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Do you guys see the Polish in me in this picture?


Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #1
I am half Polish half Persian. I live in a area with no Polish people so here I am here asking you guys.

Hope you guys had a good new year! =)

farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3187607942_8be819c0fa.jpg?v=0

awww why no replies?
sunhp 4 | 23  
11 Jan 2009 /  #2
absutly no.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #3
Well it is a bit of a tricky question, you look American from European decent.
Sure you could be Polish, why do you ask?.
Dziady - | 50  
11 Jan 2009 /  #4
Do you guys see the Polish in me in this picture?

No, not at all. Maybe if you included a photograph of your Polish parent, one could see resemblances to him or her. The picture of you, however, just looks Persian.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jan 2009 /  #5
I'd say yes, but 70% Persian and 30% Polish. I see it though, for sure.
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #7
cool interesting replies.
My mom is polish and I look so much more like her then my dad but it seems its the skin color that makes a big difference. Its funny because at first sight people think im Italian, Portugese, Latin American or middle eastern.

Keep the replies rolling!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #8
Do you speak any Polish with your mum?

Have you been here?

Are you just curious because people ask you where your family are from?
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
11 Jan 2009 /  #9
You look like someone from the Mediterranean.
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #10
I actually went to Poland for a year four years a go when I was 14. I knew quite a lot but when I came back to Canada I slowly started to forget even if I spoke to my mom in Polish. Its probably because I spoke English most of the time but I blame myself also for not continuing to learn the language. It was fun going back to Canada with a Polish accent that went away.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #11
Would you be interested in learning again?
It is always a good thing to know another language and there are lots of healpful sites, like this one that can advise you on how best to go about it.

There are many people on this forum in a similar position to yourself.
I am in Poland now, I am not from here but i like it very much here even though all my muscles hurt from skiing all day :)
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #12
Yea I will for sure get back to learning the language. My one year in Poland was probably the best year of my life I have had. My uncle is actually coming to Canada to visit us and I will be going back with him to Poland for a month or so.

Im guessing you were skiing in Zakopane? Ive been there and it truely is a beautiful place!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #13
Well if you are coming back, you'd better learn the language to be able to speak to the pretty girls, 18 aren't you?.

Im guessing you were skiing in Zakopane?

Near Zakapane, in Białka Tatrzańska, yes it is very beautiful there, I live in-between Zakopane and krakow, two of my favourite places in Poland :)
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #14
Yup im 18 now. Yea I do agree the polish girls are pretty, they take care of themselves a lot. Haha when I was in Poland the girls loved my dark hair.
EraAtlantia 2 | 106  
11 Jan 2009 /  #15
Hahaha, that is funny, you have a polish sense of humor to.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #16
Just out of curiosity, do you think you look Polish?.

girls loved my dark hair.

I am sure ;)
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #17
Yes I do
To me it seems that I have the face structure as my mom but its the skin color and hair color that makes myself different from Polish people. But then again some polish people have dark skin and dark hair too.

I DUNNO IM LOST!
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
11 Jan 2009 /  #18
Your face looks european. If I dont know your descent I would say youre from southern europe or balkans.
noimmigration  
11 Jan 2009 /  #19
you look like an arab, you have dark features, dark skin, dark hair and dark eyes. you dont really look european. You look more arab
fredex 2 | 31  
11 Jan 2009 /  #20
You are 50 % Persian 50 % Polish / well somewhere in your mind you are going to favor more either the Polish gene or the Persian genes , but I am sure you will be accepted by both .....no matter what you look like it is all about what is in your thoughts , how you handle yourself , become friends with yourself first !and all nationalities will be glad to claim you !
plg 17 | 263  
11 Jan 2009 /  #21
i work with poles and you look 0% polish

yes thats ZERO in case you think 0% was a typing mistake...............

polish guys and some polish girls in my eyes have a polish look about them........

especially polish guys..............

you could pass as british though
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
11 Jan 2009 /  #22
I am sure you will be accepted by both .....no matter what you look like it is all about what is in your thoughts , how you handle yourself , become friends with yourself first !and all nationalities will be glad to claim you !

