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Declension of młody and stary


emmajo 3 | 19
9 Feb 2010 #1
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If you were describing a boy and girl and were saying they are not old, they are young, which plural would you use? Would it be młode and stare because you're describing a mixed group?

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Emma
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Feb 2010 #2
młodzi, starzy
it's mixed, but personal
OP emmajo 3 | 19
9 Feb 2010 #3
Thanks strzyga.

Thats what I wrote down first, then got I confused and changed my mind!
Ziemowit 13 | 4,063
9 Feb 2010 #4
No, it wouldn't. You'll say: młode i stare kobiety; młode i stare zwierzęta, so you'll use the plural adjective młode when refering to the niemęskoosobowy gender.

You'd say: młodzi i starzy mężczyźni, młodzi i starzy żołnierze, so for the męskoosobowy gender it is the młodzi form.

For a mixed group of people, you'll use what you use for a group of males: [ten] chłopak i [ta] dziewczyna; oni nie są starzy, oni są młodzi.
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Feb 2010 #5
I'd say, trust your instincts :)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
23 Feb 2010 #6
Plural of adejctives:

Men and mixed groups: -i
All other (women, things): -e (the same as in singular)
Polish Tutor - | 80
23 Feb 2010 #7
In Polish in Plural we have two genders:

Male People Gender (oni) -i/-y starzy, młodzi
Not Male People Gender (one) (the rest: women, children, anmals and things, I know it is kind of masculism (-:) -e młode, stare
If we have a mixed group let'say 1 man and 100 women
always Male people gender is stronger

Male People Gender
M -i/-y
D -ych/-ich
C -ym/-im
B=D
N -ymi/-imi
Ms=D
W=M

Not Male People Gender
M -e
D -ych/-ich
C -ym/-im
B=M
N-ymi/-imi
Ms=D
W=M

All other (women, things): -e (the same as in singular)

But only in Singular Neutral! Female and Male gender are different.

Notice We have 3 genders in Sngular (male female neutral) and only 2 in Plural (have a look above)
jakubzurawski - | 17
24 Feb 2010 #8
Take a look at:

gigadictionary.org/search.jsp?ln=eng&exprid=171515 - młody

gigadictionary.org/search.jsp?ln=eng&exprid=171552 - stary

You can find declensions at the bottom of the pages.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
24 Feb 2010 #9
But only in Singular Neutral! Female and Male gender are different.
Notice We have 3 genders in Sngular (male female neutral) and only 2 in Plural (have a look above)

And only in the nominative case.


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