"Kupię ci prezent na urodziny."

Translation:I will buy you a gift for your birthday.

February 6, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pok

Where is the 'your' part of the Polish sentence? Or can it be omitted?

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

It can be omitted

February 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pok

Thank you Ciro

Have a great day

February 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro

Thank you!

February 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

After all, why would I buy you a gift for someone else's birthday? ;)

February 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ardrej2

Kiedy jestem rodzicem i kupuje dziecku prezent jak ma isc na urodziny do kolegi :)

January 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PeggyKraus1

Does "I will buy a birthday present for you" work?

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

That's quite a shift from the grammar of the original sentence.

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JanSijsmans

Why isn't "I will buy you the gift for your birthday." considered correct?

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pok

It is grammatically correct, but `the' assumes the person you're talking to knows what the gift is, which doesn't make them feel as good as they would if it was a surprise :)

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

OK, I guess it can work in some specific context... added now.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YaroslavMe6

I will buy a birthday gift for you - isn't this correct as well?

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Walkinthedog

The voice was cut short at prezent, this is quite common and at times I guess at content from previous experience.

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mudkip20

Somewhat unrelated to the linguistics, is it true that the concept of giving presents to one's birthday is relatively new (well, like 20 to 30 years or so) in Poland, and was more confined to "imieniny" (nameday) before, and even then, it was more uncommon to give presents? Would be interesting to hear your perspective, dear natives :)

February 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Well, I'm only 27 (ok, closer to 28 now), but I don't know if that's true... what I can say is that imieniny are indeed a lot more important to the generations of may grandparents and parents than they are to young people. Many of them would probably consider them more important than birthday.

But for the younger generations... it's not uncommon for someone to not even remember the date of their imieniny nowadays. When Facebook introduced the option to put this date on your profile, it was really rare for me to see that it's someone's nameday soon. I'm not even sure if the option is still there.

February 6, 2019
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