"W Polsce są tylko trzy małe pustynie."

Translation:In Poland there are only three small deserts.

May 9, 2016

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

There are deserts in Poland? O_O


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KornDog513

Thanks! This is exactly why I clicked on the comments.


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

Same here, two years later.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/golden.plover

And the other two?


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

Right now Wikipedia actually lists as many as seven deserts in Poland, although it seems that "Wielka Pustynia Błędowska" encorporates several of them. https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategoria:Pustynie_w_Polsce

I don't think that most Polish people know about any other than the Błędów one. If they even know about that one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/golden.plover

Thank you! In English, that category shows only one page.

In French and Italian there are two and in all other languages - only one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GP62HE

Thanks, really interesting. But I find it hard to believe that the Polish people would actually wish to CONSERVE a desert??? In Africa they are trying hard to reclaim some of their desert land! :-O


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin95000

Freezing cold deserts?


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

In Poland there are three small deserts only - am I wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casandra-Lee

Well... yes. Cause in English only can not end the sentence. But everyone, in America, would understand you.


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

This is not entirely true, there are cases where it is appropriate to end in only, however I would say that this one is one where you generally wouldn't. You could say something like 'I want three chairs only!' which gives the sentence a whole different meaning to 'I only want three chairs!' where the former is a clear instruction and the latter is more of a desire. Ending with it tends to make the number more exclusive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrd815495

Thankfully Poland has more than 3 desserts :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnsuther5

I had " there are only three small deserts in Poland" marked wrong. I realise this has reversed the Polish sentence, but otherwise I would say this is at least as good an English translation.


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

Actually this is on the list of accepted answers, it should have worked.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnsuther5

Thank you. I must have made a typing mistake!

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