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Polish Language Pronunciation - Example Words and Phrases


krysia 23 | 3,057  
20 Oct 2007 /  #181
Yes, the w is pronounced as v.
kawa, kawe, kawy.
Phylan78 2 | 7  
20 Oct 2007 /  #182
Thanks, djenkuje Krysia!...

Does anyone know how to ask for " A decaffinated capucchino please" Would really impress !
Snow Queen - | 10  
20 Oct 2007 /  #183
I figured out coffee but keep ending up with milk in it. How can ask for black coffee. I have trouble recognising the word milk when I'm offered coffee.
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Oct 2007 /  #184
bezkofeinowa
gościówa  
20 Oct 2007 /  #185
Phylan - "Poproszę bezkofeinowe capuchino."
Snow Queen - milk = mleko. However, coffee with milk is default, so you need to say you want your coffee to be black.
Lisirra - | 2  
24 Oct 2007 /  #186
Merged: Need Help with "urozmaicania" Word Pronunciation and Meaning

Could someone help me with the pronunciation and meaning of:

urozmaicania

Looked the word up online and it says the meaning is diversify but can you expand upon that? Its origins? How it is used?

I do not speak Polish.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
24 Oct 2007 /  #187
oo - roz - ma- eats - enya.

Diversity....variety
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
24 Oct 2007 /  #188
the base word is "rozmaity" meaning diverse.
urozmaicania is somewhat equivalent to a diversifying

Best if you post the complete sentence, as "urozmaicania" if an inflected form of "urozmaicanie"
Lisirra - | 2  
24 Oct 2007 /  #189
Thank you so much! I didn't have a whole sentence, just the one word. But what you both posted was most helpful.
Michal - | 1,865  
25 Oct 2007 /  #190
urozmaicania

It simply comes from the very urozmaicic, which means change or variety.
Roberto1 - | 2  
27 Oct 2007 /  #191
Merged: pronounce the word for baby/child - dziecko?

How do you pronounce the word for baby/child - dziecko?

Thanks
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Oct 2007 /  #192
j (as in jam) plus e (as the 'e' in get) plus ts (as in gets) plus ko, thus dziecko. The final 'o' is a short o like the o in concrete not an open 'o' in the word 'so' for example.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
29 Oct 2007 /  #194
what the admin showed ot me (and to tothers who noticed):

ivosoftware.com/ivonaonline.php
Jennifer - | 1  
30 Oct 2007 /  #195
Merged: Pronunciation of "buzi"

What is the correct pronunciation of buzi. I have heard it several ways. Does it depend on dialect?
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Oct 2007 /  #198
boo plus s (as the s in leisure) plus long e (as in see).
nauczyciel  
13 Nov 2007 /  #199
dziecko?

jetsko
Dawidusiek  
14 Nov 2007 /  #200
I thought baby was 'Niemowlęta'
kochanie 3 | 58  
15 Nov 2007 /  #201
oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

This is an amazing website for learners who have trouble pronouncing words they read on screen. I've found it very useful!
glennk - | 4  
20 Nov 2007 /  #202
Merged: Need KONISZEWSKI name pronunciation.

I'm planning to restore my Polish last name in a few weeks and have been asked by the Judge to determine how I want it pronounced. Sadly, i've got an idea....but am unsure how to phonetically pronounce it.

KONISZEWSKI

I've heard it pronounced K-oon-eeh-ch-ev-ski
krysia 23 | 3,057  
20 Nov 2007 /  #203
koe-knee-shev-ski
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Nov 2007 /  #204
kon-ee-shEfskee the ee being like the long e sound in see and the stress would fall on the large E which I have written in a large letter.
kochanie 3 | 58  
20 Nov 2007 /  #205
oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal
This website is an absolute godsend :)
telefonitika  
20 Nov 2007 /  #206
kochanie

just took a gander ha ha love the woman looks like a news reader for the BBC lol
kochanie 3 | 58  
20 Nov 2007 /  #207
She does! The man looks like he's wearing make-up as well. It's as entertaining as it is useful hehe :)
Kashubiantyke - | 1  
21 Nov 2007 /  #208
Good luck with the name change. I did it 30 years ago when a student. It was like dropping a mask. Now finally attempting to learn the language!

Best wishes
JS
glennk - | 4  
21 Nov 2007 /  #209
Thanks to everyone! I've got my appointment next week to meet with the presiding judge to discuss why I want to change my name. After that, I just have to wait for the "law" to review my request.

kochanie, that is the BEST website ever!
kochanie 3 | 58  
21 Nov 2007 /  #210
glad you've found it useful! :)

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