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Polish Participles – imiesłowy continued Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

As promised, today we will take a more in-depth look at the mystical imiesłowy. Joy oh joy, I know. To do this we need to pick a nice, easy verb. How about “pisać”? And how about “napisać”? Both mean “to write”, but pisać is imperfective, and napisać is perfective. Ready? Ok, here we go. piszący…

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Future Tense of Perfective and Imperfective Verbs Posted by on Aug 14, 2009

One of you (once again, I can always count on you, my fab readers!) wanted to know more about this whole verb aspect issue. More specifically, how to tell whether a verb is perfective or imperfective by looking at its future tense form. And finally, this is one thing that is actually very simple, easy…

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Verb Aspect – one more time Posted by on Jul 28, 2009

Agnieszka left a comment asking for help with explaining the difference between pomóc and pomagać (to help), and prosić and poprosić (to ask). And when a reader asks – I dig out my fat Swan’s “Polish Grammar” book and get cranking. We’ve talked about this verb aspect thingie before. Because that’s what it’s called –…

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