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What Are The Neuter Forms Of "These" And "Those" In Polish?

March 28, 2016



it depends on how you want to use those words.

In the sentences like these are / those are you always use "to są".

If these/those describe nouns, like adjectives or possessive pronouns, then

for all nouns that are not masculine personal:

these -
Nominative -te
Genitive- tych
dative- tym
accusative - te
instrumental- tymi
locative- tych

I do not know how good your general knowledge of how Polish works is, but with distance

English this, that, that
Poilish to, to, tamto

English these, those, those
Polish te, te, tamte

so sometimes those are translated to te (and all forms)

and sometimes

Nominative -tamte
Genitive- tamtych
dative- tamtym
accusative - tamte
instrumental- tamtymi
locative- tamtych


First of all, Polish has three genders in singular (masculine, feminine, neuter) and two in plural (męskoosobowy, niemęskoosobowy) so there's no such thing as neuter forms of "these" and "those". Męskoosobowy gender includes all humanly masculine nouns, the other one encompasses all the feminine, neuter and non-human masculine nouns.

THIS: ten / ta / to

THAT: tamten / tamta / tamto

THESE: ci / te

THOSE: tamci / tamte


M. Te D. Tych C. Tym B. Te N. Tymi Msc. Tych I think it's something like this^


I am not understanding how to use ta to ten with types of animals please tell me in detail


It's not about animals, you just look at the gender of the word. The masculine form is "ten", feminine is "ta", neuter is "to".

I think the only animals with a neuter name would be "okapi" and "gnu", and some words for baby animals.

If a noun ends with a consonant, it's probably masculine.

If a noun ends with -a, it's probably feminine.

If a noun ends with -o or -ę, it's neuter.

But of course there are exceptions, like "mysz" (mouse, feminine), "tata" (dad, masculine) or "mężczyzna" (man, masculine).

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