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"Czy możesz wysłać ten list?"

Translation:Can you send this letter?

July 11, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

RU: Możesz wyslat' etot list?-- Can you send this sheet (of paper)?


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

"May you" was not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

We don't say "may you" in English. We say "would you," or colloquially "can you"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrs.Mop

But we do say. ..may i .. ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Yes, "may I?" is correct, but not "may you?" as a question. As an answer, "you may," is correct


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

When I add "czy" to the sentence, is it more formal?


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

Yes, I guess you could say that. Not "formal", but "more formal" than without it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

The more Polish I learn, the more I realize that the Ukrainian language is just a version of Polish, only with Russian grammar. Ukrainian can also use "чи" ("czy") at the beginning of questions exactly the same as Polish uses it. Чи also means "or," just like Polish czy.

Russian does not have this at all.

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