https://www.duolingo.com/wen3wen

About "mężczyzna"

Hi~, guys.

I know some basic information of "mężczyzna" : the gender is masculine; its instrumental form is mężczyzną (a→ą).

I know the instrumental rule of some masculine nouns that changing the ending into -em or -iem.

But "mężczyzna" is going to -ą.

Do you know some other masculine nouns have the same instrumental rule as mężczyzna?

November 7, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/wen3wen

Wa! Thank you very much!

November 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo

The rule applies to most nouns that end in -a, regardless of gender

November 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wen3wen

Aha, thank you for your opinion. :)

November 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Other examples of masculine words that look and undergo declension as if they were feminine:

  • tata (dad)
  • artysta (an artist, female: artystka)
  • turysta (a tourist, female: turystka)
  • maszynista (the 'driver' of a train, female: maszynistka)
  • kierowca (a driver, no separate female version)
  • poeta (a poet, female: poetka)
November 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wen3wen

Thank you very much.

November 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nathanjm

Could someone explain why mężczyzna becomes mężczyzni in nominative plural? I'm particularly interested in with it takes an 'i' at the end rather than a 'y' like a lot of feminine nouns.

December 14, 2018
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