What verb to use when breaking things, and when fixing them!

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What verb to use when breaking things, and when fixing them! Table of contents



Repairing/fixing/changing things Verbs

  • Naprawić - to fix
  • Skrócić - to shorten

Tearing and breaking things verbs

  • Zepsuć się - general broken/not working
  • Stłuc sieć (notice there is no ć at the end of stłuc!) - to smash things, such as plates, watches, glasses (spectacles), glass windows, cups, etc
  • Zawiesić się - used when a button (on a computer, phone, etc) isn't working
  • Urwać się - to tear something - used in the following situations:
    • straps (on bags etc) that are broken
    • If shoelaces are torn
    • If a button on clothes falls off


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