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Is is possible for me to learn basic Polish in just two weeks?


helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #1
is it possiable for me an 20 year old english lad to learn and speak some polish like the basics in 2weeks? if so can people re0direct me to pages please :) as all i know now is

jak sie masz - how are you
dobrze - good
sypka - faster

i also play games so i think im gona change my settings to polish if its a option so i learn more
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Dec 2008 /  #2
Szybciej - faster ( I think) ;)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Dec 2008 /  #3
jak sie masz - how are you
dobrze - good
sypka - faster

lol - did your g/f teach you?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
23 Dec 2008 /  #4
sypka

szybciej is faster. szybko is fast.

if you put your mind to it, you can memorise some basic expressions and greetings etc. no problem
OP helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #5
she did yea but i couldnt remember the spelling's to them. and she not from the city from small village. she's away for xmas and new year and i want to impress her the faster comment is just something silly we have as we work together so we joke around by saying that but i want learn more polish to impress her and surprise her. any sites recomended?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Dec 2008 /  #6
polishforums.com
OP helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #7
seanus mate c'mon lol direct me to some links that WILL help me. that directs me to this site id like sites or even from this site how to learn polish
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Dec 2008 /  #8
Seriously, I'm not your man for this. I've never learned from any sites. Ask Justysia, she might know.

I can help you with a few things. The basics for sure.
OP helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #9
ok teach me some basics then please :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
23 Dec 2008 /  #10
helghast try here: Practice your Polish the two stickys at the top to start with.

Also try Byki there is a free download there. You get a good bit free but have to pay for a little more. The free stuff should give you a good start though. :)
OP helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #11
thanks very much polskadoll :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
23 Dec 2008 /  #12
You're welcome. Byki has many languages on it so remember to download the right one, ;)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
23 Dec 2008 /  #13
Anybody knows what happened with "I'm gonna learn Polish in a month" guy ?
OP helghast 2 | 30  
23 Dec 2008 /  #14
wasnt me. said i was gona learn polish but not in 1month i didnt. i just been learning bits here n there but with some holidays off work im gona focus on it now
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
23 Dec 2008 /  #15
Anybody knows what happened with "I'm gonna learn Polish in a month" guy ?

You mean this thread?

Well, he lost :(

Jul 8, 08, 04:40 Report #1
I've been here since january but I haven't even tried to learn polish, I got too scared. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, I missed out on a 8000.- a month opportunity because I don't speak polish. So now i'm determined to challenge myself and pick up a working knowledge of Polish in 30 days. Plus I feel like a bastard coming here and expecting to get by with english.just The goal is for me to be able to read children's books in Polish within a month. I might ask for help once in a while with translations etc.It can be done!

Aug 18, 08, 18:56 Report #69
oh shit alright guys here's the deal, I chose a bad time to take up this challenge, I went away for a week and a half, and much of my free time otherwise has been taken up with this website I'm making which is killing me because I'm trying to use Flash/php, for which I have no experience. I really wanted to ace this Polish challenge and leave all of you awed and shut-faced, now I just feel like moron, sorry..I will renew this challenge again once I make sure that the month ahead is clear of major happenings.Believe it!

Ignac - | 28  
23 Dec 2008 /  #16
szybciej is faster. szybko is fast.

I have no desire to be stupid. BUT! Here in the States my family, always said prenko for fast. Was this a type of slang?

DUH! Oh yeah.. For slow we were taught to say pomalu????
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Dec 2008 /  #17
prędko is not slang. It refers to speed. Prędkość for example

Think of the expression, 'sooner or later' in Polish. Prędzej czy pózniej

Slow is powoli. Pomalu???
polishgirltx  
23 Dec 2008 /  #18
'sooner or later' in Polish. Prędzej czy pózniej

it'd be 'wcześniej czy później'...
Ignac - | 28  
23 Dec 2008 /  #19
Slow is powoli. Pomalu???

Powoli?? Hmmm, I know pozwoli.. We refer it to ALLOW.
I get the feeling that I would have trouble in Poland with my Honky Polish.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
23 Dec 2008 /  #20
Honky Polish, LOL. Pozwoli is ok, from pozwolić (to permit/let/allow)

Prędzej czy póżniej sorry. This means sooner or later in my interpretation.

Kryzys na rynkach finansowych prędzej czy póżniej musiał wpłynąć na gospodarkę, please translate this then, pgtx

I'd translate it broadly as 'the current financial crisis on the market had to, sooner or later, impact on the economy'.
butterfly - | 4  
24 Dec 2008 /  #21
Slow is powoli. Pomalu???

Slow - wolno, powoli.
Slowly - pomału, powolnie; but actually 'wolno' too.

Seanus:'sooner or later' in Polish. Prędzej czy pózniej

it'd be 'wcześniej czy później'...

And here it doesn't really matter which version you choose. I mean, both are okay, polishgirl.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Dec 2008 /  #22
Yes, both versions are used. In fact, I hear prędzej used more than wcześniej.

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