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Boyfriend wants to move us to Poland but I don't speak Polish.


sweet_g 4 | 79  
8 Apr 2009 /  #1
we are in love and dont care what most people think lol. Yeah im asian and i get the wierd looks from the public. My bf would like us to move to Poland, only if i wanted to. First i am going for holiday. Would like to know is it hard to live in Poland if i can't speak Polish? I also want to study in cosmetician. Can this be a problem for a foreigner?
MarcinK - | 36  
10 Apr 2009 /  #2
is it hard to live in Poland if i can't speak Polish?

Yup, but that's if you didn't have a boyfriend to translate for you, since you do, no, it's not hard.

Can this be a problem for a foreigner?

Depends what region and what city your going to go to. Some regions, like where my family lives, have never seen a black person, in their whole lives.
pgtx 30 | 3,156  
10 Apr 2009 /  #3
but that's if you didn't have a boyfriend to translate for you, since you do, no, it's not hard.

he won't be always around her to translate... she'll eventually have to learn the language... and it's easier if you live in PL to do so...
Krisha 2 | 21  
10 Apr 2009 /  #4
im moving to poland with my boyfriend, and I am learning the language.

If your going to live in a country then i think you should at least try to learn the language.

I live in australia currently and it really annoys me when people LIVE here and do not speak english.

A holiday is a different story.

If your going to live there wouldn't you want to be able to speak or at least try???
MarcinK - | 36  
10 Apr 2009 /  #5
he won't be always around her to translate

I know.

she'll eventually have to learn the language

Obviously, but that's only if she stays.
plk123 8 | 4,148  
10 Apr 2009 /  #6
black person,

she's asian.
joland 4 | 86  
10 Apr 2009 /  #7
dont worry, polish is not the hardest language in the world. because there is always Chinese.

Polish probably is the second hardest language in the world...:)
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
10 Apr 2009 /  #8
Polish probably is the second hardest language in the world...:)

oh cmon, everybody says that. how about HUngarian? Welsh? Japanese? Thai? etc etc
joland 4 | 86  
10 Apr 2009 /  #9
oh Hungarian is incomparably much easier then Polish

How many types of u and c and z are there in polish?

Oh, just 4 types of each ? And how do you read them? It;s just insane,
and i'm in Poland for 6 full years now...
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
10 Apr 2009 /  #10
How many types of u and c and z are there in polish?

Oh, just 4 types of each ? And how do you read them? It;s just insane

is that all you are complaining about? Cmon say something in Hungarian for us
joland 4 | 86  
10 Apr 2009 /  #11
joland:
Polish probably is the second hardest language in the world...:)
oh cmon, everybody says that.

if everybody is saying that, probably it is not just the whole world really stupid
and insane, right?;)
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
10 Apr 2009 /  #12
I MEant everybody says that either about their own language or the one they are finding too hard to learn.
For example Greeks will tell you that Greek is the hardest.
Krisha 2 | 21  
11 Apr 2009 /  #13
polish is in the top 5 languages difficult to learn

1. Basque
2. Hungarian
3. Chinese
4. Polish
5. Japanese
6. Russian
7. German
8. Korean
9. English
10. Swahili
MarcinK - | 36  
11 Apr 2009 /  #14
she's asian.

I know.
joland 4 | 86  
11 Apr 2009 /  #15
polish is in the top 5 languages difficult to learn

1. Basque
2. Hungarian
3. Chinese
4. Polish
5. Japanese
6. Russian
7. German
8. Korean
9. English
10. Swahili

Who made this top ? :))

No way that Hungarian is more difficult than Chinese !!
And English... come on, English is much easier than Dutch or Estonian or Serbian
or Ukrainian anytime of the day !!
Filios1 8 | 1,343  
11 Apr 2009 /  #16
For example Greeks will tell you that Greek is the hardest.

You have a thing for Greek's, don't you? ; )
F15guy 1 | 160  
11 Apr 2009 /  #17
If you're under 10 years old, any language is easy. Your mind absorbs it; you're not afraid of making a fool of yourself as you speak. Over 20, they're all hard.

