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Could anyone check my polish? What can i improve?


porta 18 | 297  
11 Sep 2007 /  #1
Ok, now this is what i am trying to write:

Hello,

How are you doing?

I am bored therefore i am writing this email to practise my Polish.
My polish is not so good, but i am trying my best.
Tomorrow i am going to buy two new games for my xbox360. Time flies when having fun.

Bye.

This is what i wrote in Polish(no laughing!!) :)

Cześć,

Co słychać?

Jestem znudzony Więc Piszę e-mail do ćwiczję móje Polski.
Móje polski jest nie dobrze, ale spróbować moje najlepszem.
Jutro kupuję dwie nowego gra na xbox360. Csaz leci kiedy zabawne jest.

Cześć

What can i improve? Probably most of it ,but to get better one have to try :)
Lightbulb 1 | 39  
11 Sep 2007 /  #2
Could anyone check my polish? What can i improve?

I can't, because I'm a beginner too. Just thought I'd say hello to a fellow novice. :)

But just for fun, and not that it's worth anything really, I'll say that your paragraph looks to me like it would make sense to someone reading it, even if it's not perfect. Your word order in sentence 2 is a bit different than I think my textbook would put it, and unless a future lesson will prove me wrong, I don't remember "moje" having a ó. But I'm sure a native speaker will set things straight soon, more authoritatively. :)
Ronek 1 | 261  
12 Sep 2007 /  #3
porta you did quite well,

Jestem znudzony, piszę więc email żeby ćwiczyć mój Polski.
Mój polski nie jest najlepszy, ale staram się jak mogę.
Jutro kupię dwie nowe gry do mojego xbox'a360. Czas leci w trakcie zabawy.
OP porta 18 | 297  
12 Sep 2007 /  #4
Thanks ,i see i have to work a bit more on it.
It's hard to find the right words as the dictionary has a lot of words with the same meaning.
Also ,the sentences is totaly backwards from what we write in Norwegian :)
But, I'm determined to get it right.
Ronek 1 | 261  
12 Sep 2007 /  #5
Also ,the sentences is totaly backwards from what we write in Norwegian :)

no no no ;)
its because you write the sentences backwards in norwegian to what it is in polish;)
OP porta 18 | 297  
12 Sep 2007 /  #6
Ahh, so thats why i cant seem to get it right? ^^
Marek 4 | 867  
21 Sep 2007 /  #7
Hej, Porta!

Naa, snakker du ogsaa norsk? Jeg laeser norsk, men snakker, skriver, forstaar dansk aa svensk.

Hvorfaar laer du dig polsk? Kan du tysk?

Marek

Czesc, Porta!

Od ilu lat uczysz sie jezyka polskiego?
Marek
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #8
I understand all you said in Norwegian, Marek, i'm learning Swedish and Norwegian by myself ;) i'm happy to see that i can understand a little :p
Marek 4 | 867  
21 Sep 2007 /  #9
Hejsan, Polson!

Jaha, eet nordiskt spraak till? Det ar en utmaning, tror jag. Hur lange har du lart dig norska och svenska?

Lar du dig ocksaa polska?
Marek
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #10
I understand more than i write (or talk) so i will answer in English if you don't mind ;)

I began to learn Swedish in February, but i don't know enough to be able to talk, but i can understand some words, and some sentences ;)

About Norwegian, actually i can't say i learn it, my Swedish skills and my English (and a bit of my German skills too) help me to understand Norwegian a little ;) I'm trying to learn more though. I'd love to go to Norway and Sweden someday !

And you ? Why do you learn these languages ?

I'm learning Polish too (i love languages ;) i've even created few languages as a hobby (as Tolkien did :p ), but i don't speak Polish very well, but as Norwegian and Swedish, i can undersand it, and even understand people speaking it ;)
OP porta 18 | 297  
21 Sep 2007 /  #11
Hej, Porta!

Naa, snakker du ogsaa norsk? Jeg laeser norsk, men snakker, skriver, forstaar dansk aa svensk.

Hvorfaar laer du dig polsk? Kan du tysk?

Marek

Heisann ,jeg lærer meg polsk fordi jeg liker kulturen ,og vurderer å skaffe meg ei leilighet der nede. Var også noe greier med ei jente i begynnelsen. ;)

Forstår tysk ,men kan ikke skrive det.
Norsk, dansk og svensk er ikke så veldig forskjellig :)

Czesc, Porta!

