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meżczyżna, człowiek and ludzie

All three words are given as "man" (yes, I know, ludzie is plural). I get that czlowiek means "man" in the sense of "mankind" but what about ludzie. The Polish section here could use a lot more "Tips and Notes."

June 5, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Paranoix

mężczyzna - man (male), człowiek - human (singular), ludzie - persons, people, humans

June 5, 2016

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I think "ludzie" is "people". Yes, that is what it means: http://www.polish-dictionary.com/p https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cz%C5%82owiek#Polish

http://dictionary.reverso.net/polish-english/cz%C5%82owiek Yes, cłowiek is man meaning human.

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyHughes5

Yes it means people. but Duolingo also gives it as men

June 5, 2016

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Yes, it is men when meaning people. You know they used to think that was the same thing as if women did not count. "All men are created equal..."

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyHughes5

Oh, and let me add that we have ludzie and osoby and ludżmi for people, Are they interchangeable?

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

also it is ludźmi, not ludżmi

June 5, 2016

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Thank you for catching my typo ! I have fixed it thanks to you!

June 5, 2016

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osoby = persons

ludźmi = instrumental declension of ludzie

(mortals appeared for ludzmi on google translate but it wouldn't translate backwards so that was highly suspect.) Then I found it on wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lud%C5%BAmi

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-polish/people

http://dictionary.reverso.net/polish-english/osoba

http://sjp.pwn.pl/slowniki/ludzie.html

I found another on this page: guy = facet https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish/Masculine_noun_declension The two words were capitalized so then I wasn't sure if they just meant the name "Guy" because they bothered to do the declension of "Chris", but it is here also. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-polish/guy

I hope that wiktionary and the other dictionaries will help you out.

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyHughes5

Thanks for all your research

June 5, 2016
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