"Luckily." Interesting choice of words. I personally consider it rather unlucky, even if "sto" is the easiest number I've met so far. :)
Don't 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus numbers ending in 2, 3 and 4 (bar 12, 13 and 14) take Nominative? In which case "Dwóch mężczyźni"? Or is this a special one?
They do for most nouns, but the masculine personal takes Genitive anyway. Well, 2/3/4 have two equally correct forms each, one of them takes Nominative and the other takes Genitive.
[Dwaj/Trzej/Czterej] mężczyźni piją piwo. (Nominative)
[Dwóch/Trzech/Czterech] mężczyzn pije piwo. (Genitive)
And then for other numerals, masculine personal needs a Genitive form of the numeral and Genitive form of the noun.
(I am wondering if masculine personal of "22" can be "dwadzieścia dwaj", but I'm almost sure it's wrong. "dwudziestu dwóch" is definitely correct.)
Welcome to Polish numerals, where even natives that teach it may have problems sometimes.
Thanks for the explanation - numerals are definitely giving me a lot of headaches...
I mean yeah, like, who even came up with this in the first place. Must have been a funny guy. "And from now on, let's make Polish really complicated".
Ok the stu was a bit frustrating; really caught me off guard. Numbers are hard enough for me and your explanation to odwl is helpful but declining numbers and numbers in general could be a tree unto itself as far as I am concerned. I hope there will be lots more number exercises in the new tree or maybe break out lessons.
Oh. That's a very unfortunate oversight... obviously it's perfectly correct, added now.
Well, if you didn't have those typos, it should have worked, it is on the list.
Most numerals need the noun to take Genitive. It's like "A hundred of women".
I have the same question? proszę o odpowiedz, (sorry on the computer I only have ę not z with "accent aigu", sorry again, but I have no idea how this translates into english.)
Please look here: https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/923/difference-between-hundred-a-hundred-and-one-hundred It seems that, to only say the numeral without "a" or "one (or two, three...etc)" in front of it (depending on whether the exact number is important or not), is grammatically wrong.
Yes, I put 'One hundred men and a hundred women'. I guess that was considered inconsistent.
why not "100 men and women" (same way as moja babcia i mój dziadek=my grandma and grandpa)