dawać

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *davati (stem *daj-).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.vat͡ɕ/
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Verb[edit]

dawać impf (perfective dać)

  1. (transitive) to give
    Nie dawaj mu zapałek, bo zrobi sobie krzywdę.Don't give him matches, or he'll hurt himself.
    Krowy dają mleko.Cows give milk.
  2. (intransitive) to let; to allow; to permit
    Dlaczego nie dajesz mi pojeździć na swoim motorze?Why won't you let me ride your bike for a while?
  3. (intransitive, vulgar) to put out; to consent to sex (used mainly of women)
    Chodzi cały czas wkurwiony, bo żona już mu nie daje.He's angry all the time because his wife won't put out anymore.
  4. (reflexive) to give in; to let go
  5. (reflexive) to be feasible

Conjugation[edit]

An alternative form of imperative 2nd person plural dawajcie is the archaic/rural form dawajta, apparently a remnant of the archaic redundant dual form.

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Further reading[edit]

  • dawać in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dawać in Polish dictionaries at PWN