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I'M CONFUSED about PAWEL name


chase5 2 | 17  
10 Aug 2007 /  #1
PAWEL?? HMM IS THIS A WORD OR A NAME?? IM CONFUSED
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
10 Aug 2007 /  #2
It's a name pronounced in many ways but that 'w' is usually said as a 'v'
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Aug 2007 /  #3
Paul.
OP chase5 2 | 17  
10 Aug 2007 /  #4
THINK I GOT IT PAUL?

THANX :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Aug 2007 /  #6
Pablo!
Jashiwi - | 16  
26 Aug 2007 /  #7
I was wondering, Wojtek.
What does that mean?
(Also can Wojtek be used as a Name)... or is it just a word..?
I had seen someone from Poland, use it as a username once; and I looked it up.

Some-site, said it meant "Soldier" or in relation to the word "soldier"..

Some cultures like the Japanese, (which I am also studying on the side); use the names of people also as words.. In Poland, is this the same in ways?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
26 Aug 2007 /  #8
What does that mean?

It's a name, short version of Wojciech.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
26 Aug 2007 /  #9
the word "soldier"

there's an old word "wojak" means soldier, but it's hard to hear anybody say that way
soldier in today's language is "żółnierz",
warrior = "wojownik" it comes from archaic (medieval Polish) "woj", so the male name Wojciech may have the same root, but I cannot vouch for that, anyway it doesn't have any female equivalent as far as I know.

(and like Grzegorz wrote, "Wojtek" is simply a short version of "Wojciech")

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