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Vincent Moderator  
7 Oct 2009
Language / The Polish accusative case [32]

Lyzko
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This is a an excellent thread written by the OP to help others learn the Polish cases and it will be a great resource for others in the future. Lets not start talking about Swedish language, or any other for that matter, and keep this thread for what it was intended. Thank you.
Vincent Moderator  
28 Sep 2009
Love / Polish Pet Names For Girls. [156]

yes...

Thanks for confirming :)

rule #1 it must have an "a" at the end in order to make it feminine.

I think I've now got to grips with rule #1. ;) What are the other rules, if any?
Vincent Moderator  
28 Sep 2009
Love / Polish Pet Names For Girls. [156]

Joanna... Joasia... Asia - it only takes two ;)

I have also heard of an "Aśka", would this follow on from Asia?
Vincent Moderator  
11 Sep 2009
Language / Use of Kochanie in Polish [37]

It looks neutral so it would be moje. Someone will say if I'm wrong :)
Vincent Moderator  
26 Jul 2009
Food / PIZZA & KETCHUP served only in Poland? [159]

The only people that I have seen putting tomato ketchup on a pizza in the UK are Polish people ;) It does seem strange because like you said, tomato puree is baked into the pizza already. Every man to his own personal taste though, as I have just discovered lately that, Worcestershire sauce is a great condiment to add an extra bit of spice to a pizza.
Vincent Moderator  
17 Jun 2009
UK, Ireland / Mercy flight for dying Polish woman living in the UK [21]

Latest news just in , she will be flown home tomorrow morning. Local people have donated £9000. A little bit of good news is that she will have some time with her son.
Vincent Moderator  
17 Jun 2009
UK, Ireland / Mercy flight for dying Polish woman living in the UK [21]

Some very tragic news today from my local paper and TV, so sad that the victim is so young.

A dying woman will be flown home by helicopter to her native country to see her son for the very last time.

Polish-born Theresa Wasik has been working as a catering manager in Trowbridge and sending money home to her 11-year-old son. But recently she was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer and has been receiving care at Bath's Royal United Hospital.

thisisbath.co.uk/news/Mercy-flight-dying-cancer-woman/article-1082829-detail/article.html
Vincent Moderator  
4 May 2009
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

2 What caused the damage? A fallen tree or tree branch.
3 What is it? Looks like some hi-tech toilet.
6 What is the boy doing? Applying polish or wax to the handle.

9 What structure will be built near our school? Energy saving building, solar powered?
11 What is it? Looks like an insect, maybe a cricket.
Vincent Moderator  
4 May 2009
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

3 What are the boys waiting for?

A girl, is it dyngus day?

6 What`s that over the man?

a backbone from a dinosaur? :)
Vincent Moderator  
26 Apr 2009
Life / Should Poles be Polish? [44]

But the Poles are good at laying interlocking brick in place of sidewalks.

That was one of the first things I noticed. Nearly all of the pedestrian areas are designed using these bricks and look superb. The many different patterns have been laid with great craftsmanship and in my opinion, comes very close to art.
Vincent Moderator  
25 Apr 2009
Language / Listening to music and learning Polish [45]

I've found this a good way to learn the language.

There are some good Polish songs in this thread, also search for similar threads and you will find lots of Polish songs to help with learning. Good luck:)
Vincent Moderator  
27 Mar 2009
Law / Are Blackberry devices popular in Poland among business and individuals? [57]

I like the experience on the iPhone to be honest.

Well I agree that the iphone is a nice looking phone, and was just pointing out that a few items on it, seem a little primitive for it to be called "the most advanced mobile device available". Each to their own eh? ;)
Vincent Moderator  
27 Mar 2009
Law / Are Blackberry devices popular in Poland among business and individuals? [57]

No replaceable battery...you got me there.

I meant when you need to replace the battery on the iphone it is a pain? do you have to return it back to base for a few days? On a normal mobile phone you don't need any special tools to change the battery

Tell me how that browseing experience is compared to iPhone... ;)

to be honest internet browsing is crap on any mobile phone, I would prefer browsing on a pc anyday. ;) Oh I forgot there is no video cam on the iphone as well;)
Vincent Moderator  
27 Mar 2009
Law / Are Blackberry devices popular in Poland among business and individuals? [57]

iPhone is the most advanced mobile device available.

