The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Language  % width posts: 5

Pomówić usage


imano 10 | 42
20 Oct 2013  #1
I'm reading this grammar book and came across this sentence:

"Jesteś moim studentem już od trzech lat. Możemy więc pomówić szczerze."

I checked the meaning of "pomówić" = slander, accuse.

The meaning doesn't fit. Could it be that the book is not using the word "pomówić" right or it has another meaning? If it does, I want to know.

Thanks.
Zibi - | 336
20 Oct 2013  #2
Polish verbs have aspects: perfective and imperfective. Pomówić has indeed two meanings: to falsely accuse but also: to talk. So in this case, 'pomówić' is a perfective aspect of a verb "mówić" and it means the same as: porozmawiać.
pam
20 Oct 2013  #3
. Możemy więc pomówić szczerze."

We must therefore talk/speak honestly.

I checked the meaning of "pomówić" = slander, accuse.

I haven't seen this definition of it, but basically pomówić means to have a talk, to speak.
OP imano 10 | 42
20 Oct 2013  #4
thanks a lot :). So if i replaced "pomowic" with "porozmawiac", would the sentence still have made the same sense?
Zibi - | 336
20 Oct 2013  #5
Yes it would.


Home / Language / Pomówić usage
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.