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Leonis 30 | 61
13 Apr 2010 #1
Hello!
Please someone help!
Pan Nowak+Pani Nowak= Państwo Nowakowie, am I right?
But...
Pan Malicki and Pani Malicka is Państwo..... ????
And
Pan Janik and Pani Janik... Państwo Janikowie?
pgtx 30 | 3,156
13 Apr 2010 #2
Pan Malicki and Pani Malicka is Państwo..... ????

Panstwo Maliccy
gosia_
13 Apr 2010 #3
Hi Leonis, good try ! but:
>> Pan Malicki and Pani Malicka is Państwo ..... Maliccy
And
>> Pan Janik and Pani Janik... Państwo Janik

Good luck in learning!

After thinking a while I think could be Janikowie as well as Janik :)
But I am sure about Maliccy :)
jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Apr 2010 #4
What about a name ending in 'zki' like 'Zawadzki'. Or a name derived from non-Slavonic roots like 'Miller' (as in Leszek)?
pgtx 30 | 3,156
13 Apr 2010 #5
Pan Janik and Pani Janik... Państwo Janikowie?

yes...

What about a name ending in 'zki' like 'Zawadzki'

Zawadzcy

Or a name derived from non-Slavonic roots like 'Miller'

Millerowie
OP Leonis 30 | 61
13 Apr 2010 #6
Thanks a lot for the sudden answers! :-))

Good luck in learning!

Extra thanks, I need it! :-))
jonni 16 | 2,485
13 Apr 2010 #7
Thanks too.

One thing about learning Polish is that there are always surprises.
Lyzko
14 Apr 2010 #8
Pan Kowalski
Pani Kowalska
Państwo Kowalscy

BUT: (here's a wrinkle I just remembered!)

Pan Nowak
Pani Nowakowa
Panna Nowakówna [unmarried female]
Państwo Nowak [no change because final letter is a consonant]

I recently say an entry for certain foreign, notably various Germanic-sounding names like 'Heller' etc...

Pan Heller, Pani Hellerowa, Panna Hellerówna, Państwo Heller (along with the various declensions as with almost any name, Polish or foreign)
OP Leonis 30 | 61
14 Apr 2010 #9
Państwo Nowak [no change because final letter is a consonant]

So Państwo Nowakowie is wrong, isn't it?
z_darius 14 | 3,968
14 Apr 2010 #10
No, it is not wrong.
Panstwo Nowakowie is correct.
Lyzko
14 Apr 2010 #11
Checked my Swan and, as per usual, Darek rule:-))) LOL
OP Leonis 30 | 61
18 Apr 2010 #12
Thx a lot:-))


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