"Can you send me this?"

Translation:Możecie mi to wysłać?

July 9, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JerryMcCarthy99

I'm generally puzzled about this course's ongoing usage of the "Ty" and "Wy" forms. We did "Formal You" a long time ago, and then those forms ("Pan", "Pani", i.t.d) seem to have been dropped. I'm sure that, in real life, "Pan" i.t.d must still be being used? Or are those forms hopelessly archaic?

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

They have to be used, definitely. What you mention is something that I feel is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, flaws of this course. The Formal You options are not only almost not used here at all, but very often not even accepted. This leads, I'm afraid, to foreigners using informal "ty" to strangers in Poland. Of course we will forgive almost everything if any foreigner tries to talk to us in Polish, but still, that would be wrong.

Let me say that we plan to change it in Tree 2.0. We are putting Formal You versions as accepted answers in every (I hope) new sentence created for 2nd person, and after Formal You will be introduced, it will also start appearing on a normal basis in 'normal' skills. Just like you are not likely to have a Duolingo Spanish lesson and not encounter neither 'usted' nor 'ustedes'.

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zed895

can not be good the 'dla mnie ' insted of 'mi'? thanks

July 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/schmidzy

That would be "Can you send this for me?" which has a somewhat different meaning.

July 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/luttymoreira

How important is the placing of "to" here? I put it in the end of the sentence and it wasn't accepted :(

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

It would be like "Can you send me THIS?", and without a specific context, such an emphasis doesn't seem natural.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanieKatz

I didn't use the "wrong word" I just reversed the order (to mi)

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Actually, this sounds fine to me, added.

September 10, 2018
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