Miała na sobie piękną suknię. (Sentence Note & Question)


#1
  • suknia (female noun) = gown (e.g. wedding gown)
  • sukienka (female noun) = dress

Can anyone tell me … am I correct here? Sukienka would be generic term for a dress, but suknia implies a more formal dress, such as a wedding dress or a ball gown? Thanks!


#2

Dictionaries are probably going to list the two as synonymous, but if you want to dig into the actual usage, the distinction you made seems right to me.


#3

Thanks for the clarification! You are right, when I checked a dictionary they showed as synonyms. However, when I checked ‘suknia’ on Google images, it mostly showed wedding gowns and other dresses (gowns) for formal occasions.