Polish Language

bassman
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Polish Language

Postby bassman » 2003-07-22, 15:56

I have encountered words such as "Przyszedlszy" or "Napisawszy". What does it mean to add the endings "wszy" or "lszy"? :wink:

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Postby Fenek » 2003-07-23, 14:12

The words ending in -wszy, -łszy are participles. Their meanings correspond to the meanings of the English "having + past participle" expressions. For example:
skończyć + -wszy => skończywszy = having finished

Skończywszy posiłek, Jan wyszedł z restauracji
Having finished his meal, Jan left the restaurant.

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Postby Fenek » 2003-07-23, 19:20

BTW You ask your questions in the main forum, so chances are you didn't realize there was Polish Corner here. Here it is:

http://etud.iut-cachan.u-psud.fr/~unilang/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=566


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