"We rest in an Italian hotel."
Translation:Odpoczywamy we włoskim hotelu.
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that would be "We rest in "Włoski" hotel" or We rest in "Hotel Włoski" or sth - usually we use adjective before a noun when we just describe something. But there are many Hotels that are called this way.
'w' becomes 'we' because the next word starts with a 'w' ? (Odpoczywamy we włoskim hotelu)
if after w or f there is another consonant we say "WE", if it is vovel , we say "W" w Warszawie, we Wrocławiu, w Finlandii, we Francji
also we is before mnie, which is exception for ze, and ode as well
also in some set phrases and before some nouns (we Lwowie- in Lvov, we śnie - in dream)
Does this mean that we are staying there, or we're just having a rest there right now?
Both? We could argue that if you're in a hotel that usually means you're on holiday, so it's a rest from work ;)
Hotel is in locative because of 'we/w' and Italian is Instrumental because it's describing Hotel? Trying to nail down the declensions.
"hotel" - yes, but as "Italian" describes "hotel", it needs to be in the same case, so it's also Locative.
Why not: "odpoczniemy we włoskim hotelu"? The english sentence does not clearly express the aspects, since it is not: "we are resting" = odpoczywamy.
The English sentence uses Present Simple, and "odpoczniemy" is Future Simple, "we will rest".