Crash Course in Polish Cases

Author

Polish Teacher

Category:

Polish Cases

Crash Course in Polish Cases Table of contents


Polish cases are a funny concept for native English speakers. We don't really have anything similar in the English language.

What are Polish cases?

In English, if we want to say "This is John's hat", we change "John" by adding "'s" to it, to indicate that he owns it. This is the closest thing that I have found in the English language that is similar to how Polish cases work.

A polish case changes some words, depending on the context.

(BTW you use the Genitive case in Polish to show possessiveness. )

How many Polish cases are there?

There are 7 cases:

However the only really important ones are Accusative (used all the time), Genitive (also used all the time).

Instrumental case is also important, and Locative is quite common but hard to learn.

Of course, you also must know the Nominative case - but this is the 'basic' form of the words so it is simple to learn!


Next Related Lessons:



Want to see an overview of all of our lessons, sorted by category? View all our Polish lessons here (free!)