"My son will be a policeman."

Translation:Mój syn zostanie policjantem.

March 25, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaroze
  • 2028

How can you tell whether 'zostać' means 'to become' versus 'to stay' in a given context?


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

„Zostać” as in "to become" always comes with an object noun in instrumental case.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaroze
  • 2028

And what is the case that accompanies 'to stay'? Like if you were to stay a police officer? Thanks!


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

Ah, you meant that kind of "stay", when a person is already a policeman and will continue to do so? Then I would suggest using verbs like "pozostać", or "nadal być".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaroze
  • 2028

Okay that's good to know, thanks!

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