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Vincent Moderator  
10 Apr 2011
USA, Canada / Travelling to Poland from the U.S. on a expired Passport [43]

I have seen this also a couple of times at my local airport over the years. In my opinion the OP is taking a big chance with an expired passport. At the end of the day the personal at the check in will have the final say, and in this day and age with much security, it doesn't look too good.
Vincent Moderator  
22 Mar 2011
UK, Ireland / Poles in Ireland by Peadar de Burca. They "turned their backs on a country that gave them" [195]

you both have no idea how to play football...

Poland: 2 golds, 6 silver, 6 bronze
Ireland: sweet f*ckall

Population of Poland

June 2010 estimate 38,192,000

Population of Ireland

Population 6,197,100

Not a level playing field ;)
Vincent Moderator  
13 Mar 2011
Language / Pronunciation of ę and ą? [4]

Is there any video what to do with lips and a tongue like I can see learning English? Thanks a lot for your effort to help me.

Have you tried these great videos here They are not quite what you asked for, but might help.
Vincent Moderator  
25 Feb 2011
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

dreadful and disappointing, still there are bigger fish to fry in the near future:)
Vincent Moderator  
25 Feb 2011
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

I think of myself more as Ricci Villa minus the beard and skill:)

If only we had him now:)
Vincent Moderator  
25 Feb 2011
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

Is that supposed to be funny? Poland related? WTF?

In case you haven't noticed this is in the off topic forum, so chill out.
Vincent Moderator  
25 Feb 2011
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

I'm trying to be made redundant at the moment and they wont let me:(

Your'e not really Jermain Defoe, are you Barney?
Vincent Moderator  
14 Jan 2011
Language / What are the best Polish - English Dictionary and Learning Books? [24]

Just interested if anyone else has any different recommendations?

Try looking on Amazon, WHsmith and Waterstones websites to see which ones will fit your budget. In my opinion the best one is the two volume Oxford, PWN, Polish- English dictionary, very expensive at around £75.00 but they also have a few "slimmer" versions which may be around £20.00. Another good one at around £15.00 is the Hippocrene standard Polish-English dictionary which has a phonetic guide to pronunciation.
Vincent Moderator  
28 Dec 2010
Language / Bought "Rosetta Stone" software and trying to learn Polish... [59]

Have any of you had this issue and if so how did you resolve it?

Obviously you should make sure that your microphone is configured. Try recording sound in Windows sound recorder.

If you are unable to record, you may need to select the microphone you are using as the input device.
Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Multimedia/Audio and choose the microphone you are using as the preferred device for recording.
Click on the box below which says "Use only preferred devices."
Go back and retry recording with Sound Recorder.

If it is an legit Rosetta Stone software version, then they should have a support section on their website.
Vincent Moderator  
20 Dec 2010
Food / Let's Play a Game-Name a Polish Food (and if you like it or hate it) [12]

polishmama when creating a new thread, please put it in the correct forum. News, politics was not the correct one for this. :)

Kaszanka would be one Polish food that I dislike. Bigos doesn't look very appealing when you first see it, but tastes nice, so thumbs up for that.
Vincent Moderator  
19 Dec 2010
Language / Word clarification: niespodzianka, dziwić / zdziwiłem. [17]


These are expressions of quantity, similar to large, larger, big, bigger.

dużo is used with nouns that cannot be counted like water,noise. Wiele is used with nouns that can be counted like cars, books.

Zeti will hopefully see this and put us both right:)
Vincent Moderator  
5 Dec 2010
Love / Good looking Polish women with ugly men [416]

Lots of English lose their front teethes during drunk fights.

Could be true! I also hear that many Greeks lose their front teeth after trying to hit on other
guys girlfriends.

