"Dzień dobry, jestem lekarzem."

Translation:Good morning, I am a doctor.

May 8, 2016

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TwinTip

Any Doctor Who fans over here?

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/immery

that would be I'm the Doctor and Jestem Doktorem

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/polec2

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

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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".

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingouser621

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

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingouser621

OK, thanks.

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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'.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

what would be more formal than hello then?

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Good morning/afternoon/evening, of course.

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikJag

Would not dzień dobry also be 'good day'?

October 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

True, but do people actually say it?

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Merrowmic

Yes. Yes, we do.

November 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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

November 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gbaldacci1309

It could be afternoon, couldn't it be?

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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 They all wrote that it sounds totally out of date and would just seem weird if you said that.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.

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gbaldacci1309

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

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/stramner

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

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/stramner

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

June 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

June 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/veridiandrade

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

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Yes, it works.

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/knoakes

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

October 26, 2018
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