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Gospodarzu, dostanę u was trochę jaj?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
12 Feb 2010 #1
When a camper or other tourist approaches a local yokel (peasant) to see if he hasn't got some eggs for sale, would he say: "Gosdpodarzu, dostanę u was trochę jaj?" or "Proszę pana, dostanę u Pana trochę jaj?"
Ziemowit 13 | 4,451
12 Feb 2010 #2
It really depends on the type of the yokel and the type of the speaker. My mother would use the latter, my mother-in-law would undoubtedly use the former. The former implies a greater dose of "assumed" familiarity; it is quite nice and quite traditional, but it is becoming less common in my view.
jwojcie 2 | 763
12 Feb 2010 #3
Both not bad, but I warn you, don't ask like this: "Gospodarzu, macie jaja?" ;-)
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
12 Feb 2010 #4
a local yokel (peasant)

How do you justify your arrogance?
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
12 Feb 2010 #5
A touch of humour -- nothing more! You're not one of the PC types, are you?
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
12 Feb 2010 #6
You're not one of the PC types, are you?

No, I hate PC. On the other hand, your turn of phrase sounded unpleasant and patronising, not humorous at all IMHO.

By the way, the best way to ask a farmer about eggs for sale is to say:

Dzień dobry. Czy ma pan może jajka na sprzedaż?
Ziemowit 13 | 4,451
12 Feb 2010 #7
Dzień dobry. Czy ma pan może jajka na sprzedaż?

It may well be:
Dzień dobry. Gospodorzu, a dyć macie jajków na zbyciu?
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,442
12 Feb 2010 #8
Dzień dobry. Gospodorzu, a dyć macie jajków na zbyciu?

a wiele wam potrzeba;)??? Jajkow ni mom, bo krancowatego koguta mnie sprzatneli.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
12 Feb 2010 #9
Gospodorzu, a dyć macie jajków na zbyciu?

That will work very well if you are 100% sure about the farmer's background (dialectal and other) ;-)
opts 10 | 260
12 Feb 2010 #10
Both not bad, but I warn you, don't ask like this: "Gospodarzu, macie jaja?" ;-)

You are all wrong. The correct expression is, 'gospodarzu, ale jaja." :)
krysia 23 | 3,058
12 Feb 2010 #11
you should really say: "Niechże no mi pan da pomacać swe jaja".
But I think the Gospodarz would probably like that better if said by a woman than a guy. But it all depends on the gospodarz, you never know...
Wawel - | 14
12 Feb 2010 #12
Wesołego jaja!


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