Then Austin Powers didn't help either.

yeah baby!
Vincent Moderator  
22 Nov 2010
Language / Pronunciation of vowels at the end of a word [28]

the pronouns "ty", "my", "wy" sound more or less like "teh", "meh", "veh" to my ears,

That's how they sound to me as well, only short and fast:) I think it's because foreign words play havoc with our ears when we are not used to hearing them. It took me ages to hear the small "p" sound at the start of przepraszam. Many letters also change to a different sound, especially if they are word final.
Vincent Moderator  
30 Oct 2010
Language / Poles - don't fall into the French/Spanish trap re pronunciation/accent! [81]

Er, and most "foreign" people have funny accents when speaking English - this is my point!

Can't really see what your problem is, everyone is going to have a funny accent when not speaking their native language.

Poles, don't do it - please!

Poles are no different, just listen to one asking "does the sheets need changing? or are you going to the beach today? ;)
Vincent Moderator  
8 Oct 2010
Life / What's currently in fashion in Poland? [44]

i must say that fashion everywhere nowadays is awful...

Maybe you're just getting a bit older pgtx ;)

What on earth was the lady in post#4 wearing? I hope this fashion phase passes quickly.
Vincent Moderator  
26 Sep 2010
Language / Are the context of these Polish sentences correct? [101]

i talk to my cousin evry week more sometimes, so i can converse. there are a few holes in my understanding. is that any clearer.

This is good to hear. I can tell that you have put a lot of effort in to your studies in the last 15 months and you're probably more advanced than most people, who have studied by themselves for the same amount of time . As you know, the cases are the most difficult to master and are the hardest part of learning the language, so you will need to give much of your time to studying these. Try picking some short sentences and try to determine which case is used? There will be plenty of clues like word endings and prepositions etc to show you. This is one of the best ways to learn the grammar rules IMHO and will help you to understand why it's better to learn in small steps. If you try to take big steps, it will go over your head and you will learn nothing at all.
Vincent Moderator  
26 Sep 2010
Language / Are the context of these Polish sentences correct? [101]

you could come to england with poor grammar, and say' me toalet' the grammar is all wrong, but i would know you wanted to go to the toilet or you wanted to know where the toilet was.
am i making any sense.

That's all very well for a couple of words, but what about trying to communicate in longer sentences? Even the most patient native speakers would find it difficult talking to you in Polish. If you are going to learn a second language, then it's best to learn it properly from the start.

If you don't then you will be wasting your time as you will never get to grips with the grammar of this very difficult language. A little at a time is the key, don't run before you can walk, as they say. Good luck with your studies, and try to take in the advice the good people in this thread have already given you.
Vincent Moderator  
25 Sep 2010
Life / Do Polish People steal a lot? [330]

who bumped it up,,,Vincent??????

There is no reason why myself or any other mod would bump up a thread. In fact it would be impossible without us posting something in it.

the "my threads" button doesnt create a post, so the Mods cant be trusted around here!

That is correct the "my threads" button doesn't create a post". As SeanBM explained to you, If you click on "my threads" instead of "latest" in error (they are very close to each other) then you might think that one of your old threads is active again. Of course if you were to post a message in it to complain that a mod has bumped up your old thread, then you would make live again on the main forums.
Vincent Moderator  
22 Sep 2010
Language / Are the context of these Polish sentences correct? [101]

Thanks Justysia.

Btw. how would be in English Pan/Pani in such stentences like above ?

where do you live, sir/ma'am?

We are not so formal in the UK, so you can say "where do you live?" to anyone. A waiter or policeman might say "where do you live sir/madam/". Ma'am is reserved for female royalty.
Vincent Moderator  
22 Sep 2010
Language / Are the context of these Polish sentences correct? [101]

co pan robi, kiedy idzie do domu w nocy

again, no pan. co robisz gdy wracasz nocą do domu? or co robisz w nocy gdy wracasz do domu?

Would the first quote not be a formal way of saying this? Using robi (third person singular) with Pan and the second quote more informal? I'm not saying anyone is wrong, just trying to learn from this myself.