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


Wa! Thank you very much!

November 7, 2016

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

November 7, 2016

Aha, thank you for your opinion. :)

November 7, 2016

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

Thank you very much.

November 8, 2016

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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