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Greetings, to much respect?


Kennitz 5 | 32  
26 Mar 2008 /  #1
I was just thinking...

If I were to walk into a room with a few Poles that I show respect for, could I say the following, or is this to much:

Dzień dobry Państwo

Or this case:

Dzień dobry Pan/Pani

Are both of these ok, or just "dnień dobry" all I need? I don't mean Poles in the U.S, I've noticed thats far less proper...

Since I don't know any better, I can get away with saying the following. :)

Dzięnkuję bardzo Państwo!
lesser 4 | 1,311  
26 Mar 2008 /  #2
Dzień dobry państwu
Dzień dobry Panu/Pani

are more official than simple

Dzień dobry



Bardzo państwu dziękuje

is also very official
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #3
Bardzo państwu dziękuję

this means "Thank you very much, ladies and gentelmen"

Dzień dobry Państwu - Good morning ladies and gentlemen
Dzień dobry Panu - Good morning, sir
Dzień dobry Pani - Good morning, madam
Goonie 8 | 242  
26 Mar 2008 /  #4
I say czesc to anyone :)
OP Kennitz 5 | 32  
26 Mar 2008 /  #5
I don't feel comfortable enough to say that to people I don't know. I'd rather sound like a robot, and maybe give someone a smile with my robotic proper Polish (although...I like to think I sound great). I frequent Polish shop's, and always get a friendly response.

On a side note, my mom didn't know what cześć was, and she understands nearly all Polish pretty well (though, she was born in the U.S). I taught her. I'm almost a master I guess. :)

Bardzo państwu dziękuje
osiol 55 | 3,922  
26 Mar 2008 /  #6
What would be a better way of saying 'Hello, everyone'?
I'm thinking more of a cześć than a dzień dobry.

Sorry if this thread was supposed to have been all done and dusted by now.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #7
'Hello, everyone'

Witam wszystkich or shorter Witajcie. If you wanna be polite though, it can be Witam Państwa (hello ladies and gentlemen). but if you wanna be cool, you can say Cze ziomy (yo dudes) ;)
learning 16 | 72  
26 Mar 2008 /  #8
Cze ziomy (yo dudes) ;)

Lol does that really mean 'yo dudes'? I didn't know this type of slang existed! That is very refreshing and funny to hear.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #9
there is probably something even cooler to greet your dudes than that lol. cze is a short from cześć, and yes ziomy is dudes. im glad you like it ;). plus "yo" exists in polish slang as joł lol
learning 16 | 72  
26 Mar 2008 /  #10
joł

LOL that is very funny, probably because its spelled like that more than anything. Imagine in IM chat someone writing joł lol. :P
Goonie 8 | 242  
26 Mar 2008 /  #11
joł

now that's cool :)

is scząka (arrow sp?) still used lol
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Mar 2008 /  #12
scząka

Translation please !

Justysia - I tried " nie cwiankuj" out today - my kolegas loved it !
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #13
scząka

no idea?! lol never heard about it. did you mean szczęka (jaw)??

I tried " nie cwiankuj" out today - my kolegas loved it !

good stuff lol. ive got a new word for you, instead of saying "awesome", try zajebioza lol
Goonie 8 | 242  
26 Mar 2008 /  #14
no idea?! lol never heard about it. did you mean szczęka (jaw)??

I hear one of my friends dad says (im not sure how to spell it, but it translates to arrow in english) when he says bye to ppl.

"awesome", try zajebioza lol

how bout zajebiśće, i hear that sometimes too :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #15
arrow

strzała? strzałka? its kinda old-fashioned ;P

zajebiśće

zajebiście is almost the same, zajebioza is more like awesomness. its my sister's favourite word just now lol
polishgirltx  
26 Mar 2008 /  #16
zajebioza....zajebiscie...w pyte...
;)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Mar 2008 /  #17
zajebiście

That one always raises a giggle but I get the impression its a bit rude ( might not be, I dont know )

zajebioza

I will try that one tomorrow....
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #18
zajebiście

That one always raises a giggle but I get the impression its a bit rude ( might not be, I dont know )

it is a bit rude, kinda like feckin awesome. i'll speak to my wee sisters about the freshest slang words, they always come up with something hillarious everytime we speak ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
26 Mar 2008 /  #19
It's becoming more normal tho. The stem is bad, zajebać, not so nice.
Goonie 8 | 242  
26 Mar 2008 /  #20
lol thats the one thing im slacking on, is slang...

I left poland when i was 9 so all the slang i know is from 1989 LOL

zajeboza sounds cool, im gonna use it on my parents when i see them again lol
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
26 Mar 2008 /  #21
im missing out on new slang words, but ill live. i just make up my own ha ha
magdalenavya  
26 Mar 2008 /  #22
how can I say and pronuonce >>hello
Saja - | 9  
29 Mar 2008 /  #23
instead of "cze ziomy" I would say "siemka ziomki" or "siema ziomy" If I were you. It is much better polish slang, and I think it would be simple to you than "cze ziomy" (because of "cze" pronounce).

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