"W czerwcu sprzedawaliśmy rowery."

Translation:In June we were selling bicycles.

April 25, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/patbaj

How would you say "In June we sold bikes"?

April 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

W czerwcu sprzedaliśmy rowery. (Mieliśmy dwa rowery i oba sprzedaliśmy).

Also, in a situation when "we" consisted of women only, it would be "W czerwcu sprzedałyśmy rowery", and the "were selling" version would be "sprzedawałyśmy".

April 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarjanvanK

What is the difference between sprzedac and spredawac ?

the second accentuates more the act of selling?

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

"sprzedać" is perfective, "sprzedawać" is imperfective.

That means the first one is about selling something succesfully, the second is more about the process, about something that happens habitually. So this sentence sounds as if "we" worked in a bike shop in June and basically that was our job to sell bikes, while "sprzedaliśmy" would be just "We sold bikes" (probably our own bikes) and that's it. They're sold, we don't have them anymore.

December 20, 2018
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