Translation of "a" - English-Polish dictionary

a

determiner also an uk strong // us weak /ə/ us
BEFORE NOUN

A1 used before a noun to refer to a single thing or person but not a particular thing or person or not one that you have referred to before

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I need a new car.
I saw a woman speaking to him.
ONE

A1 one

jeden
a hundred dollars
EVERY/EACH

A1 every or each

każdy
Take one tablet three times a (= each) day.
TYPE

A1 used to say what type of thing or person something or someone is

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It's a guinea pig.
She's a doctor.
AN ACTION

A2 used before some action nouns when referring to one example of the action

Często tłumaczymy formą dokonaną czasownika, np. umyć się , spojrzeć , itp.
Take a look at this.
UK I'm just going to have a wash.
TWO NOUNS

A2 used before the first of two nouns that are often used together

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a cup and saucer
AMOUNTS

A2 used before some phrases saying how much of something there is

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a few days
a bit of sugar
NAME

used before a person's name when referring to someone you do not know

jakiś
There's a Ms Leeming to see you.

(Translation of “a determiner” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)