to me - mu or mi

Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by dzurisova, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    in completing an exercise in making polite requests, I became quite confused.


    1. (ty) Podat tu knihu = Podal bys mu tu knihu? Would you hand (to) me the book

    2. (ty) Půjčit ten časopis = Půjčil bys mi ten časopis? Would you lend (to) me the magazine.

    Can someone explain why it is "mu" in the first example and "mi" in the second? Both seem to be in the dative form (to me).
  2. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    mu = to him
    mi = to me

    Both forms are short.
  3. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    OHHHH, now I feel stupid. :oops: :D

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