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Polish cases- I have vs I don't have.

Hi guys, could someone please answer a question I have regarding Polish cases?

We're learning household appliances at the minute and how to say 'I have and I don't have. The noun has a different ending in 'I don't have a......' than in 'do you have a ...?' and 'I have a .......'

Would anyone be able to tell me which cases are being used here e.g. genitive and accusative? Why is 'I have a......' different to 'I don't have a.....?'

Thanks!

1 year ago

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TseDanylo
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It's pretty easy:

  • Mam + acc.

  • Nie mam + gen.

1 year ago

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Thank you! :)

1 year ago

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Usually verbs that take the accusative take the genitive when the verb is negated.

1 year ago

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Thanks! That makes things a lot clearer :)

1 year ago