"Czy możesz wysłać ten list?"

Translation:Can you send this letter?

July 11, 2016

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

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

July 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/yf7rU0pd

"May you" was not accepted?

September 5, 2017

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

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

September 5, 2017

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

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

November 14, 2017

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

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

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rimdus

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

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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Yes, I guess you could say that. Not "formal", but "more formal" than without it.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

it does have ли though

April 24, 2018
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