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Do Poles speak English?


xixichibozhu 4 | 12  
4 May 2008 /  #1
I surfed on the Internet and many Chinese in Poland said that few poles speak English.Oh~~~~My God~~~~

I can only speak English. Though i am hard learning Poland language, it's impossible for me to communicate with poles.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 May 2008 /  #2
Do Poles speak English? Does a bear sh*t in the woods?
Polson 5 | 1,771  
4 May 2008 /  #3
They do speak English... At least young people, cause they learn it at school (+ another language like German, French, Spanish, Russian, etc.) :)
OP xixichibozhu 4 | 12  
4 May 2008 /  #4
Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

what does sh*t mean? Sorry, i am not familiar with this kind of English. Forgive my stupid question.....

Do you mean poles speak English? That's great!
Leeloo - | 5  
4 May 2008 /  #5
That is definitely true that they do, I work in the company where peopole do speak at least one language!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 May 2008 /  #6
Many Poles speak English but not as well as many other European countries like the Scandinavian ones, Germany, Belgium, Holland etc etc
Polson 5 | 1,771  
4 May 2008 /  #7
I work in the company where peopole do speak at least one language!

Polish ?... ^^ LoL

Do you mean poles speak English?

Maybe not older people, but young Poles learn it at school, so yeah you'll find persons speaking English in Poland ;)

Hey, Seanus is back !...

not as well as many other European countries like the Scandinavian ones, Germany, Belgium, Holland etc

Yeah, Germanic countries...maybe because English is a Germanic language :)
OP xixichibozhu 4 | 12  
4 May 2008 /  #8
Many Poles speak English but not as well as many other European countries like the Scandinavian ones, Germany, Belgium, Holland etc etc

i heard that languages in European countries like polish, germany, are similar with each other, just like dialects. Is that true? Do poles who have never learned Germany understand it?
Leeloo - | 5  
4 May 2008 /  #9
well not Polish, how many languages you know?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 May 2008 /  #10
I had the day off yesterday :) The French are quite good at English too :)
Polson 5 | 1,771  
4 May 2008 /  #11
Do poles who have never learned Germany understand it?

Noo ! ^^ Polish is west-slavic language, German is a Germanic language :)

well not Polish, how many languages you know?

Me, hum...maybe 3, 4 or 5... well, depends on what you mean by "know" :)

The French are quite good at English too :)

Please............... Have you ever heard a French dude speaking English ? :)
OP xixichibozhu 4 | 12  
4 May 2008 /  #12
Chinese people usually have difficulty understanding different dialects in China. For example, Shanghai dialect is hard to understand, as well as cantonese.
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
4 May 2008 /  #13
have difficulty understanding different dialects in China.

Polish and German are not considered dialects but are languages although they do come from Indo European linguistic group of languages.( latin alphabet, )
They share some similarities in grammatical structures and sometimes in vocabulary but they sound even more different than the Shanghai dialect would sound to someone speaking Mandarin .

Cantonese and Mandarin would be like German and Polish.

If you speak English, no problem in big cities( no warrantee in the country side and with old people like everywhere else) in Poland and among the youth.

The Polish speak English but the English seldom speak Polish!

In Europe the English are lucky because everybody speaks their language, for them it is something obvious. ( English is definitely easier than Polish too!)
Guest  
5 May 2008 /  #14
hi,i am the cantonese which was in poland when 3 mouth before
so young people there speak english
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
5 May 2008 /  #15
Well, OK, many of the French I've heard have lived in England for some time. What's wrong with their English?
plk123 8 | 4,150  
5 May 2008 /  #16
nah, not one pole on here speaks any english. wtf???
Lori 4 | 118  
5 May 2008 /  #17
Let's be more polite, please. Yes, many people in Poland speak English. I find when I'm polite even more people speak will speak English with me. I've been to Poland four times as a volunteer to help teach English to school children and will be going back the 5th time.
chinczyk - | 32  
24 Oct 2008 /  #19
well,let me tell you what i know,my compatriot.i have one nice polish friend,she is only 17,but she is fluent in both english and russian.gosh,she even can speak some chinese more than ni hao and zai jian:)))))))which suprised me a lot:D

i think it can reflect the fact that many polish people do speak english:)))

by the way,i think u have already come back,so,how is your trip there?it must be a nice experience

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