It is not nominative! It's accusative. „Piątek/W Piątek” but „Sobota/w sobotę”.
Thanks. Then the tooltip failed to pick up on that I suppose. What is the rule for telling time with w? Accusative for weekdays and locative for months?
Firstly I must say that I'm a native speaker of Polish. For me "that's the way it is" and sometimes I fail to find any logic in my language.
W with accusative:
- W poniedziałek/wtorek/środę/.... On Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday ...
- W weekend on/at weekend
- W południe at midday (but at midnight is o północy)
W with locative:
- W tygodniu - colloquial way of naming collectively days from Monday to Friday.
- W 2 tygodniu Lipca - In the second week of July
- W styczniu/lutym/marcu... In January/February/March
- W lecie/zimie In Summer/Winter (Wiosna and Jesień require na instead of w, na wiosnę, na jesieni)
- W roku 44 p.n.e - In the year 44 before common era
- W pierwszym kwartale bieżącego roku - In the first quarter of current year
- W drugiej dekadzie Stycznia - In the second decade of January, drugiej dekadzie is in locative, Stycznia is in genitive
- W XIX wieku In 19th century
Also to if one want to say: on 22 of June, it is in Polish, 22 Czerwca (genitive - no preposition!)
"słucham" should just end with a consonant, with -m. I agree that this sounds quite a lot like "słuchamy". I disabled the audio exercises.
Thanks, my question really was out of pure curiosity, though. I had my Polish girlfriend read both sentences to me now and indeed, there is a small vowel like sound after słucham. But it should be shorter than in the case of słuchamy. It's a pity, you can only enable or disable the listening exercises. It would be so much better, if all the information of the users could be used to create a more reliable TTS
The only thing that we can do is disabling the audio exercises, so no one gets a "type what you hear" task. That has been done already. Unfortunately the TTS is pretty far from being perfect.
It didnt accept 'on Fridays' (ie usually /always on a Friday) - is there another way of saying this?
Why is "On Friday I listen to the music" not accepted? It's no clumsier in English than some other Duolingo phrases like "he shows the carpet" or "I get toothpaste" which are grammatically correct but feel awkward unless you place them in a situation where they can sound right. With "On Friday I listen to the music" it's exactly the same. On Monday I cook dinner, on Tuesday I knit a scarf, on Wednesday I go to my singing class, on Thursday I watch football, on Friday I listen to the music, so I can't go out with you on weekdays. Why not?
UPD In the next sentence, "On Wednesday we cook dinner" was accepted.
Tell me you are for real. I admire how quick (and always thoughtful and decent) your reaction is :) Thank you!