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"Masz pieprz?"

Translation:Do you have pepper?

May 16, 2016

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

I tried, "do you have the pepper?"

Just wondered how you would say that, if it is wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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Unless you meant pepper as the red, yellow or green vegetable, then it's called "papryka" and "Masz paprykę?" would be the question you want.


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

I didn't know that. Interesting.


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

So this is pepper meaning this stuff:

?

What would chili peppers be?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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Looks a bit strange, but well, it's clearly some condiment, so I guess that must be pieprz :D

For a chili pepper I'd personally say "papryczka chili", using a diminutive, but others may just say "papryka chili". Also "ostra papryczka" is used.


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

So, "pieprz" is the condiment, chilies are "papry[cz]ka chili" or "ostra papryczka", and "papryka" is a bell pepper. Confusing... Dziękuję!


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

"Do you have THE pepper?" is a good translation. It could be asked when someone is sitting at the table and looking for the pepper shaker or pepper mill.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alik1989

It's an accepted answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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Same, so this needs reporting. Actually, "Do you have some pepper?" would be translated more literally as "Masz trochę pieprzu?", but if 'some' is not that important, "Masz pieprz" works fine.


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

Czy moge napisac "do you have any pepper?"? dziekuje

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