Polish Negation

Polish Negation

If you're trying to learn Polish Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Polish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Polish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Polish Negation

Learning the Polish Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Polish language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Polish.

Polish negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Polish, negation can be made simply by placing "nie" (no) before the main verb. But sometimes a double negative is required. "Nie" is the most common negative.

Nie potrafię tego zrobić (I can't do this). 

Oni nie mają niczego do roboty (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

Nie, nie lubię tego (No, I don't like it)


Here are some examples:

English NegationPolish Negation
NegationZaprzeczeni
he is not herenie ma go tutaj
that is not my bookto nie jest moja książka
do not enternie wchodzić

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Negation in Polish has a logical pattern. Locate the Negation above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Polish.

List of Negation in Polish

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Polish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Polish vocabulary.

English NegationPolish Negation
I don't speakNie mówię
I don't writenie piszę
I don't drivenie prowadzę
I don't loveNie kocham
I don't givenie daję
I don't smilenie uśmiecham się
I don't takeNie biorę
he doesn't speaknie mówi
he doesn't writenie pisze
he doesn't drivenie prowadzi
he doesn't lovenie kocha
he doesn't givenie daje
he doesn't smilenie uśmiecha się
he doesn't takenie bierze
we don't speaknie mówimy
we don't writeNie piszemy
we don't drivenie prowadzimy
we don't lovenie kochamy
we don't givenie dajemy
we don't smilenie uśmiechamy się
we don't takeNie bierzemy

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Polish, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Polish Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Polish lessons here: Learn Polish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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