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"Dzień dobry, jestem lekarzem."

Translation:Good morning, I am a doctor.

May 8, 2016

24 Comments


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

Any Doctor Who fans over here?


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

that would be I'm the Doctor and Jestem Doktorem


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

Would not dzień dobry also be 'good day'?


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

True, but do people actually say it?


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

Okay, we recently decided to accept it, so added.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gbaldacci1309

It could be afternoon, couldn't it be?


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

When the previous comment was written, I asked several natives about the acceptability of "good day". They all wrote that it sounds totally out of date and would just seem weird if you said that.

And for afternoon, you just use "Good afternoon" ;) Which is accepted, of course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leo828542

Yes, akin to saying "good morrow to you, Sir" while doffing one's hat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/polec2

Can ''Dzień dobry" be translated as ''Hello''?


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

In some contexts probably yes, although most Polish learners of English would probably find 'hello' too informal, but I can imagine a nice friendly doctor saying "hello, I am your doctor".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duolingouser621

Should it be accepted? It isn't at the moment.


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

It seems to me that it's safer not to accept it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexG71

It seems strange to me that 'hello' is not accepted, even in this context. I've checked Google Translate and 'good morning' and 'hello' are given equal common translation ratings for 'dzień dobry'.


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

Well, Google Translate is not really the best source of knowledge.

It's a tough decision to make. I understand that "hello" is not that informal as it has always seemed to me. But still we believe it's safer to go with the more formal answers. You will rather not say "dzień dobry" to your friend, at least seriously.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gbaldacci1309

I wrote "good day, I am a doctor." Shouldn't this be acceptable since it might be afternoon???


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

How would you translate the greetings (other than "good day") when it's not afternoon, neither morning?


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

We only have "Dzień dobry" (Good day) and "Dobry wieczór" (Good evening).

Plus "dobranoc" (good night), but it's a farewell, not a greeting.


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

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was asking for english phrase for normal greetings, but which isn't "good day".


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

Well, I suppose you have Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening... Hi, Hello, Welcome and similar... "Good day" seems not to be really used nowadays. No other phrases come to my mind now.


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

Could it be: "good morning, I am the doctor"? In the sense of "the doctor you called".


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

Yes, it works.


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

Hello definitely shoukd be accepted in this context but isn't. Hello is equally as formal and interchangeable as good morning.

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