"Wasz wujek robi kawę."

Translation:Your uncle is making coffee.

July 10, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlT2rD

Why not "Your uncle makes coffee"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Layla_the_Wailer

Why is "your uncle is making a coffee" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Coffee is generally uncountable, but we can interpret "a coffee" as "a cup of coffee" and this makes sense. Added.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danny326737

If i asked my Polish friend "czy naprawiasz kawę?" would they laugh or be insulated? I think I will stick with robisz just in case ; )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alik1989

Naprawiać literally means making repairs on sth., not as with the colloquial usage of "fix".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlT2rD

Insulated against laughter? Lol, "insulted"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PLATNUU

Does anyone else listen "krobi" instead "robi"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Well, surely not "wujek krobi", if that's what you meant.

The male voice may make it a bit like "wuje krobi", but if I wasn't trying to hear some problem, I probably wouldn't notice it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davidsk4

sometimes the recordings have the letter at the end of a word merging with the letter at the start of the following word.(and especially if the word is tego) This example sounds like "Wasz wujek krobi kawe" (The nearest word I could think of was kroic, to cut but "Your uncle is cutting coffee" sounded odd!) . I gather,then, in Polish occasionally one word merges into the following one without a break?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

I don't think it's stronger than in other languages I know, it's not something that I would notice, but I guess I see your point, it may sound more like "wuje krobi". But the brain of a native (who knows the words) simply makes most sense of it.

Hmmm, I see someone else asked about the same a few months ago... interesting.

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