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clerynka   
18 Dec 2009
Language / Nice Polish phrases to say to men [75]

Merged: English Girl needing affectionate words to call a Polish boyfriend :)

I'm totally new to this,
but a Polish guy I work with has just asked me out (in a sense, the language barrier is a problem ;P )
He calls me Skarbie and Kochanie
And I just wondered if anyone had any ideas for words to call him? I'm friends with his two flatmates (also polish) and all they tell me are pretty rude words :)

HELP!
clerynka   
18 Dec 2009
Language / Nice Polish phrases to say to men [75]

Lol
cheers guys.
Yeah I know, I was kinda worried that he already said things like Kochanie to me...but i it's just his way, and we have known each other for AGES...
clerynka   
18 Dec 2009
Love / I`m Polish bloke lookin`for an English girl. Is it gonna work out? [51]

My new guy is Polish, and I am very English ;)
So personally, I think there's something pretty endearning about Polish guys, and you are all such charmers!
Just be yourself, seriously, thats probably what most girls want...?
Good luck!
clerynka   
20 Dec 2009
Language / Nice Polish phrases to say to men [75]

Thankyou :)
but everyone's contribution is welcome and MUCH appreciated ;)
To be fair some of these would be funny, he's got a fantastic sense of humour...
Sometimes some of the translations from English-Polish dicitonaries are too literal, so I find that awkward, but so does he when he tries to call me English words (he got confused about 'honey', couldnt understand why I would want to be called something that was sticky and messy ;)

But as I said, everyone's contributions very very helpful :)
x
clerynka   
29 Dec 2009
Language / Nice Polish phrases to say to men [75]

ooshak

Love 'bejbasku', pronounced 'beybasku right?
Am getting to grips with the proper pronunciation of characters now, and spending time with three of the guys who all speak to each other in polish is helping-recognise much more, so they cant away with talking about me so much now ;)

'Misiu' is teddy/bear isn't it?
I got called that the other day, and (I dont know how to spell it) something that I think means 'sun'. Soneczku?? Sorry for butchering the spelling... :(
clerynka   
30 Dec 2009
Food / Polish polskie pierogi recipe (prepared at home) [70]

Dec 30, 09, 23:32 - Thread attached on merging:
Need a recipe (easy if possible) for PIEROGI! :)

My friend has just been back to Poland for Christmas and brought back some pierogi. I know it has mushroom and sauerkraut in, but how do you make the outside?? is it like pasta or pastry?

They were really tasty and we've eaten them all between three of us so I want to have a go at making some to suprise them ;)

Any recipes would be appreciated...
Thanks
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

The only problem I see with tattoos is----once you mature ,with a family and all the partying is done,it's time to have them removed.

I agree. My polish boyfriend had a tattoo of 'eminem' on his hip when he was 14, and still living with his family in Poland.
He also has a tribal on his arm which looks lovely, and when I asked him if that was the only one he shook his head and started blushing (later if found out about the eminem tattoo). He said he regrets it now, so I guess its not just people who have settled down (he's only 23 now, still loves Eminem haha).

But otherwise, as Arien said, I think its seen as quite fashionable.
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Genealogy / Polish person's average height? [210]

Im not sure, one of the Polish guys I work with is over 6ft, whereas another is only 5ft 4 (bless him, he is tiny.)
The other two are about 5ft 8, so I imagined it would be like any country, a broad variation in height. British people certainly vary greatly.
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

Svastika tattoos are especially liked in Poland.

Haha, my friend jokes that he is a mini-hitler and that he is planning something evil. Its pretty worrying...i can never tell whether he's joking ;) lol.
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Alcohol problems of Polish people [141]

Zubrowka is great. :)

It is :)

My friend registered with a doctor in england recently and the questionaire he had to fill out asked him how much alcohol he drank a week. He just giggled and circled none. I know he drinks beer as soon as he finishes work (he is a baker, so this is generally 4 in the morning) because he says it helps him " sleep better ". Lol.

