjugation (in present tense) is:
- ja szkol
- ty szkol
- on/ona/ono szkol
- my szkol
- wy szkol
- oni/one szkol
Sorry to bother you guys again. I understand that chódzic is an on going action. So, I would have thought that we, could easily refer to children or teachers who go there daily. Is there a handy link or download you could share with me to help? Thank you for your time.
Chodzić can only be an ongoing action if the movement is non-directional. But here we have a clear destination, so "chodzimy do szkoły" would imply a habitual activity. "Idziemy do szkoły", on the other hand, is a one-time action.