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ssać - please conjugate

tonykenny Threads: 21
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  ♂ Feb 18, 2009, 11:07pm  #

Hi,

I'm learning a list i found of the '55 most common verbs in any language'. One of these is ssać but this is not in my 301 Polish verbs, which I thought would contain the most common, but hey, I guess scholars disagree on which are important.

Anyway, I'm assuming that ssać is not a regular verb and I can't turn it to ssam ssasz etc.. so please, how do I create the other forms of this verb?

Thanks in advance

Tony

JustysiaS Threads: 15
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  ♀ Feb 18, 2009, 11:11pm  #

singular:
1. ssam
2. ssasz
3. ssa

plural:
1. ssamy
2. ssacie
3. ssają

tonykenny Threads: 21
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  ♂ Feb 18, 2009, 11:12pm  #

Wow, that was fast! thank you.
So it is a regular verb :)

Can you add the imperative please? :)

JustysiaS Threads: 15
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  ♀ Feb 18, 2009, 11:17pm  #

singular:
1. -
2. ssij
3. only comes with niech: niech ssie

plural:
1. -
2. ssijcie
3. niech ssają

CZERESNIA Threads: 1
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  ♀ Feb 19, 2009, 12:55pm  #

How can suck be one of the most common verbs? Mothers concentrating too much on babies?

tonykenny Threads: 21
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  ♂ Feb 19, 2009, 02:05pm  #

My girlfriend had a similar argument saying that with my character it's only potential use was, ahem, behind closed doors.

I'm thinking, straws, vacuum cleaners, plug holes... not really many days I use the verb suck. Still it was in this list and I'll learn it. Just a few thousand more words to go...

Bzibzioh   Feb 19, 2009, 02:16pm  #

Just to add to your confusion: there is also WYssać :)

tonykenny Threads: 21
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  ♂ Feb 19, 2009, 02:35pm  #

a perfective or to 'suck out' ?

Krzysztof Threads: 2
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  ♂ Feb 19, 2009, 11:51pm  #

JustysiaS:
singular:
1. ssam
2. ssasz
3. ssa
plural:
1. ssamy
2. ssacie
3. ssają

I disagree,

Present tense
singular:
1. ssę
2. ssiesz
3. ssie
plural:
1. ssiemy
2. ssiecie
3. ssą

Imperative
3. person plural
niech ssą (other forms given by JustysiaS are correct)

Seanus Threads: 19
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  ♂ Feb 19, 2009, 11:56pm  #

Krzysztof is right here. I know this verb ;)

JustysiaS Threads: 15
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  ♀ Feb 20, 2009, 12:11am  #

i've found an interesting article ssę czy ssam? and even though ssę and so on is the version a dictionary will give you, people in Poland use ssam. i don't think i ever even used ssę ha ha. ssam, ssasz etc. are the commonly used versions which is quite funny considering they are supposed to be wrong.

Seanus:
Krzysztof is right here. I know this verb ;)

yeah right, didn't see you rush over here with the *proper* conjugation when the question was first asked. nobody else complained about it untill Krzysztof did, then you pop up and say "i knew it". pffft.

Krzysztof Threads: 2
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  ♂ Feb 21, 2009, 11:29pm  #

JustysiaS:
people in Poland use ssam.

It's regional, I guess.
I'm from central Poland and I always use 'ssę', 'ssie' etc.
There are some verbs with different endings ("-ę" / "-am" opposition in 1st person singular) depending on the area where they are used, for example:
depczę - deptam
głaszczę - głaskam
I've been using "depczę", "głaszczę" for the most of my life, then living in Wielkopolska I found out that the forms like "deptam", "głaskam" are correct too (because at first I thought it's a common mistake in Poznań :)

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  ♀ Feb 22, 2009, 12:02am  #

Krzysztof:
common mistake

it looks like it in the case of ssam/ssę. i tested my friend from southern Poland and asked what was the 1st person singular of ssać and she said ssam as well. when i told her about ssę she said she's never heard about it lol. Polish is a funky language and even the natives get confused :)

madmlazel   May 25, 2010, 12:24pm  #

I agree with Krzysztof. I would say

ja ssę
ty ssiesz
on ssie


my ssiemy
wy ssiecie
oni ssą

perfective / dokonany: wyssać

Maybe it's a bit late, but still...

Lyzko   May 28, 2010, 01:58pm  #

An elderly gentleman from the Ukraine once corrected me most vehemently regarding yet another verb: I said "RozumieM", and he chimed in immediately "RozumiĘ"!!

Might he have been guilty of first-language interference from his native Ukrainian?


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