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A Native American or a Native Pole: Who is better into which language?


ukinpoland 5 | 338  
30 Jun 2007 /  #91
A small Polish school gives you 900 pounds per month towards your rent plus wages? You must be drinking some of that funny stuff.

Sorry I meant 900 pound from the rent of my house in UK.

Michal does it take you a long time to think of things to say? Try to follow forum rules and keep everything in as few posts as possible.
Lady in red  
30 Jun 2007 /  #92
Sorry I meant 900 pound from the rent of my house in UK.

I understood it alright UKinpoland, it's Michal that has interpreted it wrongly.

What was your first language Michal, just out of interest ?
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jul 2007 /  #93
4,000zl plus

Just out of interest, how much is 4,000zl a month. I have not used Polish money for a long time. and I know that they have devalued and changed their money a few times since. I imagine that there are about six zloty to the pound now.

The best part was his spelling of the word dictionary

Who ever said thaty I am an experienced typist? Every time I make a keying error you are down my throat yet you make serious errors in Polish and you take it all so seriously that you ask for advice before you dare defend yourself. Oh, it is acceptable I have just asked a student...you are a little crafty. Mind you, I have met a lot of teachers of English overseas, especially in Poland and have really liked any of them. None of them could speak Polish or show any interest in it but all like to tell me what they can earn for giving private lessons. Anyway, when your contract 'is up' you too will no doubt move on to another country and in two years from now everything will just be a distant memory. I would not take it all so seriously. My CELTA is better than your TESOL ect. Teaching English as a foreign language an unskilled job which attracts zero points even on the Australian emmigration list. Do not take it all so seriously for God's sake.
witek 1 | 587  
1 Jul 2007 /  #94
Just out of interest, how much is 4,000zl a month. I have not used Polish money for a long time. and I know that they have devalued and changed their money a few times since. I imagine that there are about six zloty to the pound now.

4,000.00 PLN = 716.827 GBP

1 GBP = 5.58014 PLN

currency converter

xe.com/ucc
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jul 2007 /  #95
Thanks for that. I knew that the Polish zl was around about six to the pound. My maths is not a strong point at the best of times If he is earning over 700 pounds per month maybe I will change my mind and join the Brits in the teaching profession. Mind you, I have heard that prices are also very high now in Poland. Gas, electricity and petrol are the same as in the UK-so I have been told-but things may change after twenty two years.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
1 Jul 2007 /  #96
My maths is not a strong point at the best of times If he is earning over 700 pounds per month maybe I will change my mind and join the Brits in the teaching profession

Again Mickey not everything is about money. More money could be earnt working in a supermarket in UK. Some people just like to experience new things and feel like they are helping people.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
1 Jul 2007 /  #97
Again Mickey not everything is about money.

He wouldn't understand,,he has a 5 bedroomed house in guildford
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
1 Jul 2007 /  #98
you take it all so seriously that you ask for advice before you dare defend yourself. Oh, it is acceptable I have just asked a student

Michal I asked about the word 'bo' when I first heard the word. Look at the times of posting old chap, its end of school year so how would I ask a student for confirmation. Let it go and try to move on with your life.

He wouldn't understand,,he has a 5 bedroomed house in guildford

Actually then this guy is a decent fellow.

Its good of him to make sure his wife has enough rooms to escape to.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
1 Jul 2007 /  #99
Its good of him to make sure his wife has enough rooms to escape to.

ROFL
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jul 2007 /  #100
Quote Today, 04:57 . #129

Quoting: Daisy
He wouldn't understand,,he has a 5 bedroomed house in guildford

Actually then this guy is a decent fellow.

Its good of him to make sure his wife has enough rooms to escape to

Actually we have not. We have rented out all our free space to the Poles for the rent money!
Lady in red  
1 Jul 2007 /  #101
Oh you must be rich then ?
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
1 Jul 2007 /  #102
We have rented out all our free space to the Poles for the rent money!

Good idea. Does your wife have to pay rent as well?
witek 1 | 587  
1 Jul 2007 /  #103
there is nothing wrong with accumulating real-estate.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
1 Jul 2007 /  #104
as opposed to accumulation of other forms of wealth...?
Lady in red  
1 Jul 2007 /  #105
there is nothing wrong with accumulating real-estate.

