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Polish translation of “do”

do

auxiliary verb     strong /duː/ weak //
QUESTIONS/NEGATIVES A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases
(= czasownik posiłkowy służący do tworzenia zdań pytających i zaprzeczonych)
Do you need any help ? When does the next bus leave ? I don't know .Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
MAKE QUESTION A2 used in a phrase at the end of a sentence to make it into a question
(= używany w krótkich pytaniach na końcu zdania, które po polsku tłumaczy się jako prawda? lub nieprawdaż?)
Sarah lives near here, doesn't she? That doesn't make any sense , does it?Question words and expressions
AVOID REPEATING B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used
(= zastępuje czasownik, którego nie chcemy powtarzać)
"I hate that song ." "So do I." My sister reads a lot more than I do.
EMPHASIZE B2 used to emphasize the main verb
(= tworzy konstrukcję podkreślającą czasownik główny, której odpowiada polskie naprawdę)
He does like you, he's just shy . Do come and visit us soon .Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of do auxiliary verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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