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The Plural of Zloty?


LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #1
What is the plural of Zloty?

Zloty, Zloties, Zlotys.... or something completely different.

I'm writing an article in English, but want to get it right.
PinkJewel
16 Jun 2008  #2
I thought it was just 'zloty'...
sausage 19 | 777
16 Jun 2008  #3
złotych, but it depends on the number in the same way as lat/lata for years. you might want the advice of someone Polish!
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #4
Hmm... ok, what about if I were writing in English "I need to exchange a bunch of zlotys"?
osiol 55 | 3,922
16 Jun 2008  #5
Edit:
To use the word in English (I'm backtracking now), I'd stick to using the singular for all numbers:

1 Zloty, 2 Zloty...
1 Euro, 2 Euro...
1 Quid, 2 Quid...
etc.
sausage 19 | 777
16 Jun 2008  #6
kilka złotych?
have you tried google translate. it's not always right, but interesting nonetheless
osiol 55 | 3,922
16 Jun 2008  #7
I've got some coins here:

1 Złoty
2 Złote
5 Złotych

and my absolute favourite

1 grosz
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
16 Jun 2008  #8
What is the plural of Zloty?

in Polish its Złote and Złotych

use Złote with 2, 3 and 4 and then 22, 23, 24... 102, 103, 104... etc. as long as the number ends with 2, 3 or 4

use Złotych with 0, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11-21, 25-31, 35-41... etc. as long as the number ends with zero, one, and then 5-9 etc.

that forms change endings when used in different cases
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #9
Cheers guys.... I'm going to go with zloty (the main target readership is native English).
sausage 19 | 777
16 Jun 2008  #10
JustysiaS, what about "bunch of"?
grupy?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
16 Jun 2008  #11
in English you can just use Zlotys
osiol 55 | 3,922
16 Jun 2008  #12
Surely this only scrapes the surface. As soon as you say you have some złoty or don't have, or thanks to the złoty (how many), my brain will start hurting again.
sausage 19 | 777
16 Jun 2008  #13
the falling exchange rate is the worst thing!
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
16 Jun 2008  #14
I hear złots or złotuwki used by some
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
16 Jun 2008  #15
JustysiaS, what about "bunch of"?
grupy?

as in >a load of Zlotys<? kupa Złotych, masa Złotych (the ending -ych goes with the Gen. case)
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #16
Sorry, guys... didn't mean to confuse you.

I am writing a feature in English, and need to mention <insert name of the Polish currency>

Does that make sense?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
16 Jun 2008  #17
Just put down Zloty or PLN (the currency code of Polish Zloty)
sausage 19 | 777
16 Jun 2008  #18
you did say "in English"! I tend to use PLN!
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
16 Jun 2008  #19
Does that make sense?

LOL

Of course ;)
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #20
Cheers guys - normally, when I am writing factual stuff, I include PLN (but does one write PLN 200 or 200PLN... nooooo, that's another question for another day).

This is a kind of "and finally" type piece in a wider feature about Poland... written fairly coloquially, if you see what I mean.

Thanks everyone :)
osiol 55 | 3,922
16 Jun 2008  #21
I know it's called genitive, but in these number examples, I prefer to think of there being:

singular
plural
funny plural

One aardvark
Two aardvarks
Five of-aardvark

informal

Informal name for złoty?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
16 Jun 2008  #22
(but does one write PLN 200 or 200PLN... nooooo, that's another question for another day).

200PLN, the number goes first ;)
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #23
Excellent, thanks - that saves me starting another thread next week:)
PinkJewel
16 Jun 2008  #24
VaFunkoolo:
Where will the article be published LC?

In the UK ;)

OK, how about when?
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,134
16 Jun 2008  #25
I'll let you know ;)

<goes all coy>
Will Ikeda - | 1
22 Jun 2008  #26
zloty is plural.
just like pierogy
osiol 55 | 3,922
22 Jun 2008  #27
So what about złote and złotych like it says on the coins?

What's that about pierogi?
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 459
22 Jun 2008  #28
in polish :
1 (jeden) złoty
2 (dwa) złote
.......
5 (pięć) złotych
.....
128 (sto-dwadzieścia-osiem) złotych
Guest
7 Oct 2008  #29
Just use "zeta" i.e. "I have ten zeta (mam 10 zeta)" very informal...regards
HAL9009 2 | 304
7 Oct 2008  #30
złotych is the plural when referring to the currency unit.


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