I never said there was. It was merely an observation but if you know me, I was saying it tongue in cheek.

Renting rooms out in your own home isn't really accumulating real estate or is it ?
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jul 2007 /  #106
really accumulating real estate or is it ?

Well, yes it is because the rent money helps to pay the mortgage on my second flat.
Lady in red  
1 Jul 2007 /  #107
It's not really because you live in the house where you rent out rooms. It's one house obviously your second property is an accumulation.

But if you moved out of your house and bought another one to live in then, yes I'd agree that would be adding to your overall wealth. Always assuming one could pay off the mortgages :)

I know a little about this. :)
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jul 2007 /  #108
Ii is still a form of long term accumulation, I suppose. Though I would agree that for some people it can become an illness.
Lady in red  
1 Jul 2007 /  #109
Witek said there was nothing wrong in accumulating real estate. Renting rooms out in your own home would be a way of raising income not real estate. That's what I was trying to explain. Obviously if you then invested the money, you would then be accumulating wealth if it were left to grow in some sort of investment.

I see nothing wrong in any form of investment if you have the money. Here in the UK, many ordinary people have invested in a second property, to supplement their pensions when they retire.

Sounds like you have done the same Michel if you have a second property. obviously you rent it out as well ?

Though I would agree that for some people it can become an illness.

I don't remember saying it can become an illness ?? They are not my words or thoughts.
Not sure if you are mixing me up with somebody else on the Forum ?
Michal - | 1,865  
3 Jul 2007 /  #110
don't remember saying it can become an illness ?? They are not my words or thoughts.

No, they are my words. For some people, investments, second homes ect can become an obsession. That is what I meant and that is what I said. Teraz, rozumiesz?
dannyboy 18 | 248  
3 Jul 2007 /  #111
Good post by the original poster.

whoever said Polish grammar takes a year to learn, lay off the drugs, I'm at it nearly 3 years now and still have only a bare grasp of it.

Out of all the languages I've learned Polish is the most difficult.
There is close to no standardisation, exteremly difficult for outsiders to follow.

English on the other hand is one of the easiest languages, highly standardised.
Followed closely by Spanish, then French, then German (only because German has 4 cases), then Gaelic languages such as Irish.

Polish is in the top 5most difficult languages in the world, anyone who thinks otherwise either grew up speaking the language or just doesn't have a clue

And by the way, half the polish people I meet can't even speak Polish that well either, don't get me started on spelling.

Says something.
ukinpoland 5 | 338  
3 Jul 2007 /  #112
No, they are my words. For some people, investments, second homes ect can become an obsession. That is what I meant and that is what I said. Teraz, rozumiesz?

I know but in your original post you said' I agree'. I think L.I.R was curious who you are agreed with.
Michal - | 1,865  
3 Jul 2007 /  #113
Polish is in the top 5most difficult languages in the world,

I think that in fact Russian is the harder language as the stress moves in the words without any warning depending on grammatical structure. Unless you have the stress marks added on all the words you can rarely be sure how to pronounce anything.
beatusia - | 11  
12 Aug 2007 /  #114
english grammar is definitly simpler. I was born here but polish was my frist language and i went to schools colleges etc in states. therefore my command of the language is better and higher. ( i can think in both which they say means you are bilingual) and I can read and write polsih but find it easier going from polish to english.
mrko  
26 Aug 2007 /  #115
yyyyy ze sie tak wtrace po polsku...otoz szukam nejtiw spikera we wroclawiu i tak sobie pomyslalem ze ktorys z was mieszka w tym miescie milym i udziela korki z angielskiego(amerykanskiego) albo chociaz poleci szkole w ktorej ucza waszego ojczystego jezyka.pozdro i sorka ze nie wstawilem tych roznych haczykow i kresek przy niektorych literach ale niestety moj komputer pozbawiony jest polskich znakow.a tak swoja droga pisze po polsu zeby sie przekonac jak sobie amerykanie radza z moim jezykiem bo tak szczerze to jeszcze nigdy nie spotkalem amerykanina co by zrozumiale po polskiemu mowil
Davey 13 | 388  
16 Nov 2007 /  #116
Again, you do not know Polish anyway so why is it hilarious?

Because it made me laugh after reading it.... I am making an effort to learn and have never claimed to be fluent=) but I can survive in Poland....

and Halifax is a ****** place, I agree.

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