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which verbs take biernik

MCA 4 | 14  
15 Feb 2009 /  #1
Am I correct in thinking that constructions are biernik with the following verbs:


My head hurts...
16 Feb 2009 /  #2
Well, that depends.

"Jeździć" and "podróżować" meaning "to drive sth" or "to travel by sth" would have NARZĘDNIK = "jeździć samochodem" or "podróżować autobusem". The same applies to "pływać" if you want to say for example "to swim the breststroke/butterfly" - this would become "pływać żabką/motylkiem".

Unfortunately if you want to say "to drive/travel/swim (to) somewhere" you would have to use verb + "do" + DOPE£NIACZ = "jeździć do domu" (to drive home), "podróżować do Polski" (to travel to Poland), "pływać do brzegu" (to swim to the shore).

"Uprawiać", "lubić" and "robić" are normally followed by BIERNIK. "Tańczyć" (meaning "to dance rumba/samba") also uses BIERNIK = "tańczyć rumbę/salsę".

I'm afraid this will make your head hurt a bit more... ;)
OP MCA 4 | 14  
16 Feb 2009 /  #3
Ow! ;-)
Davey 13 | 388  
16 Feb 2009 /  #4
whichever verbs don't take another case and the direct object proceeds it.
OP MCA 4 | 14  
16 Feb 2009 /  #5
Davey, sorry I don't understand what you mean. Can you elaborate?

Davey 13 | 388  
16 Feb 2009 /  #6
If the verb isn't specifically another case like szukać(genitive) or martwić się(instrumental)
and a direct object follows the verb, the object would be in accusative.
ex. mam dziewczynę, the verb mieć always takes accusative because the noun that follows is always a direct object.
OP MCA 4 | 14  
16 Feb 2009 /  #7
Ah OK I get it. Sounds simple when you put it like that.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Feb 2009 /  #8
I would assume the verb to take the accusitive for the direct object unless I have learnt it to be otherwise (szukac with genitive, pozwalac with dative, etc.) It's the one to fall back on if you don't know because it's probably the most common.

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