https://www.duolingo.com/Timoak100

Help on Polish

What is the difference between the Polish for "I know" wiem and znam I would appreciate help, thanks

1 year ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Merrowmic
Merrowmic
  • 22
  • 18
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Znać - to know somebody/something (be acquainted or familiar with). [e.g. people, situations]

Wiedzieć - to know (be certain or sure about something). [e.g. knowledge, facts]

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Timoak100

Dziękuję bardzo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Timoak100

next question: what are the rules to using the informal you "ty" and "cię"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aleksandra69835

I am not sure if that will be the best way to put it but imagine that in Polish we make a difference for the situation when you do something and when you "receive" the action.

So "ty" is more for when someone is doing something. "You" is a subject of the action, the doer EXAMPLE: Ty idziesz = You walk Ty kochasz= You love

And "cię" is when someone is receiving the action. "You" is an object of the action. EXAMPLE: Ubieram cię = I dress you (so you are receiving my action of dressing you :)) Kocham cię = I love you (you are subject of my love)

Hope it helps somehow!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Timoak100

Dziękuję bardzo Aleksandra. A very good explanation, now I understand and my Polish will improve, [I hope :)]

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aleksandra69835

Glad to help, good luck with your journey! For sure it will improve ;)

1 year ago

Related Discussions

Learn Polish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.