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Autor:  wixer [ 2011-07-11, 23:39 ]
Tytuł:  married

Jak to po polsku ' they had been married for thirty years? :lol:

Autor:  Seraph [ 2011-07-12, 04:22 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Są małżeństwem od trzydziestu lat.

Autor:  wixer [ 2011-07-12, 17:08 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Thanks again for taking the time to answer my question. I know you don't have the past perfect in Polish , but would your answer not mean more like they have been married for thirty years? Implying that they still are married. I was thinking more of they had been married for thirty years, implying that they no longer were so. Does that make sense? Could you say 'byli małżeństwem od trzydziestu lat' ?

Autor:  cybers [ 2011-07-12, 18:04 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Byli małżeństwem trzydzieści lat.

Autor:  wixer [ 2011-07-14, 21:56 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Dziękuję za pomoc :wink:

Autor:  Seraph [ 2011-07-15, 22:01 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Yes, I'm sorry, you're right. I just glanced at the first sentence and just saw present perfect there while in fact it is past perfect. Cyber's answer is correct.

Autor:  wixer [ 2011-07-15, 23:43 ]
Tytuł:  Re: married

Please, no need to apologise. I do find it very strange however , that Polish has no past perfect tense, or rather it does , but it's not used any more. We won't go there though , as that road has been well trodden on this forum before :lol:

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