Leonis: Maybe it's a stupid question, but I really don't know when it is used... I know the forms of dwa, but not this one... only dwa, dwie, dwóch, dwaj and the like.
To see how the numerals dwoje, troje, czworo, pięcioro etc
. are used, compare the translations into Polish of the following two English expressions:
"The Sign of Four
" (the title of a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes) is translated into Polish as "Znak Czterech
" (four men being involved in the title plot).
The 'Gang of Four
' (the name given to a leftist political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials) is translated into Polish as 'Banda Czworga
' (they were not all men, but one of its members was a woman, Mao Zedong's last wife Jiang Qing).