" jak ogień i woda."

Translation:They are like fire and water.

July 6, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Icystrider

Is this an expression which indicates people who don't get along?

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88

Close! It's (quite often) used to describe people who are the complete opposite of each other.

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Icystrider

Thank you!!

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kenz.nicola.jojo

Yes

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Celina689105

Haha! Brits say 'chalk and cheese' How does that translate!?

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

"kreda i ser"? I'd be really surprised to hear such a phrase in Polish, how are those comparable? :D

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Celina689105

Just interesting to hear different versions that have the same meaning. ....people who are complete opposites are said to be like chalk and cheese, or in your case fire and water ;)

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/obado

One of them is always putting the other one out

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

btw why is it not "ogień A woda"

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Good question, that would seem logical... but somehow it doesn't work here.

July 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IgorZinenko

More poetic is a contrast between fire and ice

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Emwue

That may very well be*, but it is not idiomatic in Polish.

* – Personally, I much prefer the Polish version which refers to the classical four elements as proposed by Empedocles which survived over millennia as a theory, though we now know it to be false. ;)

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroS586382

Feuer und Wasser kommt nicht zusammen.

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rimdus

In Spanish would be " Como agua y aceite"

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mishule

We have the same idiomatic in Czech :) 'Jsou jak oheň a voda'

August 24, 2018
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