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After / Po (conjunction in Polish)


Jan W 1 | 1    
20 Mar 2017  #1

How would you translate into Polish the conjunction after?

(grammar situations)
1a) After we had eaten, I washed the dishes.
2a) After we eat, I always wash the dishes.
3a) After we have eaten, I will wash the dishes.

1b) After I had eaten, I washed the dishes.
2b) After I eat, I always wash the dishes.
3b) After I have eaten, I will wash the dishes.

Thanks a lot in advance!


mafketis 16 | 3,886    
20 Mar 2017  #2

Po tym jak

1 a) Po tym jak zjedli¶my, zmywałem naczynia

etc
Lyzko 13 | 2,587    
20 Mar 2017  #3

Or:

A POTEM zjedli¶my..... both would be correct, depending on your precise meaning:-)

As I recall, it is always governed by the Locative case.
NativePole    
20 Mar 2017  #4

Po tym jak = after (+ activity)
Po = after (+ noun)
(A) potem = (and) then
Lyzko 13 | 2,587    
20 Mar 2017  #5

Exactly.
Lyzko 13 | 2,587    
20 Mar 2017  #6

Codziennie jemy o godz. 7:30 ¶niadanie. PO ¶niadaniU chodzimy do szkoły.

Po kilkACH tygodniACH wreszczie dostałem widówkę z Paryżu!
NativePole    
20 Mar 2017  #7

*kilku
*wreszcie
*Paryża (but Londynu, Warszawy)
Lyzko 13 | 2,587    
20 Mar 2017  #8

Dzięki, NativePole:-) Błędy typografycznie mojej stroni!
OP Jan W 1 | 1    
21 Mar 2017  #9

1a) After we had eaten, I washed the dishes. = Po tym jak zjedli¶my, zmywałem naczynia.
2a) After we eat, I always wash the dishes. = Po tym jak jemy, zawsze zmywam naczynia.
3a) After we have eaten, I will wash the dishes. = Po tym jak jemy, będę zmywał naczynia. / Po tym jak będę jadł, będę zmywał naczynia.

Are the tenses correct? (Sorry if I invented a new Polish language)
NativePole    
21 Mar 2017  #10

3a) *zjemy/zjem
NativePole    
21 Mar 2017  #11

Zmywałem = I was washing
Pozmywałem = I washed
3a) "Pozmywam naczynia" would sound more natural but the difference is barely noticeable.
Polonius3 988 | 11,702    
21 Mar 2017  #12

Po tym jak zjedli¶my

That formulation is grammatically correct but sounds somewhat unnatural in colloquial speech. Probably a native speaker would find another way of expressing that idea such as:

Po posiłku (jedzeniu, obiedzie) zawzse zmywam naczynia.
Ziemowit 8 | 2,240    
21 Mar 2017  #13

...but sounds somewhat unnatural in colloquial speech.

It does. The typical way of saying it is:
Pozmywali¶my/pozwymamy/pozmywajmy naczynia po obiedzie (posiłku, kolacji, ¶niadaniu).


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