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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɔˈɕɛŋ.ɡnɔɲt͡ɕ/

VerbEdit

dosięgnąć pf (imperfective dosięgać)

  1. to reach (with one's hands)
    Nie mogę dosięgnąć pudełka z cukrem na górnej półce, pomożesz mi?
    I can't reach the sugar box on the top shelf, will you help me?
  2. (literary) of misfortune or punishment: to happen to someone; to strike; to be faced with; to be exacted
    W końcu dosięgnęła ich zasłużona kara.
    They were finally exacted their deserved punishment.
    Mieszkańców wioski dosięgnął głód.
    The inhabitants of the village faced starvation.

Usage notesEdit

Note that in the literary sense, the misfortune or punishment is the grammatical subject, while the sufferer is the object.

ConjugationEdit