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Nie ma go tutaj. Question about Polish

 

According to the website I'm using for polish. "Nie ma go tutaj" means "he is not here"
Can someone please tell me what part 'ma' and 'go' play in this sentence.

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    go - he
    ma works with nie - together they mean 'is not'

    HI I am native Polish speaker and to be honest I am not able to explain "ma" properly (what an irony;-)). So I give you some examples:
    "Nie ma" and "ma" - generally relate to possession, presence, availability etc. Its short form is being used in common/informal speach


    "Czy on ma dom?" - Has he got a house
    "Tak" or "Ma" - yes or he's got

    Jest Tomek w domu? - Is Tom home?
    "Nie" or "nie ma" - no or he is not

    Są ziemniaki? - Have You got potatoes? -You ask in shop
    "Nie" or "Nie ma" or "Nie mamay" or "Nie, nie mamy" - first two means "no", "theri's no". Last two means "We dont have any" , "No, we dont have any"; More formal answer is: , "Niestety, nie mamy. - "Unfortunatelly, we dont have any"

    I hope it will help you. If you have any questions or want more examples let me know.
    thx

    Just thought that this extra explanation might help you.
    "Nie ma" is often translated as "there isn't" or "there aren't". As Natalia said earlier it literally means "isn't" or "aren't", but in English subject is needed, and in Polish it can often be dropped.
    "Go" you would usually translate as "his". It's is a genitive case of the pronoun "on". Genitive is sually used for possession, but not here.
    "Nie ma" is always followed by a genitive case, and that is why you need to use "go".
    Unfortunately literal English translation wouldn't make any sense as it would be "There isn't his here".
    Hope it helps.

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