To be fair it is only one.

But come the weekend, 1 beer turns into about 1 litre of vodka. And a hangover the next day? You've got to be joking.

But as many of you have said previously, they're no worse than any other country. Lets not be too hard on them ;)
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

people get tattoed just to have a tattoo and they don't attach any particular meaning to it.

I totally agree. My ex had loads and they were utterly pointless and stupid, he will regret them later.
But i think that if they have a true meaning attached to them then its ok. Having said that i'd never get a partner's name tattooed, you never know whats going to happen ;)
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

I'm thinking to get one of these

As it says on the pages, try them out temporarily first. Do you have any other tattoos?

I guess those tattoos represent Celtic or possibly American-Indian (Native American) tribes? Are you polish?
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

I didn't know the native Americans use them too?

Don't quote me, im not 100% sure. But I studied the American West and they look similar to those that were used by the Indians at that time, during rituals etc.

Though you're probably right, certainly more Viking etc...

I'm thinkinh of getting a tattoo, but as I was saying before, I think people do get them for the wrong reasons, and i know too many people who have done that in the past becasue they thought it would 'look pretty'.

Though I think with something like runes you get them for a meaning right? theyre a good conversation starter too, for people who are either interested in them, or who don't know what they are...
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

It would be a visible connection to my beliefs, to my heritage, to my ancestors

Then people should respect that. Thats a cool thing to do, especially for those (like myself) who treat their heritage as something to be valued and respected. Where are you from?
clerynka   
4 Jan 2010
Life / Tattoos and Popular culture in Poland [51]

ah yes,
but you could have been scottish for all i know. Celts and Vikings very prevalent there also.

though I guess with a name Bratwurst Boy you couldnt be of scottish descent ;) haha.
clerynka   
7 Jan 2010
Food / Traditionally-Polish salads, help needed [18]

My boyfriend made me a lush Polish salad, he says is traditional in his family...

Raw chopped cabbage, red peppers (diced), cooked white rice, LOTS of black pepper, pickled cucumber/gherkin.....and some mayonaisse.
Might sound odd but was GORGEOUS. Black pepper v.important...

:) Hope this helps
clerynka   
7 Jan 2010
Food / Traditionally-Polish salads, help needed [18]

hehe, hope it tastes as nice as I probably am making it out to be.
Does anyone have a recipe for a traditional Barscz (????) however its spelt. I'm fed up of the knorr packet mixes he has...
clerynka   
7 Jan 2010
Love / What to Get my Polish Guy for Valentines Day. [77]

:) :) :) :)

I saw another thread on here that says not to spend a massive amount, as alot of people said that it could be considered expensive. As long as he can afford to spend the same then I guess its ok to spend a bit more, but im not too sure.

I'm actually in the same situation as you, also with a polish guy. Men in general are just difficult to buy for.
clerynka   
7 Jan 2010
Love / What to Get my Polish Guy for Valentines Day. [77]

.are you American or british

British (and not so proud)

in general? if there are 3 billion men, you can buy any man from 2 billion who are suitable for your budget. but, you are trying to buy a cadillac with your ten tousands of euro.

Hey, i think you're probably overestimating the amount of money I have ;) haha.
anyway, I guess women are just as awkward to buy for from a male perspective, just commenting from a girls P.O.V.
clerynka   
8 Jan 2010
USA, Canada / Differences in How Polish People Raise a Child and How Americans Raise a Child [149]

From a British perspective, one thing I notice is that Polish parents seem less likely to use corporal punishment outside the home

Yeah, haha. from what I gather from talking to my Polish friends in Britain, their parents just completely stopped talking to them and/or chucked them out of the family home if they didnt do as they were told.

Either that or as lots of people have said, mothers in particular are a tad over protective. My friend is now 37 and his mother is still treating him as her 'little baby'.

