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"Kogo kocha ta kobieta?"

Translation:Who does this woman love?

July 18, 2016



How would you say "Who loves this woman?" then?


Kto kocha tę kobietę?


Positive sentence (she loves him) would be
ona(nominative) kocha jego(accusative)

question about who is loved:
kogo(accusative) kocha ta kobieta (nominative)

question about who loves:
kto (nominative) kocha tę kobietę (accusative)


Got it, thanks! Gonna have to get used to looking for the sentence's subject in the nominative.


The sentence "Ona kocha jego" is incorrect.

Whom/Who does she love? - Kogo (ona) kocha?
She loves him - Ona go kocha/ (Ona) Kocha go

What does she love? - Co (ona) kocha/uwielbia?
She loves his money - (Ona) Kocha jego pieniądze


are (kto) and (kogo) interchangeable in the two sentences?


No. they change the meaning of the question. - Who loves this woman (by whom is she loved) vs - whom does this woman love (who is loved by her)


Nie mnie. Nikt mnie nie kocha=(


Not to be overly pedantic, but it shouldn't it be "Whom does this woman love?"


We discussed it many times, both options have their fierce defenders, but the people claiming that "whom" is dated and "who" is used in contemporary language were more numerous and have won. Both versions are accepted, of course.


It may be accepted in contemporary language, but it seems to be confusing (not only for me as it appears).

Who = nominative. As I don't have any context and nouns are not declined in English "Who does the woman love" sounds like an awkward form of "who likes the woman". At least for me as a non native English speaker.


The line sounds musical :)


I always make this sentence wrong. Love is so complecated - even in learning a language.


Can you say kogo ta kobieta kocha or is this just grammatically incorrect


It's fine, it works.


Shouldn't it be "whom" not "who"?? Let's get the English right!!


I've compared a few usage ratios of subject and object pronouns and got these results:

  • them : they -> 1 : 2.7
  • him : he -> 1 : 3.8

If whom were the only acceptable objective case form of who, we would get a similar result, but:

  • whom : who -> 1 : 30.1

Which is a clear indication of the fact that who is very commonly used as an object pronoun.

By the way, "whom" is accepted as well.

Corpus of Contemporary American English: https://www.english-corpora.org/coca

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