Sweet_g: You must learn the language or you're asking for big trouble. First, you'll be terribly isolated. Second, you'll have a hard time getting a job. Third, you're totally dependent upon your boyfriend.
joland 4 | 86  
13 Apr 2009 /  #18
Polish was declared THE SINGLE MOST DIFFICULT TO LEARN LANGUAGE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
OP sweet_g 4 | 79  
20 Apr 2009 /  #19
hi all, i am learning the language. Its just so hard to understand when someone speaks polish really fast. Yeah im asian, fair skin, not black lol. Gorzupia? Anyone live there?
Krisha 2 | 21  
21 Apr 2009 /  #20
yeah the language is hard... and omg, i watched a movie the otherday with my boyfriend and the future mother in law.... talk about FAST talking. The whole thing went right over the top of my head

Congrats for giving it a go!!
joland 4 | 86  
21 Apr 2009 /  #21
Polish was declared to be the HARDEST language in the whole world. Are you sure ?:)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
21 Apr 2009 /  #22
Chinese is harder.
i thought Polish was easier than english because you read how it's written.
poli - | 9  
26 Apr 2009 /  #23
1. Basque
2. Hungarian
3. Chinese
4. Polish
5. Japanese
6. Russian
7. German
8. Korean
9. English
10. Swahili

come on, for who? It depends on the native language of a person, eg. for me Russian nad Ukrainian are the easiest, for Chinese - Japanese wouldn't be a problem, I think. It's also a case of an alphabet, the language group, and presonal interests. Hungarian may be as well difficult as Chinese for Europeans, as Hungarian it a Uralic language, not related to any other European language. For those otside Europe - Polish, Russian, Ukrainian may be hard. English is now the international language, it's spoken everywhere so most at least understand it.
Cardno85 31 | 976  
26 Apr 2009 /  #24
I am actually finding Polish easier to learn than Gaelic...but then Polish is a language which, even in a small town in Scotland, I use every day. Gaelic I only would use if I turn on the BBC at the wrong time, want to pronounce a certain whisky properly or want to live in the outer hebrides (and really, who wants to do that?).
Pani_Polska - | 89  
27 Apr 2009 /  #25
I also want to study in cosmetician. Can this be a problem for a foreigner?

Here is my suggestion for you, study to be a cosmetician in whatever country you currently reside. Get your license and then if you move to Poland, enroll in a Polish for foreigners class. (unless for some reason you can't practice cosmotology in Poland with a license from UK...I wouldnt know anything about that) They have these classes I know in many cities, Krakow and Warsaw especially. (UJ and UW for sure) I know of some private tutors in Krakow (have not used them but know about them) if you will be in that area. I suggest highly to take a course and learn survival Polish, the rest will come later... You'll be immersed in it so you'll pick it up relatively quick. I suggest to visit first and then give it careful thought. Best of luck!!

polish is in the top 5 languages difficult to learn

1. Basque
2. Hungarian
3. Chinese
4. Polish
5. Japanese
6. Russian
7. German
8. Korean
9. English
10. Swahili

Who decided this list?? Anyone here ever try to learn Georgian? I think it should be on the list but I didn't write it.. I have no idea who did but I think its very relative depending on what language is your native language.
OP sweet_g 4 | 79  
27 Apr 2009 /  #26
i have previous qualification in cosmetic and therapy, i should be able to study, i have a licence, passport. I just need to learn the language. Just finishing college in 5 weeks, not long til i do go to Poland. Im not looking to spend the rest of my life there, i will be returning to the Uk.

Need to take time out for a bit, get my mind off things.
Krisha 2 | 21  
28 Apr 2009 /  #27
I got the list of the internet. under someones phd on linguistics. may or may not be accurate but it was up to date. :)

It is based on rules of conduct. Of course if I was fluent in Hungarian polish would be a piece of cake, however as general ways of rules and learning it is in the top 5. I think its a complicated language but once you understand it is very well structured.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
28 Apr 2009 /  #28
i have previous qualification in cosmetic and therapy, i should be able to study, i have a licence, passport. I just need to learn the language. Just finishing college in 5 weeks, not long til i do go to Poland

Well, sounds like you are all set! In any major city you should definitely be able to find Polish-language courses for foreigners, it should help.. Total immersion is definitely the best way to learn a language so you should get along alright :) Good luck!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
28 Apr 2009 /  #29
From my experience, day-to-day life using a foreign language isn't as bad as being in a relationship with a language barrier. I find working with Poles, going on holiday to Poland or even playing in the back yard with Polish kids far easier than dealing with the kind of communication it takes between a couple to make a relationship work.

Anyway, you're young and intelligent and will learn fast.
Shawn_H  
28 Apr 2009 /  #30
Anyway, you're young and intelligent and will learn fast.

Sage advice, Osiol.

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