Pamiętaj, żeby pochwalić jej nową sukienkę.(Sentence Note & Question)

  • chwalić -lę -lisz (impf), (pf) pochwalić = praise, compliment, commend.
  • & się = to boast


The English translation is given as ‘Remember to admire her new dress’. Can chwalić/pochwalić also mean ‘to admire’? Thanks


No, not really. “(Po)chwalić” always means “to praise”, in other words, to voice your admiration for something.

If you’re just admiring something and not expressing it aloud, “podziwiać” would be the right verb.


Thanks, I’ll report it next time around.