"Musimy troszczyć się o zwierzęta."

Translation:We have to care about animals.

June 1, 2016



How necessary is 'się'? Most situations I've seen in this section, it could mean the same without it (at least from how Duo has taught me to read and understand Polish)

June 1, 2016


Niektóre czasowniki występują tylko ze słówkiem „się” (są to tzw. czasowniki zwrotne). Nie jest to jednak zaimek zwrotny, tylko homonimiczna (równokształtna) z nim cząstka czasownika. Przykłady czasowników zwrotnych:

bać się, troszczyć się, kłócić się

Some verbs occur only with the word "się" (these are so-called reflexive verbs). But this is not a reflexive pronoun, only homonymous (equiform) with it verb particle. Examples of reflexive verbs:

bać się, troszczyć się, kłócić się


June 1, 2016


as mihxal wrote, "się" is must have in this case.

June 1, 2016


Why not "o zwierzętach"?

July 1, 2016


If it was "a book about animals", it would be "o zwierzętach". The animals would be 'the topic' of it, then. But here I think 'about' could be treated as 'for'. Therefore here, it would be the meaning number 5.

July 2, 2016


are there different ways to express "to care for" and "to care about"

July 22, 2016


I think that would be more dependant on the whole context. "care for" may be "troszczyć się", "opiekować się"; and "care about" may be "zależeć (na kimś/czymś)" "obchodzić" (to care as an opposite of "not care", as in "Nie obchodzi mnie to" = "I don't care")...

July 23, 2016


How does 'dbać' relate to all of those?

January 3, 2019


"Dbać [o]" refers to caring for/looking after someone or something in the sense of providing for the needs, welfare, maintenance or protection of a person or thing. It would be used when we are talking about caring for children, one's health, etc. It shows that you are attentive or conscientious about sth. "Opiekować się" is also used for this sense of caring for someone, like supervision or medical care (note that the verb includes the word "opiek").

Dbać o siebie: to maintain oneself [in terms of health, well being]; to look after oneself

January 3, 2019


"We should care about animals" not accepted?

December 6, 2017


Not strong enough for "musimy".

December 6, 2017


"we need to care for animals" ?

February 6, 2018


Yeah, that works.

February 7, 2018


Czy istnieje semantyczna różnica między "troszczyć się" i "przejmować się?"

October 30, 2018


For musimy is it possible the English translation could be to the verb 'must'. As in We must instead of 'we have to'? I find it much easier to remember We must/my musimy as both words sound similar and have to/must is essentially the same kind of command in English.

May 15, 2019
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