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Polish Language Pronunciation - Example Words and Phrases


Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Jun 2007 /  #121
polishforums.com/you_pronounce_last_part_number-18_9411_0.html#msg152504
xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
9 Jun 2007 /  #122
i have 3 seperate 3's through the number. Would have a telephone number with loads of the hardest one to say.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
9 Jun 2007 /  #123
Pronounce them as single numbers. It will be OK
xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
9 Jun 2007 /  #124
Pronounce them as single numbers

Thats the problem i cant pronounce the word i'm really struggling with it.

I've got it on my i pod and i listen to it over and over but i can't get it. >:-(
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
9 Jun 2007 /  #125
lisa,

yeden, dwa, t-shi, ch-stairy, pea-en-ch, sh-es-ch, she-ed-em, osh-em, dz-ev-inch, dz-esh-inch.

3 = you have to put 't' from tug in front of 'shi' from ship.
xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
9 Jun 2007 /  #126
easier done then said lol

i can do the rest with no probs it's just the 3

thanks wroclaw
Jagna - | 26  
10 Jun 2007 /  #127
some people pronounce it same like "czy" word...if that could help, it sound funny though :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
10 Jun 2007 /  #128
i just say chi as in tai chi and people tend to understand if i also hold up 3 fingers at the same time... some times if i am feeling confident i add a t sound at the front... and hold up 3 fingers... it always seems to work... especially if i am ordering beer and have two friends next to me...

hope this helps
TheKruk 3 | 308  
10 Jun 2007 /  #129
I have been trying for 3(trzy) years people understand but always laugh when I say that and czesc! you know "hello" I don't know if I spelt it right. Its maddening because to me I am saying it right.
AngielskiOrzel  
29 Jun 2007 /  #130
Wojciech

Wojtek i would use as a pet name to a close friend or child, although my family pronounce the name voj-chek, i have also heard both???? good point dude
Davey 13 | 388  
30 Jun 2007 /  #131
Merged: Pronounce Się

I pretty much get the point/meaning of się but I am still somewhat confused. I know it's used with some verbs, I am wondering does it just modify the verb or change the meaning totally?(ex ludzic, ludzic sie)

Also besides using it with verbs, where else would it be appropriate?
thanks=)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
30 Jun 2007 /  #132
(ex ludzic, ludzic sie)

In this case without się It doesn't make much sense.
Davey 13 | 388  
30 Jun 2007 /  #133
czy ktos z forum zna odpowiedz na moje pytanie?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
30 Jun 2007 /  #134
It's a bit like myself/yourself etc. in English, but somehow more often used in Polish.
MADNAI - | 7  
30 Jun 2007 /  #135
"się" in polish language kept a rule like "onself"
myself (ja się) pomyliłe/m się
youself (ty się) pomyliłe/ś się

himself (on się) pomylił się
herself (ona się) pomylił/a się
itself (ono się) pomylił/o się

ourselves (my się) pomylili/śmy się
Yourselves (wy się) pomylili/ście się
themselves (oni się) pomylili się
............. (one się) pomyli(ły) się

simple form always "SIĘ"
też mialem z tym problem kiedyś (i was problem with that in past)
Davey 13 | 388  
30 Jun 2007 /  #137
It is hard to translate się into "oneself" literally because it doesnt always portray the true meaning.
Laurel 1 | 18  
6 Jul 2007 /  #138
Wojciech

I've always just pronounced it Voy - check, bit wrong I suppose lol.
Michal - | 1,865  
9 Jul 2007 /  #139
It comes from the reflexive pronoun siebie, which comes from the Russian siebja. Ja mowie do siebie-I am talking to myself for example. Sometimes though, verbs in Polish must be reflexive even though they are not in English. For example, ja zastanawiam sie, I am wondering...
german_siema  
17 Jul 2007 /  #140
Merged: some help with pronounce c z cz dz sz....

i want to learn polish and so i started listening to polish songs...so i read the lyrics, but for me as just someone who learned all the things from speaking them, its difficult to find out how to pronounce those letters( c, cz, dz, z, s, sz, a, e). the e and the a with this thing under them...:) i would be very happy if someone could help with this problem and tell me how to say it...

thank you
Wyspianska  
17 Jul 2007 /  #141
If u have got skype i can tell u how it sounds. Haha, i already ask u about it.
german_siema  
17 Jul 2007 /  #142
im sorry i dont have skype...couldnt you just kind of write it?
Wyspianska  
17 Jul 2007 /  #143
I dont know how:D
I can record it for u and send via email if u want. But right now im not at home. I think i should be back this week, if not, around 10 August. If u wont find any help since that day, just write me ;)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Jul 2007 /  #144
Maybe this will help: members.fortunecity.com/john_deere/Polish2.html
german_siema  
17 Jul 2007 /  #145
thank you that looks like something that helps:)
you are so great thankssssss alot:)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Jul 2007 /  #146
No problem. You'll find a lot of tips here in this Grammar & Pronunciation area. Enjoy!!
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Jul 2007 /  #147
I would have thought that a local library would be able to lend you a book of the sounds and basics of Polish. There is a free download service to I think that it is called byte.com or something similar. Type in basic free Polish Language courses on line and it is bound to come up. Learning songs seems to be too difficult a way of learning a language from scratch, especially if you do not know even the basics.
german_siema  
17 Jul 2007 /  #148
i also learned turkish by talkin to my friends and listening to songs:) and it works pretty well. but you're right it shouldn't be the only thing you do to learn a language and so i read a lot and talk with my friends.so don't worry:D
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Jul 2007 /  #149
German, Polish and Turkish are phonetic languages, to an extent, and I would have thought that the printed page would be of help. How did you get on with Turkish? The words seem so easy in their dictionary form but the grammar of verbs is not so simple adding bits in the middle, rather like German.
Wyspianska  
17 Jul 2007 /  #150
Im teaching polish over skype;)
I have even some praepared exercises and so on:D
Haha, im not joking!
And all is free ^^

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