Well, when I wrote 'quantifiers' I thought about phrases other than numerals. Yeah, 1-4 take Nominative, also every other number that ends with -2, -3, -4 BUT NOT -12, -13, -14 takes Nominative as well.
so ... is this poprawda?
- cztery lata
- siedem lat
- dwanasćie lat
- siedemnaście lat
- dwadzieścia dwa lata
- dwadzieścia pieć lat ... ?
Yes, those are correct. Two typos though: "dwanaŚCie" and "piĘć" :) There isn't anything like "ći" in Polish.
P.S. "poprawda" sounds like "post-truth" or something like that... ;) "prawda" would be strange as well, because it seems strange to ask "Is this [the truth/true]" here. Not that I have a great idea what would sound natural here... maybe "czy to się zgadza?" or simply "czy to jest poprawne?".
As typical for polish plurals, it's a difference between personal and not-personal:
- Wielu ludzi, mężczyzn, polityków
- Wiele osób, kobiet, polityczek
Thanks for your reply, there is no such thing as a stupid question when we learn from the answers.
In a way... but not really. An article vs a numeral. It's hard to imagine translating every 'a' as jeden/jedna/jedno etc, that would feel very strange. So let's keep to the exact parts of speech.
In English it does – but apparently not in Polish (a different language, after all).
As an addendum to this, my parents always used the term " muchy " for flies, was this correct?
Yes. "much" is Genitive because "wiele" takes Genitive. But the Nominative plural is "muchy".