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Last Post: 22 Feb 2010
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Michal   
22 Feb 2010
Love / They seem nice, but could Polish girls be "gold diggers"? [187]

nd now you claim all Polish women are gold digger

They are and they do but then all men get sucked in by women, especially Polish women. I think that there is a high level of lesbian genes in most Polish women and that is where their nastieness comes from. Stay clear of all Polish women-they are simply trouble.
Michal   
20 Feb 2010
Language / Coming back to Polish language studies [8]

WhiteEagle
Polish grammar seems difficult, especially with the case system but most Slovanic Languages have the same thing and work in a similar way. These language courses such as Pimsleurs, which I believe does not use texts would be of very little help to you. A good course with cassettes such as Colloquial Polish by B.W.Mazur would be much more beneficial to you in your studies. Polish in 4 Weeks sounds a bore and similar to Pimsleur! Are you a student at Lancaster University?
Michal   
5 Feb 2010
Language / brakować, braknąć, zabraknąć [9]

Zabraknąć is perfective and means to lake something-czegoś, or to be short of something
brakować and braknąć are both imperfective verbs meaning to be lacking or to be missing but braknąć is only used in the third person singular.
Michal   
2 Feb 2010
Language / 'MOZNA' - When is this used? [27]

vndunne
This is not in fact a Polish word. It is, in fact, a Russian word, which has been incorporated into the Polish Language. In fact, the Poles have taken many Russian words over the generations. In Polish it is used just the same as in the original Russian Language and means, may I? Can I ? ect.
Michal   
27 Jan 2010
Language / Too many English words in the Polish language! [709]

Magdalena
If you studied Russian for eight years your Russian should be very good if you know Czech. If not, either you are stupid or you need to change teachers.
Michal   
19 Jan 2010
Language / Too many English words in the Polish language! [709]

To me polish is like russian.

No, Czech is more like Russian than Polish is. Czech is similar to Serb and Russian whilst Polish has more of a German influence.
Michal   
11 Jan 2010
Language / Too many English words in the Polish language! [709]

Ogien
Yes, and this is the word we use at home, so why an English equivalent? There are many good Polish-English dictionaries so look up the words. It is simply lazy to do otherwise.
Michal   
10 Jan 2010
Language / 'ucha' [18]

chaza
No, it is not a diminutive because there is a Polish word mucha, which means a fly. The word ucho does mean an ear, if that is what you were originally talking about but I imagine there are a lot of words ending in ucha.

An oko is a mesh and has the plural oka but when meaning eyes the plural is oczy as has been explained above.
Michal   
4 Jan 2010
Language / twoj wasz [11]

chaza
Like ton-ta and votre in French.
Michal   
4 Jan 2010
Language / WHY IS SATELITA MASCULINE? [25]

Krzysztof
Das madchen is a diminutive and all such endings are neuter in German.
Michal   
28 Dec 2009
Language / ch - antychryst - chłeb [13]

cinek
It is technically not the English h sound but more like the Russian ch. There is also a distinction in Dutch between the gutural g and the soft sch version, which in this case, is more like the Polish 'h' sound.
Michal   
26 Dec 2009
Language / ch - antychryst - chłeb [13]

cinek
In Czech the h sound is an h sound but in Polish it is more gutural like the German loch but it is not a harsh sound.
Michal   
25 Dec 2009
Language / ch - antychryst - chłeb [13]

I hear clearly 'h' not 'k' her

It is an h sound but h and ch sound the same in Polish.
Michal   
11 Dec 2009
Language / Can you recognise the nationality of foreign Polish speakers by their accent? [43]

Of course a Pole can recognize a foreigner and an English accent stands out like a sore thumb! If I am in Poland and my Polish relatives hear me speaking, it is obvious to them straight away that I come from somewhere overseas. It might be, of course, on meeting a Pole in England and on speaking in Polish to him that he might not recognize nor detect straight away a non native speaker of Polish' accent but in Poland whilst Poles are surounded by nothing but Poles-forget it if you think that you could get one over on them!
Michal   
10 Dec 2009
Language / ch - antychryst - chłeb [13]

I put ł instead of l in chleb, oth

Chleb is not even a Polish word or a slavonic at all. It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word loaf.
Michal   
30 Nov 2009
Real Estate / Foreigners can now buy houses in Poland [55]

ricultural and forest land in Poland for 12 years, and houses for five years, after t

No but Poles can come to England for free and send their little 'bachorzy' to our state schools for free from day one as well as making use of our free state medical care!
Michal   
13 Sep 2009
Work / Are there any Americans teachers left in Poland? [37]

I have been to Bialystok myself many years ago. I would have thought that the local newspaper would be a good place to look or even a telephone book may help as there may well be a section under English, English Language or even English Language Schools. Poland used to a popular destination for teachers but I am not so sure about now. You must also remember that Bialystok is in the East of Poland and that side is poorer with higher unemployment figures than other parts of Poland (or at least, so I have been told). Have a looked around town as there may well be private school offering foreign languages. Once you are established for a bit and get used to the country, its customs and the language (if you do not already know any), you will gain more contacts of your own with the passing of time. Clients needing English for the firms they work for maybe able later to offer you at least part time work within that organization. Dave's Internet Cafe is good for looking for TESOL jobs though they tend to be centred on Japan, China and South Korea more so than on Eastern Europe.