"Weźmiesz kartkę i długopis?"

Translation:Will you take a sheet of paper and a pen?

February 28, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

I am not sure I have ever said "sheet" without "of paper," unless I was talking about beds or sailboats.

February 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/diftcsx

So simply saying "kartka" will imply "papieru" unless stated otherwise?

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Yes. Well, I don't even know what else could be described as "kartka". You have "kartka/karta pocztowa" (a postcard), sometimes "kartka" is enough to describe it, if the context makes it clear. And you had "kartki" in the communist times, which allowed you to buy sugar, meat and stuff like that in a given quantity. That's all, I think.

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/diftcsx

Oh, I see. Thank you very much!

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/orisi2
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Why is "a paper and a pen" incorrect?

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Isn't "a paper" an equivalent of "a newspaper"? Or in more colloquial language, some document?

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/orisi2
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When someone says "give me a paper and a pen," the reasonable supposition is that the person needs a sheet of paper and a pen with which to write. It is not asking for a newspaper. Of course, a "paper" can be short form of newspaper, but not in this context.

April 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WarsawWill

Sorry, but no it isn't. My supposition would be that you wanted a newspaper and that you wanted to do the crossword, or perhaps mark some ads.

The paper you write on is uncountable/non-count. I've never heard anyone use "a paper" with this meaning. It would be "a piece/sheet of paper. "A paper" would be a newspaper or an academic text of some type.

http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/paper

May 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Okay, I guess this is acceptable in such a context. Added now.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hunhura

I believe you can call a credit card "kartka" too

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

karta. not 'kartka'.

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mph.vgc

Please add "Will You take a piece of paper and a pen"

February 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

We already do, such an answer should have worked.

February 19, 2019
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