Od ilu lat uczysz sie jezyka polskiego?
Marek

Od 4 miesiąc :)
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #12
Od 4 miesiąc

Good ! You learnt a lot :p it's a difficult language ;)
OP porta 18 | 297  
21 Sep 2007 /  #13
No kidding! It's totaly different from Norwegian as you know. but i'm sticking with it, I love challenges :)
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #14
LoL yeah ;) but i found some similarities between Polish and Norwegian :p about vocabularies, coming from German i must say, for example pig in Norwegian is "svin" (i don't remember actually :p), in Polish it's "swinia" (and in German, it's "schwein") ;) LoL
OP porta 18 | 297  
21 Sep 2007 /  #15
Oh ,there is lots of word that are almost similar between Polish and Norwegian :)
Also between German and Norwegain.
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #16
;) can you give me more examples of similarities between Polish and Norwegian ?
OP porta 18 | 297  
21 Sep 2007 /  #17
Agurk - Ogórek - Cucumber
Sitron - Cytryna - Lemon
Frisør - fryzjer - Hairdresser
Apotek - Apteka - Pharmacy
Sukker - Cukier - Sugar

To name a few ,there is a lot of these words :)
Polson 5 | 1,770  
21 Sep 2007 /  #18
Cytryna, Citron in French, Zitrone in German...
Fryzjer, Friseur in German, i think it comes from French...
Apteka, Apotheke in German, and Apothicaire in old French ;)
Cukier, Zucker, Sucre, Sugar, Zucchero, etc.

Beautiful Europe... ;) LoL
Marek 4 | 867  
22 Sep 2007 /  #19
Polson,
I learned those languages because it's practical to know related languages, plus, contrary to popular belief, Scandinavians as a rule have a bit too much of the "look Ma, no hands!"-approach to English. They often, though not always, assume, "Hey, it looks easy, we hear enough (frequently low-level US-speakers in contemporary music and movies!!) English everyday, ergo, we can speak English perfectly!"

Far from the case, as I'm sure Porta can readily attest! I've no problem with e.g. Norwegians saying they like chatting in English with foreigners in order to improve or practice their own English skills. All too often though, they arrogantly feel they can speak English better than foreigners could speak Norwegian (hence resisting needed correction). Europeans are sometimes lazy about English particularly, since, unlike Americans, English is considered soooo important, it's often not cultivated. Americans usually have to search far and wide for someone to practice a foreign language with, making the US-language major more serious about improving their foreign-language knowledge.

Marek
OP porta 18 | 297  
22 Sep 2007 /  #20
There is a lot of truth in what you say Marek. :)

Hvis du vil kan jeg snakke Norsk til deg.
bamse - | 12  
22 Sep 2007 /  #21
Hejsa
It's nice to see that there is so many people on this forum speaking skandinavian languages. I used to learn danish (norvegian is so similar :)) but forgot many things coz i don't use it... Maybe you know any forum similar to this for people learning scandinavian languages?

Od 4 miesiąc :)

You should say: cztery (4) miesiące
or
Od czterech (4) miesięcy
Men hvis det er kun 4 maaneder du er meget meget godt til polsk! (hope this sentence makes sense) :)
OP porta 18 | 297  
22 Sep 2007 /  #22
Makes perfect sense :)
Takker for hjelpen bamse.
Polson 5 | 1,770  
22 Sep 2007 /  #23
Yeah, there are people here speaking or learning Scandinavian languages...
Scandinavian countries and Poland have almost always been "friends" ;p except for the "Great Northern Wars"...Even in the Viking era, Poles and Vikings used to work together, some (Poles) may have been among the Vikings when they discoverd Vinland (America) in 1000 ! :p LoL
bamse - | 12  
22 Sep 2007 /  #24
Velbekomme porta :)
Polson- you mean Jan z Kolna paradox? ;)
Polson 5 | 1,770  
22 Sep 2007 /  #25
Jan z Kolna paradox

:| what ? ;)
Wyspianska  
22 Sep 2007 /  #26
haha, u guys are talking some sh*it

cant understand anything

even those statements which are in polish oO
Ronek 1 | 261  
22 Sep 2007 /  #27
oh wyspi is back and she's ragging!
run!
Wyspianska  
22 Sep 2007 /  #28
haha, im not so bad :)

yeah nice u noticed i wasnt oline some days
had a lot of work and then some love sensations :D

so good to be back ^^
Ronek 1 | 261  
22 Sep 2007 /  #29
love sensations

oh please tell us more.
I love drama!:)
Wyspianska  
22 Sep 2007 /  #30
haha ok then
so i called my old love
he has got gf now so i was a bit sad
actually i want to get him back :D
during conversation all memories came back ah, hes ideal
:)

and hows going here?

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