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Translation:Wasz szef kupuje nowszy samochód.

March 15, 2016

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

Twój szef kupuje nowsze auto - czy to nie to samo ?


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

Yes, except "auto" is more informal than "samochód".


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

I would not care about formality in a sentence that has "szef" in it.


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

At the same time, I don't consider „szef” or „samochód” as informal. In fact, I never actively use „auto”, I find it redundant.


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

I consider szef, when not "szef kuchni" as informal as auto. But WSJP disagrees with me (it has "pot." with auto, but not szef,)


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

Kraków contra reszta świata especially:

  • auto - używa się zamiennie ze słowem samochód,

And for "szef", PWN, says:

  • «zwierzchnik kierujący jakimś zespołem; też: dowódca»
  • «poufale do mężczyzny, od którego jest się w jakiś sposób zależnym»

For me "poufale" = informal, in 99% of possible contexts. ;-) So, being from Kraków, I would actually say that "Szef" is way more informal than "auto"(which I don't consider informal at all).


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

I will respectfully disagree with that.

Anyway, it seems the formality of certain words may be influenced by the region, who uses specific words, etc. The words that are already formal used in certain contexts might be more likely to be the subject of disagreement.


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

Czemu nie: Pana szef kupuje nowszy samochód?


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

You know why - Formal You was rather neglected until recently. Added now.

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