However, I see no problem with this as long as it doesnt have negative effects as an adult. Its good to be babied sometimes ;)
clerynka   
8 Jan 2010
USA, Canada / Differences in How Polish People Raise a Child and How Americans Raise a Child [149]

Haha, fair enough ;)
Well to be fair to the parents I clearly am only hearing his side of the story, so Im not going to make a judgement on them, or Polish parenting in general. But I have a feeling his parents in particular just didnt like him having any freedom. Which has sort of messed him up a bit now, because he is totally the other way.

As a parent I wouldnt be amused if my child was smoking crack at home, so I would understand them chucking the child out. However, in my friends situation, it sounds like it was just a case of him not being able to choose his friends/whether he went to church/etc etc...

I know how important religion was to his fmaily, but he wasnt allowed the freedom most of his friends had in any other context either. Ultimately they ended up throwing him out :(
clerynka   
8 Jan 2010
Love / What to Get my Polish Guy for Valentines Day. [77]

I agree with this in a sense. Valentines has totally lost all real meaning, it has been over commercialised and the only value in it is literally monetary value. In most cases, it appears that the gift is just given becasue the person feels that this is normal. And I guess, spekaing from a female perspective, that this is mostly true of women, and not so much men, as you have just proved.

You at least have kept the true meaning of valentines day :)
I don't think Im going to get my BF much, and I doubt he will get me much, if anything, either. And thats fine.

You sshouldnt have to show how much you care by fretting over what to buy/how much to spend/ whether it will be appreciated...just be together.

BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT...
It can be a sweet gesture to get someone a sweet, little gift.
Just don't fret too much about it LAGirl, im sure he'l love the fact that you are together, and that you care about him enough to worry about getting him a gift :)

Good luck!
clerynka   
8 Jan 2010
Love / What to Get my Polish Guy for Valentines Day. [77]

Pray tell what was the "real" meaning? Its always been about sending cards and tolken gifts to a loved one...it just became more commercialised....The meaning is still exactly the same as it always has been.

No the meaning isn't the same. Valentines was never about giving anything except love (as totally silly that probably sounds, :) lol)
It was just to signify feelings, never giving anything material. Now, as you say, it is more commercial, and the present is usually the most important thing, which to me suggests that the meaning isnt the same.
clerynka   
11 Jan 2010
Love / What to Get my Polish Guy for Valentines Day. [77]

This proves my point totally. People don't care about the meaning behind it. Just the show, the 'who got the best present', 'who spent the most money'...

Meaning in the traditional sense is lost.
Yes,, ok, maybe gifts were normal, but nothing really major. And the attitude of people now just makes this more obvious.
clerynka   
28 Jan 2010
Love / Polish guys who have never had girlfriends [71]

i dont know if it is even worth it with me knowing such little polish and her so little english

My boyfriend spoke very little english, I spoke very little Polish when we first got together. At first I had similar doubts to you, but you'll be suprised how quickly you pick it up when you're together- I've learnt more from spending time with him and his friends, and he's learnt alot from spending time with me and my friends. Its much more helpful than a phrasebook to learn real Polish.

Practically, It can be hard, but ususally not something that a dicitonary/sign language ;) can't solve.
If it feels right, go with it ;)
clerynka   
1 Feb 2010
Love / Polish guys who have never had girlfriends [71]

with that in mind, is there any more advice or opinions. thanks.

Well,
I understand how hard it is not seeing her. I know its nowhere near the same scale, but i only see my boyfriend at weekends becasue he works nights and I work days. Now although this is still more than you see her, it does encourage you to learn more and more...

I text my boyfriend in polish, using the internet, :) polishforums :) my dictionary, phrasebook etc to help me. By doing that I learn more and more, and he texts back in Polish. If I dont know how to say something, i will write it in english and he has to work out what im saying.

That way, we both learn. Try that with email, or skype as others have suggested.
Of course, you also have to think about the practical side. Could the relationship work with you so far apart? Your best bet is to try and talk to her, and if you still feel the same, try and approach her about it. If she agrees with you, it might be worth a trip over there.

Good luck :)