How to talk in the past tense in Polish language Table of contents
- Polish verbs - in the past tense
- How to say things like "last week", "last December" etc
Learning the Polish tenses are very important. And they are (somewhat) straightforward!
There is only one past tense in Polish. You basically take the stem of the verb (cut off the ending!) then add the correct past tense ending (depending on who is speaking)
For example, to read is czytać. I am reading (present tense) = czytam. The stem of this verb is czyta (in this example it means just taking off the ć at the end). So now you have the stem, if you wanted to say "I was reading" then you should add -łem/-łam (masc/fem). So you would say czytałem / czytałam (I was reading (masc/fem))
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