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Why "Jestem kobietą" and not "Jestem kobieta"? Can somebody explain please!?

For learning: Polish
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Polish collocations verb + noun require a proper grammatical case of the noun. The infinitive "być" in your expression needs a noun in the instrumental case:
    Jestem (kim?/czym? = instrumental case) : studentem,
    Jestem (kim?/czym? = instrumental case) : nauczycielem,
    Jestem (kim?/czym? = instrumental case) : księgową,
    Jestem (kim?/czym? = instrumental case) : kobietą.
    "Jestem kobieta" is wrong, as "kobieta" is the nominative case and you cannot use it as you did.

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