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Tak bardo chcialbym/ Tak duzo mowic???


ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
23 Jan 2009 /  #1
What does it mean when 'TAK' is written in sentences such as:
"Czy muszę panstwo tak dużo mowić?" ?
or
"Tak bardzo chciałbym...!"?

I'm guessing it's an affirmation to add emphasis BUT I'm unsure of how it works. And its a bitch to try and translate into English.

If anyone could explain the details and help to clear up my understanding I would be most pleased.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Jan 2009 /  #2
It means so. It's used as an intensifier like we use so and such in English.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Jan 2009 /  #3
intensifier

Is it really an intensifier?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Jan 2009 /  #4
Well, absolutely, yes
Switezianka - | 463  
23 Jan 2009 /  #5
"Czy muszę panstwo tak dużo mowić?" ?

Do you have to talk so much?

"Tak bardzo chciałbym...!"?

So much, I would like...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Jan 2009 /  #6
I would like very much to....
HAL9009 2 | 304  
23 Jan 2009 /  #7
It certainly is so much an intensifier
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
24 Jan 2009 /  #8
ArcticPaul: "Czy muszę panstwo tak dużo mowić?" ?

Do you have to talk so much?

...but where is 'panstwo' in that translation?

I can relate to "Czy muszę (Must I ?) duzo mowic (much talk)".
gosc  
26 Jan 2009 /  #9
panstwo is used when you are talking to a group of unknown people or people who are respected by you etc.
The same with "pan/pani" (adressing to one person): Czy pan/pani mówi po polsku? Do you speak Polish?
It's just a form of politeness. There is no such a destinction in English, where "you" is used for everything
asik  
28 Jan 2009 /  #10
Czy pan/pani mówi po polsku? Do you speak Polish?

There is no such a destinction in English, where "you" is used for everything

If translating "pan/pani " into English you use: "Mr/Mrs do you speak Polish?"
or "Sir/Madam do you speak Polish"

"Czy muszą panstwo tak dużo mowić?" ?

Small error.
"Państwo" can be addressed as "Sirs/Madams" or if addressing group of people by "you" , "please" should be added to show respect . That's how word "Państwo" works in Polish language. We don't address unknown (or older) people by "ty/wy" (you).

Sirs/Madams do you have to talk so much?
or
Please, do you have to talk so much?
OP ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
28 Jan 2009 /  #11
Sirs/Madams do you have to talk so much?
or
Please, do you have to talk so much?

The webs have fallen from my eyes.
johnjack  
9 Apr 2009 /  #12
my dad left me a message in English but at the end he wrote "DUZO" I thought it meant grandfather
MarcinK - | 36  
9 Apr 2009 /  #13
at the end he wrote "DUZO" I thought it meant grandfather

No, duzo means 'a lot', dziadzio means grandfather.

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