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What is your biggest problem with Polish language?


mafketis 24 | 9,124
2 Feb 2021 #151
"zgubiony" still sounds odd

start to put zgubion- into google and it auto completes with things like zgubione prawo jazdy, zgubiony dowód, zgubiona karta pojazdu

And...

sjp.pwn.pl/slowniki/zgubiony.html
jon357 67 | 16,836
2 Feb 2021 #152
google and it auto completes

Yet if it's zgubiony kot, it autosuggests zagubiony.

Zaginąć is better in that context, though I hope never to have to use it.
Lyzko 29 | 7,225
2 Feb 2021 #153
That last verb is a relative of "(z-)ginac", correct?
jon357 67 | 16,836
2 Feb 2021 #154
Yes. Zginąć is more serious though.
Lyzko 29 | 7,225
3 Feb 2021 #155
"Jeszcze Polska nie zginela..." = Poland still shall yet prevail. Recently caught a glímpse of a German translation "Noch ist Polen nicht verloren", which I feel doesn't capture the spirit of the original.
jon357 67 | 16,836
3 Feb 2021 #156
shall yet prevail

Still hasn't perished. Or hasn't been lost (lost in the sense of died). Nicht verloren is close to the original. The closest word to prevail is probably panować or maybe przetrwać. The Ukrainian anthem is, by the way, similar.
Lyzko 29 | 7,225
3 Feb 2021 #157
Appreciate the input there, sir. I stand enlightened:-)
pawian 177 | 14,533
2 Apr 2021 #158
What is your biggest problem with Polish language?

I hate to recognise and label certain formal structures, especially clauses because there are so many of them: subordinate clause, dependent clause, embedded clause with subtypes like content clauses, relative clauses and adverbial clauses. They all get mixed up very easily.

I need to know those fekking clauses to help my kids with Polish class in primary school where they are taught such formal grammar which is also required in final exams. Crazy.

See two grammar exercises from a past exam sheet: the first one requires students to know what kind of predicate is used.





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