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Terms for greetings in Polish

5 Feb 2007 /  #1
I was wondering if there were any slang to describe a greeting to friends. For example,
what's up bro/girl?
How is it going partner?
What's crackin dude?
Are you chillin?

It is hard to explain but some informal greetings would be better than the old boring jak siÄ™ masz. Can anyone help?
daffy 23 | 1,508  
5 Feb 2007 /  #3
now, how do you 'pronouce' that :)
5 Feb 2007 /  #4
Siema kolo

shema colo

How is it going

Jak leci= yak lechee
Gustaw - | 9  
23 Feb 2007 /  #5
'Co tam?' / 'Jak tam?' (Tsaw tahm/Yak tahm - how stupid it looks... :))
Means 'Wazzup'. :)

Tlum 10 | 156  
26 Feb 2007 /  #7
Co slychac?
learning 16 | 72  
3 Mar 2008 /  #8
Merged: Saying hello, greeting between Polish people

I have a question.

Do Polish people think it is rude for you to greet them if they are in the middle of something (such as writing something, reading, etc)? Is it polite to first make eye contact then greet, or greet as soon as you see them [even if they haven't seen you]?

I know in some cultures, it is rude to greet someone when the person is busy or doing something.
Mali - | 300  
3 Mar 2008 /  #9
I don't know, I think it depends on the person and the importance of what they're doing. Some people will get annoyed, some won't be bothered at all. Probably the same as any other European culture. We're not that different!
learning 16 | 72  
3 Mar 2008 /  #10
Ok, so there is no set "courtesy" in Polish for greetings... I know if I come and say hi to my dad if he is like talking to people he'll get upset...

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