"You like cookies."
I don't know French, but if you mean "polite form", then we don't really use it this way. It's more like du/ihr/Sie in German.
no. You only use "ty" whan talking with friends/family members etc.
the situation you described can have two or even three possible answers (because of the unique situation)
1) you talk with the shop assistant if he/she personally has cookies - (I would use it if there is only one person of staff) "czy ma pan ciasteczka" "czy ma pani ciasteczka?"
2) you talk with shop assistant, but treat them as one person of the stuff, and ask if they have cookies.
you can be mildly polite and use just plural you:
- czy macie ciasteczka ?
you can be a bit more polite and add -państwo:
- czy macie państwo ciasteczka?
- czy mają państwo ciasteczka?
"wy" is a bit less informal then "ty". It is used in speeches, and when talking with one employee when they represent the company.
And if you are confused, maybe the best way is to ask "czy są ciasteczka? "
Nope, 'ciasteczko' is singular (it's neuter) and 'ciasteczka' is plural.
Also 'ciastko' and 'ciastka', as I personally don't understand why a diminutive is used here ;)
Thanks Jellei, I've always used 'ciasteczka' as singular and 'ciasteczki' as its plural ;) Trying to fill some gaps in my Polish so I've started from the beginning...it's fun
Why wouldn't it be? It's the most direct translation, if you are talking to one person.
Oh, unless you mean 'ciastka'? Well, as I probably wrote already under every sentence about 'cookies', I don't understand why 'ciasteczka' was introduced as a translation, it's a diminutive form. 'ciastka' is a more common word.
Almost every sentence about "you" will have at least two equally correct answers, one for singular 'you' and one for plural 'you'.
If plural "lubicie" wasn't there, singular "lubisz" must have been.
Well, because it's wrong. The verb "lubić" (to like) takes Accusative, while "ciastek" is Genitive.
Why is Lubisz ciasteczka acceptable but Ty lubisz ciasteczka not? Could someone explain the difference?
There's nonen except for the fact that in the second sentence you're stressing that HE/SHE likes the cookies. So it's probably a bug :/
It's actually "You" (singular), not "He/She" ;) Anyway, both Zack's answers should have worked.