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Speaks Polish?: Trying hard (sometimes) to learn...
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Polson   
6 Nov 2009
Genealogy / What nationality is Slavic? [23]

He's Jewish Polish but his wife is Slavic

Maybe Slavic in opposition to Jewish, as an ethnic group.
So you should read this: He's Jewish Polish but his wife is (just) Polish ;)
Polson   
4 Nov 2009
Life / Winters Coming Up...How long can I stay out? [6]

With winter fast approaching [...] I've never lived a Polish winter.

Lucky you! I wish i was there!! I want a real winter, cold and snowy!
I think i've lived 2 Polish winters. Last one was in Zakopane, almost 3 years ago, at Christmas time. It was sooo nice, all that snow and Christmas lights, decorations everywhere.

How long can one stay outside for during those long winter days? Can you still stay active outside? Do people still go for walks????

Nah, Polish people are like bears, they sleep til spring is back ;)
Kidding. You know, it depends. Winters are not as cold as they used to be. It also depends on the region. But having a walk is doable. You will see plenty of people risking their life outside ;)
Polson   
17 Oct 2009
Life / GERMANS LIVING IN POLAND vs POLES LIVING IN GERMANY [30]

Ernest Wilmowski

Also some other German(ic) names (or Jewish): Bernard (Adolf) Blaut and his elder brother Zygryd Ewald Blaut, Walter Brom, Hanke, Hausner, Hogendorf, Klotz, Kraus, Krumholz, Kryger, Lenart, Lentner, Loth, Horst Lothar Mahseli, Marx, Miller/Müller, Nyc (Nytz), Pohl, Reiss, Riesner, Schaller, Scherfchen, Scherfke, Schwartz, Seichter, Sperling, Stencel, Steuermann, Szefer, Sznaucner, Szubert, Szuster, Winkler, Zejer...

Dammit, that's a looong list, BB ;)
They all played for Poland.
Polson   
17 Oct 2009
Life / GERMANS LIVING IN POLAND vs POLES LIVING IN GERMANY [30]

But I hear that in Germany, Poles don't have as many rights.

I'd say that is because Polish people in Germany have only been there for 'years', while Germans in Poland have been there for centuries (many generations). Many of them would describe themselves as German-Polish people, when the Polish people in Germany will only describe themselves as Poles, that's it. I may be wrong, i don't know.

Germans are not represented in polish football team...

Lucky b*stard... ;) I'd rather play for Germany now, than Poland ;) (no World Cup *sigh*).
But you're not totally right, there have been several Polish national team players of German descent in the past, i think most of them were actually Silesian, German and Polish parts.
Polson   
14 Oct 2009
UK, Ireland / Legally changing my Polish name [28]

Dr Colon

I hope you are not a specialist of intestines... ;)

Edit: sorry, i think i wrote too fast ^^
Polson   
8 Oct 2009
History / Why are we called Poles instead of Polans? [29]

but I think nobody else is constructed like Poles

Turks, Swiss, Serbs, Croats... ;)

It's said that Poland's name come from 'pole' (plain?).
Btw, the Polans were a people living in today Poland before Poland was created.
Polson   
8 Oct 2009
Genealogy / Łozowe [15]

Why? Are you looking for someone?
Polson   
8 Oct 2009
Travel / Visiting Krakow in December, what do you think? [24]

You're going there with a friend, cool, you won't be all alone, lost in Krakow ;)
You will be there just before Christmas, i can just imagine how nice it will be, at night, with all the lights... ;)
Polson   
7 Oct 2009
Travel / Visiting Krakow in December, what do you think? [24]

Hey Marion, remember me? The French guy who can speak French... ;)

A friend of mine spent a week there, in Krakow, in February, and she loved it. She went there with her boyfriend and they had a very nice time (St Valentine).

There was snow everywhere but it participated to the charm of the place.

I've been there a few times too. Both in winter and summer, and i really liked it ;)
Polson   
6 Oct 2009
Language / Mężczyzno [7]

Mężczyzno

From 'mężczyzna': man.
Polson   
6 Oct 2009
Travel / Going to Szczecin - other airports in Poland [18]

Berlin seems fine. It's quite close to Szczecin, on the other side of the border.
Then you could take a bus or train to Szczecin. It's totally doable (i think).

Good luck anyway ;)
Polson   
5 Oct 2009
News / IS NOBLE WINNER SZOSTAK POLISH? [68]

these both can be Polish names (Szostak and Szóstak)

My mistake, sorry. Dunno why, i thought Hungarian the moment i saw the diacritic on the 'o' ;)
So, yeah, can be Polish.
Polson   
4 Oct 2009
Language / Gwara Śląska [24]

This is not Slunski, is it?...
Polson   
1 Oct 2009
Genealogy / Fathers name Szulc [6]

Polonius is the specialist of Polish names here, but i can tell you one thing which i'm quite sure of: Szulc more than probably comes from the German name Schultz (or Schulz), they are pronounced the same.

It means that you should look for your Polish origin in the western part of Poland. I guess.
Polson   
30 Sep 2009
Travel / I am coming to Kolobrzeg!! [6]

Yup, but the distance is probably the same, i mean with Berlin.
I'd say Berlin -> Kolobrzeg = 200 km
And Gdansk -> Kolobrzeg = 250 km
Polson   
30 Sep 2009
Travel / I am coming to Kolobrzeg!! [6]

Kolobrzeg, nice! I was there last month (actually i've been there a few times).

If you are flying direct from Cyprus you might want to consider flying to Berlin and getting the train.

Berlin, or if she's lucky, directly to Szczecin, it's even closer.
Polson   
27 Sep 2009
Life / I want to learn some culture in Poland [7]

Music such as classic music

You must already know Chopin, right? One of the greatest European composers.

what kind of music which popular in Poland in this recent time?

There are Polish and non-Polish singers, bands.
Look at this, this will give you an idea of what radios currently play in Poland:
Polson   
27 Sep 2009
Life / I want to learn some culture in Poland [7]

such as music, castle, etc.

Music: depends on what you like. Tell me ;)
Castle: go look for 'Malbork castle' in Google for example.
Polson   
23 Sep 2009
Love / Proposing to my Polish girlfriend [33]

I didn't know there was an 'minimum amount' we should spend on rings...
I think a nice ring would do. The price doesn't matter. Money is nothing ;)
Polson   
23 Sep 2009
Travel / Gdansk - need some information about it [21]

I spent a day in Gdansk last month.
The Old Town, at night, is wonderful, really. And i've been told it's even better in winter, at Christmas time, with all the lights and the ambiance.. ;)

I think you'll find all you need on the Internet if you know where to search.
You can also read books, go to a library and give a look at every book about Gdansk you could find.
Good luck ;)