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Saying the YEARS in Polish WORDS


junogemini
4 Mar 2013  #1
Hi, Can somebody help me please? I'm learning Polish numbers but can't figure out how to say the years.

I happened to come across this somewhere:

'ueosziłem się w roku trztsta dziewięćset czterdziestym piątym' and could figure out that it said 'I was born in the year 1945' but.....HELP! This is the only year I can SAY in Polish. All translators put the year in numbers, which is the SAME in any language.

How to I WRITE the other years please, there seems to be a strange ending on the 45 here.

June
Polson 5 | 1,771
4 Mar 2013  #2
ueosziłem się w roku trztsta

What? ^^

'I was born in the year 1945' but.....HELP!

Hmm, let's give it a try (I'm not fluent (yet)):

Urodziłem (if you're a guy) / Urodziłam (if you're a girl) się w tysiąc dziewięćset czterdziesiątym piątym roku.

I'm not sure, but I think the declination applies 'only' for the -45 part, not the 19-.
OP junogemini
4 Mar 2013  #3
Thanks but I already know how to say the forty five bit
for 1945, because I happened across it, but how would you write 1953 in Polish words?
I believe you have to put the year of an historical event
(years of births come under this heading) into the locative
case but I can't find a table/list of the locative number
endings. The year 1953 is important to me so can anybod help
to say 'It happened in 1953' (as an historical event) in Polish
please? Ive only been learning Polish for 4 months & I'm finding
the number system very complicated indeed. June

What am I saying? The years of historical events
would be in the Genitive but birth years in the Locative.
Sorry I got very mixed up there. I'm surprised Polish
children ever learn to speak, never mind master the Polish
number system. June
Polson 5 | 1,771
4 Mar 2013  #4
The year 1953

Hmm, as you can tell, I don't master the Polish language yet, so I'm not sure about that difference.
For the year 1953, I'd say: w tysiąc dziewięćset pięćdziesiątym trzecim roku.
Not sure this is what you asked for tho.

I'm finding
the number system very complicated indeed.

And that's just a part of the language ^^


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