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Perfective vs Imperfective Posted by on Nov 25, 2008

One of you sent me an email wanting to know more about the verbs I listed in the Dative part 3 blog post. “What’s the deal with those two forms?” was the question. Well, I’m glad you asked. And here are the verbs in question: dać/dawać – to give oddać/oddawać – to give back/ to…

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Polish Verbs of Motion, Part 2 Posted by on Oct 19, 2008

Today’s post is inspired by Pinolona’s comment and her plea for help. Help with what? Polish verbs, of course. She pointed out that both “iść” and “chodzić” are imperfective verbs, but since I suspect that to most people the word “imperfective” means about as much as “lähteitä tai viitteitä” to me (hint – not much…

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Polish Verbs of Motion Posted by on Oct 16, 2008

Polish verbs make me cry. And I don’t mean the tears of joy here, that’s for sure. I’ve never thought about just how evil they can be until recently. I was working on a project, which demanded expert knowledge of verbs, Polish verbs, naturally, and that was a real eye-opener for me. I’ve never realized…

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