"I am trying to talk!"

Translation:Próbuję rozmawiać!

June 22, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MATANPEER

What's the difference between "rozmawiać" and "mówić"?

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

"Rozmawiać" is to have a conversation with someone, "mówić" is simple "talk", it can be to someone, it can be to yourself.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MATANPEER

Thank you very much!! I really appreciate that you always answer my questions :)

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/one_half_3544

How would 'Staram się mówić' be translated (if it is correct Polish)?

November 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Hmmm... it's grammatically correct, but as a sentence, it's weird. "Staram się zawsze mówić prawdę" (I try to always tell the truth) makes sense. "Staram się to powiedzieć" (I'm trying to say that) is understandable as "I have problems finding words to convey that message). But "Staram się mówić" does not make much sense to me... Then on the other hand, "Próbuję mówić" is accepted right now. I shall discuss this with the others.

EDIT: Well, we're going to accept it, but please have in mind what I wrote ;) It's so general that it's just strange.

November 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/coffeyj

Is staram się more like "i am attempting"?

November 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Sounds like a good translation (I wouldn't say better though) of "staram się" or "próbuję", but does it really suit the sentence? I can imagine "I am attempting to have a conversation", but "I am attempting to talk"?

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/coffeyj

No, you're right, it's not a good translation for this sentence but this sentence uses "próbuję" in the Polish version rather than "staram się". I think that "I'm trying" is the best translation for this exercise but that "I'm attempting" would be possibly a better translation for the phrase "staram się" based on how you were describing it's use. Does that make sense?

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Hmm... maybe a bit better indeed, but I wouldn't pay much attention to that difference.

November 28, 2016
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