"A sandwich is food."
Translation:Kanapka to jedzenie.
August 12, 2016
There are two Polish phrases that translate to something is something:
- coś to coś (e.g. kanapka to jedzenie)
- coś jest czymś (e.g kanapka jest jedzeniem)
The first phrase requires two nominatives, because to is not a verb.
The second phrase requires a nominative as a subject and an instrumental, which follows the verb.
- "to" is followed by a nominative (jedzenie)
- "jest" is followed by an instrumental (jedzeniem)