Well in some ways its still primitive. A 2mp camera on a mobile phone was the standard 3 or 4 years ago. No replaceable battery, no memory card slot and no support for bluetooth stereo, it is also the same weight as a house brick ;)

It also does not have true GPS, which gives turn-by-turn instructions. In all I am very happy with my Nokia N96 ;)
Vincent Moderator  
22 Mar 2009
Life / How would you describe the Polish sense of humour? [66]

I like the "Embedding disabled by request" bit. Is that Polish humour?

I'll do a search for it instead.

Most times when you see that message, "double clicking" on the video screen will make it work. When posting a utube video it is always best to check in the preview box to see if there is any problems with the link. Hope this helps;)
Vincent Moderator  
3 Feb 2009
Language / Word order and swearing in Polish [44]

Thanks Sean

From gramatical point both sentences are correct and acceptable

Thanks also for a great explanation:)
Vincent Moderator  
3 Feb 2009
Language / Word order and swearing in Polish [44]

Kurwa co ty Kurwa robisz, Kurwa?

Just a daff question from someone learning polish. Why is there two "you's in that sentence? ty and robisz?
Vincent Moderator  
8 Jan 2009
Language / Pimsleur's Polish Lessons [38]

I'm also trying to look for the alphabet and how to say them.

here you are the best on the internet, right here on polish forums :)

polishforums.com/language/lessons-units-10526/
Vincent Moderator  
8 Jan 2009
Language / Pimsleur's Polish Lessons [38]

or depending on how is the sentence structure for the most part?

Nouns, pronouns and adjectives change their endings to show their relationship to other words in the sentence.

If you haven't found out yet, polish nouns have different forms for expressing grammatical case, related to the function of a noun in a sentence. A polish noun also has one of 3 genders, masculine, female or neuter. The 7 cases are , nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, instrumental, locative, and vocative in both singular and plural.

So a noun like sklep ( shop/store) may look like this in case form..

Nom. sklep
Gen. sklepu
Dat. sklepowi
Acc. sklep
Instr. sklepem
Loc. sklepie
Voc. sklepie

and their plurals, sklepy,sklepów, sklepom, sklepy,sklepami, sklepach and sklepy.

If you have just started to learn polish, then this may be a little too advanced for you but there is no need to rush. I would advise you to start of, learning the letters of the alphabet and then the spelling and grammar rules with them. Learn the basic phrases like hello, goodbye, thank you , I would like a coffee etc, build up your vocabulary then later on, get to grips with the 7 cases.

Above all take your time and have patience, after all you are trying to learn one of the top five hardest languages :)
Vincent Moderator  
28 Dec 2008
Language / Pimsleur's Polish Lessons [38]

The translation that the member did for you above, is correct.

Oh thank you what's mowi? Is that suppose to be understand?

mówi means speak. It is how you would ask someone that you don't know very well if they speak polish or english?. czy mówi pan(pani) po polsku ( po angielsku).

Oh and final question the czy is it suppose to sound like te?

czy sounds like chi

Oh I found another mistake it should be angielski and polski.

when you talk about languages from a country it is po polsku, po angielsku

You really should get yourself a polish phrase book to help you,as all of the above is just basic polish and you need to see how the words are spelt and written down.

good luck with your course.
Vincent Moderator  
28 Nov 2008
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

Very good edition mr Sz, took me by surprise being published on a Friday.

Glad to see that you are fighting fit again.
Vincent Moderator  
21 Nov 2008
Language / Polish Lessons Units [189]

Thank you Janusz..this video is excellent.
Vincent Moderator  
18 Nov 2008
Language / Is rosetta stone any good for learning Polish? [51]

If you know someone who can find their way around the net, you can get it for free. So i am told:) I think the first part can be downloaded from the Rosetta Stone site for free. Also there are some other threads about this product, just type Rosetta Stone into the search box at top of page.
Vincent Moderator  
17 Nov 2008
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

where's the pictures of all the delicious dishes you've cooked? ;)

Well although I have sampled many polish dishes, I am ashamed to say I've never cooked any. I have helped grate potatoes for the dish you made last week, so I know my way around a grater:(

However I have been shown in great detail how to make kotlet schabowy, and I might surprise you one week with photos on here:)
Vincent Moderator  
17 Nov 2008
Food / Polish food in Pictures. [277]

Very disappointed tonight PD. Give up watching corrie to come to your cookery class, and what do I find? No recipe just a...

I made gołąbki today but I won't be posting a picture

I hope this class picks up next week again, with or without a new grater :)
Vincent Moderator  
17 Nov 2008
Off-Topic / PF - The Omnibus Edition [1502]

My sincere condolonces and thanks for sharing with us, your memories of a great friend.