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Useful and the most common words in Polish


LCzachor 6 | 68  
30 Dec 2007 /  #1
Hej guys!

My "301 polish verbs" book has arrived and I'm already learning with all my heart :) But as the title says, this book is all about verbs.

May i ask people to post useful words to link verbs? Such as: before, then, when, because, as, but, after, etc....

I know just a few, and i didn't find any on the phorums.... so if you guys would be kind to help me :))))) dzięki
RJ_cdn - | 267  
30 Dec 2007 /  #2
before - przed
then - wtedy
when - kiedy
because - ponieważ
as -jak
but- ale
after - po
where - gdzie
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
30 Dec 2007 /  #3
Nice RJ_cdn :) Thanks

More words are welcome here, if someone has any :)

If someone know.. there is a way to ask things? For example in english: DO/DID/WILL YOU <VERB>?

Can someone put the cases in polish? :) thanks again
telefonitika  
30 Dec 2007 /  #4
My "301 polish verbs" book has arrived and I'm already learning with all my heart :)

glad it arrived .. mines sat on shelf and needs to be re dug out again :)
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
30 Dec 2007 /  #5
I'm starting this list to help everybody who needs it :)

I'm just asking for some pole to answer if I can just choose the word i want the most, or if there are cases to use them... It would also be cool if poles would give examples using those words... So we will make this list bigger and everybody will learn :) (and i have to leaaaarn cause i'm going to poland in june) :D

Thanks!

Conj = conjunction
adv = adverb
prep = preposition
pron = pronoun
art = article

BECAUSE - PONIEWAŻ; DLATEGO; ŻE; BO; GDYŻ; BOWIEM; ALBOWIEM

BUT CONJ - ALE; LECZ; OPRÓCZ; POZA CZYMŚ; ALIŚCI; ŻEBY NIE
------ADV - TYLKO; ZALEDWIE; JEDNAK

WHERE - GDZIE; TAM GDZIE; DOKĄD

AS ADV - RÓWNIE; CO; JAK; JAKO
----CONJ - SKORO; ACZ; BO; ACZKOLWIEK; JAK; GDY; KIEDY
----PREP - ZA
----PRON - KTÓRY

A ART - PRZEDIMEK NIEOKREŚLONY PRZED RZECZOWNIKAMI; JAKIŚ; PEWIEN; NIEJAKI; WSZYSCY; ANI JEDEN; JEDNAKOWY; JEDYNY; ZA; OD; NAD
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Dec 2007 /  #6
My "301 polish verbs" book has arrived and I'm already learning with all my heart :) But as the title says, this book is all about verbs.

Why would you expect a verb book to teach you to spweak Piolish? A word that does come before verbs is aż.
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
31 Dec 2007 /  #7
Because verbs are the main word of every phrase... And when you know how to conjugate verbs, everything becomes easy.... Plus i have a polish gf and some friends from polska and PF to help me... So i don't need much more than a book filled with verbs...................... if people from the forum would help me.............. i hope :)
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Dec 2007 /  #8
Words such as dlaczego, po and co have nothing whatsoever to do with the actions of the verb. Sitting and learning 301 Polish verbs will teach you nothing at all.
rafik 18 | 589  
31 Dec 2007 /  #9
Sitting and learning 301 Polish verbs will teach you nothing at all.

