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learning   
16 Apr 2008
Language / in Polish slang, what is the difference between Siema and Siemka? [64]

ok so aside from all this...

Justysia is an alternate diminutive of Justyna other than Justynka?

Just to clarify? And would calling someone this, be like talking to 5 year olds, or is it still endearing, lets say to a friend?
learning   
8 Apr 2008
Life / The Polish Wedding - What is it Like in Poland? [338]

I am curious however... these weddings go on for days, but do people go home and then come back and party some more or does it last continually for 2 days? Sounds like a lot of fun.
learning   
2 Apr 2008
Polonia / Ever been to Sweden? [185]

Do they have a lot of SAABs there? I want a Saab even more than a BMW or Mercedes lol I dont know why.
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

Is this absence of a/the only in Polish or in other Slavic languages as well? I wonder how a/the couldn't be used!?

**in culture shock** not really..
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

To nie JAKIś Elvis, ale TEN Elvis.

What does that mean in literal terms?

learning wrote:
I was trying to see if there was a way to say it without using any specific adjectives

but that brings you back to the first reply... we just don't speak like that in Polish :)

When I meant specific, I meant some kind of a word that defines something among the same group as different or special..
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

yeah, like here in south London, we would say "that man's big, u get me?"... because they are THE man. ;)

Ok that is definitely not what I meant. Lol
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

Hm.. I'm not sure if that is the correct meaning of what I was trying to say.

I'm trying to bring out the superiority/exception/uniqueness of one thing compared to many of the same other things.

Edit: ok the above post might've answered some of it. I was trying to see if there was a way to say it without using any specific adjectives
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

Hmm... What if you are talking about like a person..

If there are many people named the same name, let's say Joe... but there is one really famous person called Joe. How would you say, that is not just a Joe but 'the Joe'?

More specific example:
Like if someone said, "Hey that looks like Elvis."
and his friend said back to him, "That is not just any Elvis, but THE Elvis."
(Elvis is dead BTW... just trying to make an example and sorry for the very American theme)
learning   
24 Mar 2008
Language / Use of A/An/The ...... Articles [186]

Since Polish has no definite or indefinite articles, how would you differentiate if both are said in a sentence?

Example: "He is not 'a' man but 'the' man"
learning   
10 Mar 2008
Genealogy / Polish looks? [1462]

You look almost identical to this girl in my Italian class I took before. I'm not sure if she is Italian herself, but I think so.
learning   
29 Feb 2008
USA, Canada / Where to buy Polish food in New Jersey? [157]

Wow I can't believe how close some of these places are. I look on a map, and its like the opposite direction of where I usually go out to eat, but the same distance and with highways.