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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *davati (stem *daj-).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.vat͡ɕ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

dawać impf (perfective dać)

  1. to give
    Nie dawaj mu zapałek, bo zrobi sobie krzywdę.
    Don't give him matches, or he'll hurt himself.
    Krowy dają mleko.
    Cows give milk.
  2. to let; to allow; to permit
    Dlaczego nie dajesz mi pojeździć na swoim motorze?
    Why won't you let me ride your bike for a while?
  3. (vulgar) to put out; to consent to sex (used mainly of women)
    Chodzi cały czas wkurwiony, bo żona już mu nie daje.
    He's angry all the time because his wife won't put out anymore.

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Further readingEdit

  • dawać in Polish dictionaries at PWN