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Polish Soaps? & They Really do use Rosetta Stone

StaryDom 3 | 16  
15 Jan 2008 /  #1
I saw my cousin over the Christmas break and all of a sudden the guy is fluent in Spanish!!! (Who's to say what "fluent" is, but my native Spanish speaking family memebers are very impressed!) He's in the military and they put him through six months of language school. Six hours a day! Then they sent him to live with a family for two months in some South American country. Very curious about language learning I had lots of questions. First of all, the U.S. military does use The Rosetta Stone, just like thier website claims! Of course they were in class, but the Stone was used a lot. The next thing he mentioned was that there was a "Soap Opera," or "Novella" that they watched. It was written for teaching language and started out with very basic vocabulary. As the months went by, the dialog became more challenging. Has anyone ever heard of such product for learning Polish? If not, anyone know of a good "Soap" to watch?

Six months of intensive language school seems like the norm. I have a friend who is going to Romania as a missonary and she speaks no Romanian. The organization she is working with (Greater European Missions) is putting her through six months of language school when she arrives in Romania. I'm getting the feeling that if I want to speak Polish during this lifetime that I might have to dedicate myself to study for six hours a day for six months. Too bad I have a day job :-(
Lettuce 1 | 23  
15 Jan 2008 /  #2
Someone suggested kids cartoons in Polish to supplement other learning sources, but I couldnt find anything helpful on youtube. It would be nice to know of anything like this soap opera you mentioned if a Polish equivalent exists. As long as it's nothing like Hollyoaks. My fiance watches it all the time and it drives me mental lol!
16 Jan 2008 /  #3
some polish tv soap on tv polonia has english subtitles to it ... M Jak Milosc i think thats how it is spelt ...


gawd .... this show is drival ... some of my siblings watch it .. i cant stand it nor any other soap for that matter on the TV .. all crap .. !
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
16 Jan 2008 /  #4
Find or borrow some DVD's with language options in Polish and English.
16 Jan 2008 /  #5
DVD's with language options in Polish and English

You can usually check on dvds on the back to see if in multi languages some usually get listed if says a few you get Polish as well as an option .. i have happy feet and can watch it in Polish if i wish .. just to name one of top my head ...
Davey 13 | 388  
16 Jan 2008 /  #6
They have South Park in Polish on Youtube or you can try, it might have something
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Jan 2008 /  #7
d .... this show is drival ... some of my siblings watch it .. i cant stand it nor any other soap for that matter on the TV ..

Its great and I never miss it.
osiol 55 | 3,921  
20 Jan 2008 /  #8

I remember when this was new. I only ever saw a couple of minutes.

Someone picked up a phone and called someone else.
You know the kind of split-screen sort of thing they used to have in things like ABBA videos?
Well, the person answering the phone appeared in a box in one corner of the screen.
They chatted away. Maybe it was just for a moment, but the two people talking to eachoter on telephones on the screen actually looked at eachother.

'Hey! How are you in that yellow-outlined box in the corner of the screen?'
'I'm fine, but why do you have 3/4 of the screen and I only get a little box?'
Maybe I haven't recalled the dialogue word-for-word...
... because I was laughing my donkey arse off.
Lettuce 1 | 23  
21 Jan 2008 /  #9
lol its worse when one of them receives a text message - it pops up at the bottom of the screen. cringe.
HAL9009 2 | 323  
24 Jan 2008 /  #10
You can find Polish subtitles at this web site for many current tv programs and also some movies.

They are all directly downloadable.
We can pretend we're studying then by watching something with PL subtitles :)
rog1201 - | 16  
26 Feb 2008 /  #11
Hi I'm new here. You can also download a programme Napiprojekt

You dont have to search a polish subtitles. This programme do it for you:))
If you need any help wirte

(sorry for mistakes):)
slyder 2 | 27  
27 Feb 2008 /  #12
i found midowe lata on youtube. ugh. thanks for those links! "learn" polish AND watch Lost! woo!
rog1201 - | 16  
27 Feb 2008 /  #13

"learn" polish AND watch Lost

to po polsku nazywa się "łączyć przyjemne z pożytecznym" :)

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