"I am an American, and you?"

Translation:Jestem Amerykaninem, a wy?

February 6, 2017



When I say "jestem amerykanem, a ty" why does it show me the feminin possibility only. Is this a wrong answer for the masculin form? What would be correct?

February 6, 2017


Nominative: Amerykanin / Amerykanka

Instrumental: Amerykaninem / Amerykanką

So I guess Duo considered your mistake to be closer to "Amerykanką".

March 7, 2017


Why is "i ty" wrong? Why does it have to be "a ty"?

March 27, 2017


"a" is the version of "and" that shows contrast. And here... I'm not sure how to explain it, nothing sounds exactly right.

If you are introducing yourself as an American, it seems very probable that either you are abroad (so your interlocutor is probably from a different country than you), or that you're in America, but you expect your interlocutor to be a foreigner. Anyway, you kind of... expect contrast. And "i" would be used when there's no contrast.

"Ja jestem Amerykaninem, a ty jesteś Włochem" = I am an American, and you are an Italian.

"Ja jestem Amerykaninem i ty też jesteś Amerykaninem" = I am an American and you are an American too. (both sentences seem rather clumsy, but this is the situation when 'i' would make sense).

March 27, 2017


Why is "a Ciebie" not correct in this context?

September 20, 2017


Doesn't make any sense grammatically. "you" here is another subject (of a clause which works as "And you are... who?"), so it takes Nominative.

September 20, 2017


No gender was specified and the answer called for female.

November 30, 2017


The answer I see now is the male one, both are starred.

December 1, 2017


Nice to see that "a Pan?" is accepted :-)

January 3, 2019
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