"Ten zegarek jest dla dziadka."

Translation:This watch is for grandpa.

June 25, 2016

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Whose grandfather? It is understood to be "my grandfather ". Otherwise, the sentence does not make sense. Then, "This watch is for my grandfather" should be considered correct.


Not necessarily. As an example - A mother could easily say this sentence to her child. In this case it would imply 'your grandfather'. So no, we cannot assume the relationships in this sentence.


Which case is dziadka here?


Genitive, as needed by 'dla'.


jestem w domu is also locative isn't it? Sorry for different example but I missed to ask in the right one. By the way shouldn't the genitive be dziadki?


"jestem w domu" takes Locative indeed.

No, 'dziadki' is how the Genitive would look like if this word was feminine and its basic form was "dziadka". But it's "dziadek" in Nominative, so "dziadka" in Genitive.


Of course! Thanks again!


What is the difference between na and dla? Their both for the same thing=for.


Well, "for" really has multiple meanings, "I am having fries for lunch" and "I bought fries for my son" use it in completely different ways. So "for" itself isn't really 'the same thing' ;)

"dla" is mostly used with 'for someone'. "na" is surely used with 'for a meal', 'going somewhere for two hours', and some other usages, which aren't easy to come up with just out of my head. Anyway, don't learn prepositions as "this Polish preposition = that English preposition", that won't work.



Be forewarned, because the prepositions in Polish are very complex ...

DLA means (more or less) for the benefit of .

It is worthwhile to deepen the research on Polish prepositions on the Internet.


Thank you Jellei. It was a very clear explanation. It helped me a lot✌


Sorry for the mostly irrelevant comment, but I just realized 'dlaczego' (why) is actually just: 'dla' (for) + 'czego' (what (gen.)). Cool.


It's cool, but also a bit misleading, because the actual English question "for what" would likely be translated to "po co" ;)

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