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Raz coś innego

Cześć!

What is the difference between coś innego and co innego, please?

Can I interchange coś and co for example in the following two verses?

Albo: Teraz? Coś takiego?
Teraz robię co innego.

Dzęki bardzo dobrze! Tarek

June 23, 2017

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I'd say that they are generally different, but acceptable because of a bit colloquial language? I'm not even sure. The second line is for sure fine, even if colloquial. The first one... well, that depends on what exactly you had in mind.

"Coś takiego?" sounds to me like "Something like this?" (you show something to someone and you ask if that's what they meant).

If you say it in a sarcastic manner, it turnes into "You don't say?"

"Co takiego?" generally just means "What?", especially a kinda surprised "What?!"

And I have to say that "Dzięki bardzo dobrze" doesn't make sense. Either "Dziękuję bardzo" (more formal, Thank you very much), or "Wielkie dzięki", maybe "Dzięki wielkie" (Big thanks!)

June 23, 2017

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Mam wersy od wiersza który się znajduje w książce "Rady nie od parady" Małgorzaty Strzałkowski.

Może potem

Nasza Basia wprost nie znosi,
kiedy ktoś ją od coś prosi.
Odpowiada: Może potem,
Jeśli będę mieć ochotę.
Lub inaczej: Nie ma mowy,
Nie mam dziś do tego głowy.
Albo: Teraz? Coś takiego!
Teraz robię co innego.
I dodaje: Szkoda gadać!
Ciągle wszystkim mam pomagać!
[...]

Wielkie dzięki za wytłumaczenia.

Tarek

June 23, 2017

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This "Coś takiego!" is closer to "No way!" or "What a strange idea!"

June 23, 2017

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Not an easy question for sure... I had to give it a serious thought! They're very close to each other and interchangeable in some contexts but in a general meaning I think you could remember them as:

coś innego - something different / algo distinto / quelque chose de différent

co innego - something else / otra cosa / autre chose

June 27, 2017
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