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Help with translation please: Baby / Granddaughter.


grizhun 2 | 3  
6 Jul 2009 /  #1
what is the polish word & pronunciation for baby?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
6 Jul 2009 /  #2
it may depend on the context.
Is is a little child? A girlfriend? Other?
OP grizhun 2 | 3  
6 Jul 2009 /  #3
baby is my granddaughter
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
6 Jul 2009 /  #4
baby (newborn) - niemowlÄ™
baby (dear child) - dziecko (child), kochanie (dear), drobiazg (informal)
granddaughter - wnuczka, wnusia (diminutive)

That's all I can offer without an exact context.
OP grizhun 2 | 3  
6 Jul 2009 /  #5
as in saying "my granddaughter" or "hi granddaughter" can you possibly help with pronunciation?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
6 Jul 2009 /  #6
Others may use better transcript, so my feeble attempt would be:

my granddaughter (speaking about her)

Moja wnuczka - (pron. moyah vnootchkah)
Moja wnusia (affectionate) - (moyah vnusha)

hi granddaughter (speaking to her, addressing her)

Wnuczko - (pron.vnootchko)
Wnusiu (affectionate) - (vnushoo)
OP grizhun 2 | 3  
6 Jul 2009 /  #7
As I am about to be a first time babcia I wanted some idea of the words. I have only maybe a 10 word polish vocabulary which are all relating to relatives. Thank you for your help
Ryszard - | 89  
7 Jul 2009 /  #8
grizhun, you can always check pronunciation here, it's really good:ivona.com

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