“BYĆ” = “to be”

Today I would like to show you how to use “to be” verb with personal pronouns in Polish language. After that, you will be able to say for example “ I am Patrick”, “He is John”, “They are Irish” but in Polish of course 😉

Let’s start then with personal pronouns!

I am using m. = male and f. = female

General rules for many verbs conjugation in Polish language:

  • the verb is changing its ending with different personal pronouns
  • the core word stays usually the same
  • f.e.: I am = Ja jestem; You are = Ty jesteś; We are = My jesteśmy… The core word here will be “jest“.

Next we will move to our verb “to be” = “być”. It is a bit tricky verb as it changes to “jest…” as we conjugate it by each person, it doesn’t have to see anything with its basic form “być”. As we can see below:

You can use that construction to tell someone for example your name, nationality or gender:

“Jestem Sylwia, jestem Polką, jestem kobietą” / “I am Sylwia, I am Polish, I am a woman”.

Do you want to know more? Ask me!

I can tell you how to say your nationality! 🙂