dosięgnąć

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔˈɕɛŋ.ɡnɔɲt͡ɕ/

Verb[edit]

dosięgnąć pf (imperfective dosięgać)

  1. to reach (with one's hands)
    Nie mogę dosięgnąć pudełka z cukrem na górnej półce, pomożesz mi?
    I can't reach the sugar box on the top shelf, will you help me?
  2. (literary) of misfortune or punishment: to happen to someone; to strike; to be faced with; to be exacted
    W końcu dosięgnęła ich zasłużona kara.
    They were finally exacted their deserved punishment.
    Mieszkańców wioski dosięgnął głód.
    The inhabitants of the village faced starvation.

Usage notes[edit]

Note that in the literary sense, the misfortune or punishment is the grammatical subject, while the sufferer is the object.

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