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Can someone help me with Polish noun cases???

Hi, I am really confused about the noun cases with Polish. Is someone able to give me a concise summary about how/why the endings of nouns change in certain instances?

June 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/dreamloomer

Yeah, the noun cases system in Polish is complicated and full of exceptions. I'm actually so glad that I'm a native and I know it since childhood. :)

But you can find a nice summary on Polish Grammar page in Wikipedia - here.

Good luck with your Polish!

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/veggieperson

wow thanks, seeing that chart with all of the different endings laid out in a table like that was very helpful! i have some memorizing to do now :) i'm still a little bit unclear about when to use the different cases though, maybe i just need more practice with the language....

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

I don't know which topic would be the most helpful one, but I tried to get as many helpful topics as possible here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16296174

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/veggieperson

Oh my gosh thank you so much!! just bookmarked it :)

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dreamloomer

I'm very glad I could help. I realize that this Wikipedia page is just the tip of the iceberg and that there are many exceptions when it comes to noun cases, but it will give you the basis. And if you feel up to it, you can try to read about this topic in Polish. :) Here you can find some other concise charts.

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/veggieperson

Thanks so much!! this has all been very helpful :)

June 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/psifish

Memrise has some user created courses to help learn noun declension. They helped me a lot.

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/veggieperson

Thank you!

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pokinho1

Of course, memorising is a good way to learn a new language and memorisng endings is helpful, but personally I think that this is the beauty of Duolingo - you don't have to memorise anything, you just keep practising until it just gets into you mind.

When a child is learning to talk, it doesn't sit and memorise endings, it just practicies, practicies, practicies and it never cares about endings, about form, about anything like that, when you learn by practising, the correct form just comes out naturally.

Recently, I've been taking also an online programming course and it is so difficult and boring, why is that? because there is so much theory, so much memorising, if only there would be a programming course which would be similar to duolingo - nothing but pracitce all the way...:)

June 27, 2018
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