Translation:I do not like this dress but I wear it.
Where's the 'ją' coming from? It is not 'ja' I suppose and neither 'to' (it)?
Remember that Polish language has grammatical gender(„rodzaj” in Polish) and it doesn't relate to biological gender(„płeć”) – English 'it' here translates to 'she'(„ona”) because „sukienka” is a feminine noun. „Ją” is just an accusative case of „ona”, which you need here, because it is the direct object of the verb „nosić”.
Ach! I totally forgot that we learned "ją" in an earlier unit. Thank you!
We have a big problem in the course because its creators forgot about the construction "mieć na sobie", equivalent to "to be wearing". Technically, Present Continuous shouldn't be a translation of "nosić". But in some sentences it may still be accepted.
So in this context, is 'I'm wearing it' correct? Because I tried it and it said it was wrong.
Frankly, it isn't correct anywhere in this course. Maybe it's time for some harsh decision and removing it from any sentence which has "wear"/"wears". I will do it now.
I would say "ale mimo to ją założyłam" or something like that. "but despite that, I put it on".
Oh wait, I wouldn't say that, I'm not a woman. But you know what I meant ;)
This to say the least is a very complicated language to grasp and I was born in it and went to Polish school for five years.
The 'ja' here, I feel is unnecessary. The stress is not needed in this case. All the way through this course I have had the distinct feeling that the pronoun is used much too often. In fact the course tends to steer one in the direction of it being a sine qua non. Just an observation...
Maybe it is used in too many sentences, true.
Anyway, there is no "ja" in the main Polish sentence here (although it's accepted, as it has to be). Do you mean "ją" in the second clause? That's a different word. That's Accusative of "ona", so technically it means "her" (I wear her), but as of course English doesn't have gendered nouns and therefore "I wear her" sounds like something horrible, the translation is "I wear it".