Very well put.
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
11 Jan 2009 /  #23
Yea I agree very well put
I am already accepted by both so its all good =D
More replies would be cool!
Dziady - | 50  
13 Jan 2009 /  #24
its the skin color that makes a big difference

And the hair, and the eyes, none of which looks typically Polish even in the slightest way.

at first sight people think im Italian

Not anyone who knows what most Italians look like. Sicilian, perhaps, but the proportions and the structure are very different from Italians generally.

Portugese

No, for the same reasons you couldn't pass as an Italian among Italians.

Latin American or middle eastern

These you do look like.

You look like someone from the Mediterranean.

...Specifically the Lavant, Middle East, and North Africa.

Haha when I was in Poland the girls loved my dark hair

Yes, because the heavy black curls are not something that Poles usually have.

that is funny, you have a polish sense of humor to

You do definitely have that.

you look like an arab, you have dark features, dark skin, dark hair and dark eyes. you dont really look european. You look more arab

Not necessarily Arab, but certainly Middle Eastern -- Persian, or perhaps Caucasian, Turkish, Levantine....

i work with poles and you look 0% polish

Pretty much agreed.

you could pass as british though

Don't take that to heart. You could pass as a recent immigrant to Britain, but certainly not as an Englishman, a Scot, or a Welshman.

I am already accepted by both so its all good

That is good, especially if you are glad you are both.

awww why no replies?

Keep the replies rolling!

More replies would be cool!

Why so excited about how many replies you receive?
OP Eurasian 2 | 24  
13 Jan 2009 /  #25
It's fun listening to people say what nationality they think I'm from.I get a lot of cool answers like these :D and I'm sorry how is it a polish sense if humor saying that polish girls like my dark hair?
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
13 Jan 2009 /  #26
Since I visited Malta, I'd say you could pass as a Maltese guy.
Calicoe 2 | 133  
14 Jan 2009 /  #27
farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3187607942_8be819c0fa.jpg?v=0 you look like an arab, you have dark features, dark skin, dark hair and dark eyes. you dont really look european. You look more arab

That's funny, because he's not even Arab, he's Persian. I think you may not be looking at him with your eyes.

Eurasian, I am in a similar situation because I am part Polish/Hungarian and also mixed with Arawak Indian and Dutch West Indian via Surinam and St. Marteen (a creole mix of Asian, East Indian, and Dutch). I was adopted, and was not raised by my Eastern European side.

I seem to be the reverse of you, in that my coloring is light but some of my features look mixed. However, the more I learn about Poland and Hungary and the rest of Eastern and Central Europe, the more I realize that large parts of the population have always been mixed with influences from Asian Siberia and Central Asia, although many on this forum will deny it. But, all you have to do is study the history and look around: Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Crimea and Russia still have evidence of this on the faces of the people.

So, when I looked at your picture, I immediately saw Polish influences, and saw a reflection of some of my own features as well. But, you are also half Persian, which is not that far off the mark from a lot of Eastern Europeans who have Asian and Central Asian influence from way back anyway. So, some of the features will be the same, such as a long, high nose and a small mouth. But, it is that combination with your deepset eyes that I recognize.

I agree with another poster that said it would be helpful to post a picture of your mom, so that we can see the direct resembelance. I think a lot of people get stuck on color and hair type (race), without looking at features. A picture of your mom would provide a context.
EraAtlantia 2 | 106  
14 Jan 2009 /  #28
Calicoe, you look hot, lets face it...
Calicoe 2 | 133  
14 Jan 2009 /  #29
That's only because you haven't seen me, lol. I posted a picture somewhere on this forum when I first arrived, for the same reasons as Eurasian. I look mostly European though, so I am only as "exotic" as the next Polish/Hungarian girl, with a littl bit of brown, as my Russian friend says, I guess.

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