These are Germanic languages though - from the Same family as English. I speak a couple of languages, and can honestly say that Swedish was the easiest language for me (native English speaker) to master very quickly.
Yes, I know. My mom had some trouble learning Swedish when she first came here during Stan Wojenny. I on the other hand, grew up bi-lungual so I've never gave it much thought. But I can imagine learning a germanic language is difficult for a slav. It goes the other way around as well, although I have a Swedish friend who can recite W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie
and other Brzechwa-poems like a lean-mean-Polish-speaking-machine ;)
Concidering the amount of American culture (movies, music etc..) in Poland (and all of Europe) available I'm surprised everyone don't speak "Poglish" at all times.From Wikipedia:
The most common phenomenon is the Polonization of English words. Instead of saying (in English), "A cop gave me a ticket on the highway,"
or (in standard Polish), "Policjant dał mi mandat na autostradzie,"
a Polonian might say (in Poglish), "Kapy dały mi tikieta na hajłeju."