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: Polish grammar-why does it hate me? More perfect/imperfect questions!
Hello everyone, once again its me with a question about the imperfect and perfect forms. For some reason this is my hardest concept of Polish grammar to understand.
A long time ago I printed out someones reply to me about perf/imperf, and it was really thorough. Now, Im looking at it all confused.
"Uzcyć-to teach someone something"
"Nauczyć- to teach someone to do something"
The poster noted (by the way, thanks to whoever posted this, I've used it for a long time and it is very detailed:) that uczyć is imperfect, and that nauczyć is in its perfect form. My question is: Does the endings of verbs have anything to do with wether they are perfect or imperfect? I noticed in the example in this post that uczyć becomes perfect when the prefix na-
is added. Another question, I was trying to organize all of the verb endings in Polish and I came across 10, or maybe in reality its 5. For example, -ać
...and so on. Im wondering if "-ać" and "ować" are related, and if they are, if all verbs have "two" kinds of endings. I think it has something to do with aspect pairs, but I'm not really sure. I also think I've made some huge linguistic mistake that I've been warned to watch out for...anyway dziękuję za pomoc wszyscy:)