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Joined: 14 Feb 2013 / Female ♀
Last Post: 14 Mar 2013
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juglettee   
14 Mar 2013
Language / Polish word for accept [5]

But is przyjmować an informal expression of accept? I don't understand why dictionaries prefer przyjmować over akceptować, if that word is more formal than the former.
juglettee   
13 Mar 2013
History / Question about interwar Poland [8]

Hyperinflation ended in 1924 following Grabski's reforms.

Yes, but did Grabski put a stop to the trade tariff war with Germany, whose Chancellor still refused to accept the new national borders with Poland, or the Versailles Treaty, which forced his government to acknowledge Germany's war guilt? If so, Grabski would have gotten Poland out of its financial straits and its war devastation, as Poland relied heavily on natural resource exports to Germany, Britain, and France in those days in order to regain the capital lost after 125 years of occupation and World War I. Remember, when the Central Powers occupied Poland, the occupation authorities depleted the resources necessary to rebuild post-war Poland, so Piłsudski had to rely on foreign loans, and military expertise, to build up Poland's presence in interwar Europe and in the Baltic. I don't think Grabski was sophisticated enough to rebuild trade relations with Germany, although I could be wrong.
juglettee   
13 Mar 2013
Language / Polish word for accept [5]

According to The Concise Dictionary of Twenty-Six Languages, the Polish word for accept is przyjmować, but according to google translate, the word is akceptować. What word should I use when I agree to accept someone as a friend on Facebook? Which word is appropriate?
juglettee   
14 Feb 2013
History / Question about interwar Poland [8]

Hello everyone!

I have a question for the Polish history buffs in this forum. How accurate are some of the books out there about interwar Poland? For example, in Bitter Fate by Richard Watts, he insinuates that Poland was never able to achieve prosperity because of the tense international situation, hyperinflation, and inequality between the old landed gentry and the peasants and Poles and Ukrainians and Belorussians in the borderlands. If so, why do some Polish historians believe that interwar Poland was ripe for radical leftists, even though most Poles rejected Communism as a Russian invention?

Interwar Poland (1918-1939) was a fascinating time period that doesn't get a lot of scholarly attention, I believe.
juglettee   
14 Feb 2013
UK, Ireland / Polish in Britain - will I get decked if I speak Polish to these people? [63]

Hi, everyone, this is my first post here. I recently visited London as a study abroad student. When I visited London, I was amazed to discover how many Polish foreign workers I met there. I knew they were Polish because, of course, they spoke Polish and did not have the typical Oxford English accent that often bombards me whenever I'm on the street.

I can speak Polish fairly well, but I didn't want to communicate to these workers in Polish because they might get offended and angered if they knew I wasn't from Poland. I am wondering if English people have the same problems when communicating to Polish people in their native tongue. Maybe I was too judgmental at first. I don't know, but since I am going to study in London again, I need to know I'm going to get decked if I speak Polish to these people.