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