"You should listen to your boss."
Translation:Powinieneś słuchać twojego szefa.
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wydaje mi się że oba zdania są poprawne, ja bym częściej mówiła "swojego szefa", kiedy mam na myśli - osoby która jest twoim zwierzchnikiem , a twojego szefa- tej konkretnej osoby która jest twoim szefem, ale to już zaawansowany niuans.
You are right, that what you suggest is correct, and more common, but the suggested translation is also correct, if less commonly used, and possibly easier for the learners at this point.
Yeah, I guess you can. Added.
Also please note that "swojego szefa" would be a lot more natural than "twojego szefa", actually. The forms of "swój" have been introduced later than 'normal possessives' and that poses some problems in this course.
Just in case you or someone else reading this comment does not recognize the word "swój", it's a possessive that always refers to the subject of the sentence.
This is perhaps the only present tense verb that uses a past-tense conjugation pattern.
I don't think there is such a thing as a verb case override.
My guess is that the English and the Polish verb had slightly different meanings in the past, which led one verb to take a direct object and the other one to take an indrect object.
For the verb to listen, The Middle English dictionary includes the definition to give/pay heed to, which makes the object the recipient of attention, which might explain why it's an indirect object.
Took me a bit to wrap my head around this but very interesting. I suppose this is why we have the need for the word 'to' in English. I actually wrote my question and then deleted it and rewrote it because without the word 'to' it's quite possible to see it as the direct object and it made me second guess my English haha
The basic word order is Subject-Verb-Object (unless the object is a pronoun, in which case we don't want it to end up at the end of the sentence). Your sentence uses "Subject-Object-Verb", which is... simply strange. It's a bit like "The thing about you and your boss is that you should listen to him".