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Anyone Else 1/2 Polish???


Polish_chick14 1 | 13  
17 Feb 2007 /  #1
I'm just looking to see if I can find other people who I can find that I have a lot in common with. (BTW, Im 1/2 Polish and 1/2 American, and Im 14 yr. old)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Feb 2007 /  #2
Hey Pl chick. Welcome!! I'm sure you'll find some interesting people in here :)
OP Polish_chick14 1 | 13  
17 Feb 2007 /  #3
Well, Im used to meeting people who are "interesting" and I cant wait to look more around this forum!!!

thanks, Zgubiony!
Huegel 1 | 296  
17 Feb 2007 /  #5
hehe I think i've been reading to many text messages. I read the title of your post in my head as "Anyone else want to polish" (as in cleaning something shiny, not the nationality)

Hmm, think I should go to bed. Anyway, Hi there. :)
telefonitika  
18 Feb 2007 /  #7
"Anyone else want to polish" (as in cleaning something shiny, not the nationality)

Lol huegel hun .. that put a smile my way :)

Im still getting the info together but it is almost certain that i am 50% english 50%polish ... and my fathers dad was polish he was one of the first polish people to come into the uk following WW2 :)
OP Polish_chick14 1 | 13  
18 Feb 2007 /  #8
Y'all are so friendly on here!

Heres my story:
My mom lived in Janow (small town near Lublin; About 2 hours from Warsaw) all her life until she was 23. Then She moved here with her cousin and his wife, who then introduced her to the man who is now my dad. It's a good story if you ask me! But I am for sure 1/2 Polish, 1/2 American, no doubt about it!

Also, I know the basics of Polish. Very, Very basic.
Babylon 16 | 192  
18 Feb 2007 /  #9
You mother came to US as a citizen of Poland, so you are also - ask for Polish Citizenship and you will be 100% American and 100% Polish
telefonitika  
18 Feb 2007 /  #10
Also, I know the basics of Polish. Very, Very basic.

i have only been learning polish 13 weeks at college :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
18 Feb 2007 /  #11
I'm just looking to see if I can find other people who I can find that I have a lot in common with. (BTW, Im 1/2 Polish and 1/2 American, and Im 14 yr. old)

Polish_Chick. your American by citizenship, your heritage would be Polish and
whatever your fathers nationality is English? German? Irish? etc.

America is nation of Immigrants, so therefore you would be another nationality
unless your father was American Indian , cherokee? etc.

:)
Varsovian 92 | 634  
19 Feb 2007 /  #12
My kids (12 and 11) feel much happier when they are around other bilinguals/bi-culturals.
It's a shame you didn't learn Polish from your mom - I've got a Polish doctor friend in England who's not speaking Polish with her kids, and they're lost when they come to Poland. Her parents had to learn English (because they were desperate).

It's a tough language, but not impossible to learn.
French and Spanish (and English, for that matter) are easy to start with, then get very difficult later on; Polish is the opposite :(
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
19 Feb 2007 /  #13
I'm half Polish, half English. My father said there was no point learning Polish, so I can't speak a word .
little pikachu  
19 Feb 2007 /  #14
im half Polish, too. My father was from Gdansk, my Mum is English.
OP Polish_chick14 1 | 13  
23 Feb 2007 /  #15
My kids (12 and 11) feel much happier when they are around other bilinguals/bi-culturals.
It's a shame you didn't learn Polish from your mom - I've got a Polish doctor friend in England who's not speaking Polish with her kids, and they're lost when they come to Poland. Her parents had to learn English (because they were desperate).
It's a tough language, but not impossible to learn.

Well, I have 2 aunt and uncles living here who speak Polish all the time, and when I do go to PL, (ive been 3 times) i usually pick up on it. my mom and i speakl some of the basic polish, yet ive got to focus on school now. during the summers though, i get tons of practice. i also have 3 cousins, and one who is my age lived in poland until she was 7, so she teaches me some stuff. I just find all the grammer the hardest. i know the basic form of some words, yet when I say it it is bad grammer in Polish. So confusing!

You mother came to US as a citizen of Poland, so you are also - ask for Polish Citizenship and you will be 100% American and 100% Polish

Cool! and , Dzienkuje!
OP Polish_chick14 1 | 13  
23 Feb 2007 /  #17
Lucky!!! but i still love bein wat i am (o yah, the 50% American is actually Scottish when you go back to 1650 so...)
wosicz  
24 Feb 2007 /  #18
I'm 1/4 Polish, 3/4 Czech (but who knows, I don't know much about my roots..)
amystanley24 1 | 1  
30 Sep 2007 /  #19
Im half Polish and half Austrian. I also live in Oklahoma City! Hi Neighbor!!!!!
Polson 5 | 1,770  
30 Sep 2007 /  #20
Half Polish, half French ;)
nauczyciel  
30 Sep 2007 /  #21
50% from my biological mothers side. I'm adopted, and don't know her.
49% from my biological fathers side. Don't know him either.
1% Chippewa

Born in Canada, been living in PL since Sept 06.
misiek  
30 Sep 2007 /  #22
You mother came to US as a citizen of Poland, so you are also - ask for Polish Citizenship and you will be 100% American and 100% Polis

I think if parents didn teach their kids mother tongue, then they didnt want them to be and to feel polish.. what is apparently sad..

Anyway, since when paper decides about nationality?

I'm half Polish, half English. My father said there was no point learning Polish, so I can't speak a word .

It must have been tough life of your Dad, which make it understandable why he didnt want you to know Polish.. to avoid your interest of this country.

You mother came to US as a citizen of Poland, so you are also - ask for Polish Citizenship and you will be 100% American and 100% Polis

I think if parents didn teach their kids mother tongue, then they didnt want them to be and to feel polish.. what is apparently sad..

Anyway, since when paper decides about nationality?

I'm half Polish, half English. My father said there was no point learning Polish, so I can't speak a word .

It must have been tough life of your Dad, which make it understandable why he didnt want you to know Polish.. to avoid your interest of this country.whoops , trigger happy :)
katfish 1 | 5  
3 Oct 2007 /  #23
Half Polish (mother) and half Slovak (dad)
witek 1 | 587  
3 Oct 2007 /  #24
I'm 100%

even though you're 100% Polish you still somehow resemble a dog
debbieeastland - | 19  
4 Oct 2007 /  #25
Hi, Im 1/2 Polish (mothers side) 1/2 British (dads). My mother came over in the war lost most of her family.
vm500 2 | 39  
4 Oct 2007 /  #26
Any wannabe polish people here hehe..
Polson 5 | 1,770  
4 Oct 2007 /  #27
You give free Polish citizenship ?... ;P
Madzia 1 | 2  
6 Oct 2007 /  #28
I'm 1/2 Polish
1/8 Hungarian
1/8 German
1/4 Irish

My father is 100% Polish but his dad never taught him any Polish. I'm a third generation American lol I just started learning Polish in my university in Canada. Its rather hard
Antos 6 | 18  
6 Oct 2007 /  #29
I was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia at the age of 6.
My parents are both polish and polish is spoken at home since their english isn't that good.
I sometimes have to read english and translate it into polish.

I can understand polish well (just a few hiccups on words) and speak it well enough, just that my grammar isn't all too good.
CaliforniaGuy - | 1  
9 Oct 2007 /  #30
50% Polish- Mother's side
50% Irish- Father side

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