pew|ny

pew|ny
adj. grad. 1. (nieuchronny) [sukces, zwycięstwo] certain
- iść na pewną śmierć to be heading towards certain death
2. (niezaprzeczalny) [informacja, dowód] reliable
- to pewne, że tam był it’s certain that he was there, he was certainly there
- jedno jest pewne: ktoś musi to zrobić one thing is certain, somebody has to do it
- to pewna książk. that’s certain
- nie uda mu się, to pewna he’ll fail, and that’s certain
3. (niezawodny, godny zaufania) [przyjaciel, rozwiązanie, metoda] reliable
- to pewni ludzie they are people you can rely on
- mieć pewną rękę (dobrze strzelać) to have a sure aim; (dobrze pracować) to have a steady a. assured a. sure touch
- wiedzieć coś z pewnego źródła to know sth from a reliable source
- to najpewniejszy sposób na wzbogacenie się this is the surest way to become rich
4. (zdecydowany) [ruch, głos, wzrok] confident, sure
- iść pewnym krokiem to walk with a sure step
5. (bezpieczny) czuć się pewnym to feel secure 6. (przekonany) sure
- być czegoś pewnym to be sure of sth
- być pewnym kogoś to have confidence in sb, to be sure that one can rely on sb
- być pewnym siebie to be sure of oneself, to be self-confident
- być pewnym swego to be sure that one is right
- nikt nie może być pewnym jutra no one can be sure what tomorrow may bring
pewien adj. praed. (przekonany) sure
- jestem pewien/pewna, że… I’m sure that…
- jesteś pewien/pewna? are you sure?
- jestem pewien/pewna swoich ludzi I have confidence in my people, I’m sure that I can rely on my people
- jest pewien/pewna swego he’s/she’s sure of his/her opinions
- przyjdzie, tego możesz być pewien/pewna he’ll come, you can be sure of that

The New English-Polish, Polish-English Kościuszko foundation dictionary. 2003.

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