What makes these women "good". There is a story behind this, and I want to know
+1 for making me laugh! I'd give you a lingot but can't from the app, unfortunately.
It's a good one, Sara! By the way was Soviet Marscal Roszkowski your grand grand?
I don't believe so, the Roszkowski's I know and am related too came to US from Poland in late 1800s
@pavelmeshchanov I suppose that you meant marshal Rokossowski, not Roszkowski. Great commander, he was Polish, mainly served in the Russian army, but he was alien in both his countries.
why it's dobre? I know kobieta is singular femenin so that's why we use dobra, but isn't kobiety still plural femenin?. or does kobiety is plural neuter?. Or for plural femenin nouns we use dobre? Why duolingo doesn't have a lesson first before starting every lesson that really explains things, there are in the firsts lessons but not in this one
Yeah, there are only Tips and Notes in the beginning. Well, later you have to rely on the comments, you may also take a look here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/16296174
There isn't exactly anything like 'feminine plural' (although people use this name sometimes) or 'neuter plural'. There are two plurals: "masculine personal" and "not masculine-personal". The first one is used for 'groups with at least one man'. The other is used for everything else. women, dogs, boxes, trees...
The "not masculine-personal" plural uses the form "dobre".
DobrZy mężczyzni, but dobRE kobiety. Why not "dobrze"? Is it because "dobrze" is already reserved for "well"?
Yup, the 'masculine personal plural' adjectives will end with -i or -y, while "dobrze" is an adverb.
I wondered why there is no Z in feminine plural of dobry, whereas masculine plural contains Z. Dobre - dobrży.
"dobrzy", no ż. Well, actually 'rz' makes exactly the same sound as 'ż'.
The masculine personal form is usually quite different from the other ones.
is there a rule with knowing which words are feminine, masculine or neuter or do you just have to learn them?
Mostly those ending with -a are feminine, those ending with -e or -o are neuter and those ending with a consonant are masculine. Mostly. But that should probably be your first assumption, and then you learn the 'exceptions' by heart.
I wrote "Dobry kobiety lubią dobry obiad" and was marked correct. But reading these comments, and after looking at the declension table of dobry, I am sure this is wrong and it should in fact be "dobre"
Why is it dobre and not dobra? We are talking about women so shouldn't it be the feminine version of the word? Dobra!