this is something good to start off with.i began learning english by translating and memorising words from a newspaper.good luck lczachor
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Dec 2007 /  #10
Talk about making life hard for yourself. What on God's earth is the point of people asking how to say 'Happy New Year' in Polish when they can not even pronounce the letters? Similarly, what is the point of looking at pages and pages of verb formations if you can not even repeat the first fifteen letters of the polish alphabet. People often make the mistake of believing that bey spending lots of money, they will somehow be able to skip the hard work element for themselves. Edisson once said that it is 'one per cent inspiration and ninety nine per cent perspiration'. A good motto and some on this forum should learn from these words.
moonsa 4 | 28  
31 Dec 2007 /  #11
it's a really nice opinion that anyone suggest a useful word here and everyone can use it to improve his polish. i like it!!!!!
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Dec 2007 /  #12
Why not look through a dictionary, there are thousands of words to look at for free.
Davey 13 | 388  
31 Dec 2007 /  #13
What on God's earth is the point of people asking how to say 'Happy New Year' in Polish when they can not even pronounce the letters? Similarly, what is the point of looking at pages and pages of verb formations if you can not even repeat the first fifteen letters of the polish alphabet.

It's so true. It isn't going to help you memorizing noun/adj endings, pronounce anything, speak better..........
However, if you have another reference book that teaches grammar, it would probably be really useful to you.
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
31 Dec 2007 /  #14
Michal wrote: What on God's earth is the point of people asking how to say 'Happy New Year' in Polish when they can not even pronounce the letters? Similarly, what is the point of looking at pages and pages of verb formations if you can not even repeat the first fifteen letters of the polish alphabet.

Michal... you are just mistaken... I know how to pronounce things in polish cause i have online classes to correct my way of saying... So far, i'm able to sing musics from Feel, Monika Brodka, £zy...

I don`t want to be rude... but i'm trying to make a list of helpful words to help everybody who looks for something in polish... if you don't want to help, don't mess up with it... thanks

Btw... if the person cannot spell words in polish, then it's their problem... But i can and i'm asking for help (since i just have got this verbs book), and as far as i know, there are lots of ways to use each word... Just like finnish...
Michal - | 1,865  
31 Dec 2007 /  #15
ichal... you are just mistaken... I know how to pronounce things in polish cause i have online classes to correct my way of saying... So far, i'm able to sing musics from Feel, Monika Brodka, £zy...

I was not reffering to you, it was just a general comment.
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
31 Dec 2007 /  #16
Okej :) Feel free to give examples, or just help with the list :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Dec 2007 /  #17
Uzyteczny means useful, isn't that useful? I thought it was useful, wait, it is useful
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
31 Dec 2007 /  #18
haha absolutely :)
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Jan 2008 /  #19
Uzyteczny means useful, isn't that useful?

No, it is not very useful at all. The usual word for useful is przedatny.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
1 Jan 2008 /  #20
The usual word for useful is przedatny.

There is no such word in the Polish language.
Previous translation (by Seanus) is correct though.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
1 Jan 2008 /  #21
There is no such word in the Polish language.

There is, if only Michał could get his spelling right. [przydatny]
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
1 Jan 2008 /  #22
Well, bottom line, there is no word "przedatny" in Polish :)
OP LCzachor 6 | 68  
1 Jan 2008 /  #23
Pooooooooles! Please give examples with those words listed above :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Jan 2008 /  #24
U can use either przydatny or uzyteczny, do u use Polish every day Michał? They are effectively synonyms. Other useful words, chodz tu, the Poles use it a lot and it means come here. Przeczysz is another favourite, it means sth like however
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
1 Jan 2008 /  #25
Przeczysz

Did you mean "przecież" ?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Jan 2008 /  #26
Aha, przeciez, that's it.
moonsa 4 | 28  
2 Jan 2008 /  #27
what does czyli means?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jan 2008 /  #28
Czyli is sth like so. It doesn't translate exactly to so but it's very close to that
RJ_cdn - | 267  
2 Jan 2008 /  #29
what does czyli means?

in other words
or
that is to say
or
that is (i.e.)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jan 2008 /  #30
As to LCzachor's last posting with regards to the A article, I have to disagree. U mustn't translate the A article into Polish as they don't use articles. I've taught the finer points of the indefinite articles and u can't translate them. For example, jestem nauczycielem, I am a teacher, where do any of ur listed words fit in? They don't. Polish works it out from the context

Raczej is also useful, it means rather.

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