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Polish Language Pronunciation - Example Words and Phrases

25 Nov 2006 /  #1
How to pronounce "Małgorzata" and "Małgosia"?

Can you tell me how to pronounce both of those names with correct Polish pronunciation?


Ignorant American... :(
Syrena_04 2 | 88  
25 Nov 2006 /  #2
"Małgorzata" and "Małgosia"

Can you tell me how to pronounce both of those names with correct Polish pronunciation?

Hi Blissfl,

I am taking Polish lessons and I will attempt an answer but I am hoping that Krysia or another Polish speaker has a chance to correct me if I'm wrong. Using English as a comparison:

Małgorzata = Mau-go-ja-ta (Mau pronounced like the Mau in Maui)

Małgosia = Mau-go-sha
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
25 Nov 2006 /  #3
Mau gosh a

Mau gorz atta
OP Blissfl  
25 Nov 2006 /  #4
Thanks!!! I appreciate your help...

I would hate to butcher someone's name... that is never good.
Syrena as gues  
26 Nov 2006 /  #5
The 'rz' in Małgorzata is pronounced like the 'j' in Jason but without the 'd' sound. More like the French 'j'.
OP Blissfl  
28 Nov 2006 /  #6

Is the Gosh pronounced like gosh or more like gauche?

28 Feb 2007 /  #7
Merged:Jak się masz (pronunciation)

help with pronunciation pls...

Jak tam
Jak się masz
Nie rozumiem
Naucz mnie polskiego
Zawsze zostaniemy przyjaciółmi

RazZ 1 | 180  
28 Feb 2007 /  #8

U can write a word or a Phrase in polish and it will read it for you in polish I think it's a good help
28 Feb 2007 /  #9

WOW!!! thanks a lot!!! this is really a big help RazZ... :)
6 Mar 2007 /  #10
Merged: How do yo pronounce the name Zdzislaw?

I have a friend of Polish extraction who has Zdzislaw as his middle name, and he refuses to tell us how it is pronounced. Can Anyone help?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
6 Mar 2007 /  #11
and he refuses to tell us how it is pronounced.

Maybe he doesn't know :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
6 Mar 2007 /  #12
thats what i was thinking... :)
7 Mar 2007 /  #13
Maybe he doesn't know

That could be true. So can you help me/us out?
7 Mar 2007 /  #14

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7 Mar 2007 /  #15
Cheers for your help, it's much appreciated!
Bev07 4 | 12  
21 Apr 2007 /  #16
Merged: Lodz, zloty - Pronunciation help

1. Lodz - I'm moving there at the end of the summer and don't even know how to pronounce it! I thought it was pronounced as it looks, L-o-d-z, but then heard someone pronounce it like the word "wood" but with a 'ch' at the end...."Wooch." Is that correct?

2. zloty - Hopefully I've spelled that correctly? Is the "L" pronounced with a "w" sound? And if zloty is like dollars in the U.S., and pounds in the U.K.....then what is the Polish word for cents (US)/pence (UK)?

3. I think the letter "L" has a "W" sound. Are there other letters of the alphabet that have similar variations?

4. I know a little German (ein bischen Deutsch). Will that be at all useful to me in Poland?

5. Electronic translators....has anyone used one of these? I'm thinking of getting one for my year there. At my age I think I might need any extra help I could get since I want to be out and amongst the local people.

Thank you!
21 Apr 2007 /  #17
łódź is pronounced woodge h t t p:// take the spaces out this tells you about the area etc

złoty no the currency in poland in nothing like the UK or US bev07 its completely different
h t t p://

i would go to wikipedia and research more about the country and the currency prior to obviously moving there be a good idea otherwise you will get a bit confused and puzzled by things

h t t p://

i would suggest you learn polish to be honest if you intend on living there .. by my accounts german is hardly spoken .. english is amongst the younger generation but polish is the national language and it would be advised to learn it.

i would invest in a good polish phrasebook like the lonely planets one that has pronouncation in and things be better than having an electronic thing in your hand
Bev07 4 | 12  
22 Apr 2007 /  #18
Telefonitika...thanks for the helpful website links. I'm enjoying reading them and I feel they will be helpful in preparing us for our stay there. I'll try to learn to speak some Polish. It looks quite difficult but I think local people appreciate it when one makes a effort to communicate in their language.
7 May 2007 /  #19
Pronunciation of Jak sie masz

How do you pronounce

"Jak sie masz?"

Any help is appreciated!
7 May 2007 /  #20
jak sie masz

= yak she mash! simple!

i do wish people before posting would read other threads in the grammar and pronunication section as most of the how do you pronounce is already in the threads there!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 May 2007 /  #21
If I may

yak she um mash
porta 18 | 297  
17 Jul 2007 /  #22
Merged:How do i pronunce "Agnieszka" name?

The name is Agnieszka
porta 18 | 297  
17 Jul 2007 /  #24
Thanks :)
jkirkwood 1 | 14  
25 Aug 2007 /  #26
Merged:Pronunciation of 'lunch''

I came across the word 'lunch' while reading Polish, and wondered if you pronounce it according to Polish rules of pronunciation. It seems to me that this wouldn't be a very pleasant word to say if this is the case. Or do you pronounce it as in English? Or neither?

25 Aug 2007 /  #27
like in english
I have a question too. Maybe it sounds silly but i never know how to pronounce "rarely". My tounge just getting crazy:D
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
25 Aug 2007 /  #28

r [as in rabbit[, air, lee/lea/ly
25 Aug 2007 /  #29
Ah, thx W :)
It isnt so hard
jkirkwood 1 | 14  
25 Aug 2007 /  #30
Thanks wsypianska, that's cleared that up.
And about 'rarely', I don't think you're the only one! I've a Polish friend who kept messing that up until I told him its just two syllables, like Wroclaw wrote. Its just the spelling that puts you off.

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