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Joined: 28 May 2015 / Male ♂
Last Post: 28 May 2015
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From: India, Bangalore
Speaks Polish?: Nie
Interests: Languages, Guitar, Coding, Quizzing, Travelling, Philosophy, Writing

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yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Language / Slavic languages words similarities with Polish [217]

Amusing how many pseudo-linguists we have in here. Whether anybody likes it or not, the Slavic languages are indeed far closer to one another than Germanic languages are, and in many cases, arguably even closer than the Romance languages. So yes, Polish is far closer to Russian than even Dutch to German.

Just to give a bit of context, I am just a beginner in Russian myself (from a language learner's perspective). However, it is amazing that even with my very rudimentary Russian, I could understand or at least make sense of some very basic Polish sentences. I have no doubt that a native Russian speaker would do exponentially better. I just don't understand the rabid xenophobia and illogical harangues of people like that Wulkan person in this thread, who are dead against the idea that Polish should even be included in the same bracket as Russian. Hilarious!

And on a side note, no offence but I find the Slavic languages (whichever I've had occasion to listen to more than in passing) aurally appealing in the following order (from most beautiful to least beautiful) - Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Serbian/Croatian, Macedonian/Bulgarian, Slovak, Polish, and then Czech. The soft sounds in Russian/Belarusian/Ukrainian especially appeal to me in terms of melodiousness.
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Life / Are Poles typically nasty people? [25]

True, oldengishbird, but the amount of nastiness and immature responses in this thread is beyond astounding!
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
USA, Canada / American people attitude towards Poles in the USA [98]

@sledz... wow generalising about Mexicans while ******** about the Brits' feelings towards immigrants? Outstanding. The fact is that when I visited the U.S, I could see nobody other than Mexicans and other Hispanics doing the actual work that needs to be done. These people should not only be made citizens, but given better privileges than sponges like yourself who throw their racist mandate around whilst indulging in self-victimizing. Sad.
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Life / Are Poles typically nasty people? [25]

Ironical that a person asked a question formed from her own experiences (whether she be trolling or not), and the people in this forum not only justified it, but went over and beyond the call of duty to ensure that her assumptions were spot on. Heh. Very interesting.
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
UK, Ireland / British people more intelligent than the Poles? [53]

Reading all the comments in this thread, I think the average IQ of the people arguing is what needs to be worried about, not those of the UK or Poland.
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Love / I met a Polish girl lately, easy come easy go? [8]

Why not become real friends before thinking ahead, eh? From what you have written, it hardly appears that she wants to be your girlfriend. She might just be friendly.
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Travel / Travel to Poland - tips and suggestions! [3]

Brilliant answer, mate! Thanks. Indeed, the salt mines and Auschwitz were definitely on our bucket list. Looks like it might be worthwhile exploring the Czech Republic a bit more as well.

What would you say about the cost though? As in travelling across the Czech Republic and in Poland? Travelling, eating out, a bit of clubbing etc. Does it make sense to rent a car in those countries or rather take the bus? And do you know if backpacking a bit might be safe for people who have zero knowledge of Czech or Polish? I understand most urban people might be able to understand varying levels of English, but any idea how it is in the countryside?
yaizindiya   
28 May 2015
Travel / Travel to Poland - tips and suggestions! [3]

Czesc!

We are a group of three friends in our early thirties planning to travel around Europe for around two weeks. Our initial plan is like this:

Land in Frankfurt, Germany.

Take a train/hire a car and drive over to Prague, Czech Republic.

Travel by car/train to Poland. Places intended to be visited are (at least): Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, Lublin. Any more places/ better places recommended? Some historical or cultural attractions and night life would be primary criteria, and we're also partial to trekking through scenic places.

Travel back to Berlin and thence to Frankfurt by car/train (whichever works out more convenient and cheaper!).

What do you think of this itinerary? How can we improve it (especially the part in Poland). How can we travel cheap and safe and yet have a good time (if that's possible at all).

Dziekuje!