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110 - Merged: I'm looking for someone to learn my daughter Polish language Hi, I'm a mother...

LanguageKarol Pol - 31 Oct 2012 / sylwiaewa55 - 14 Mar 2017
Sticky: Short Polish<->English translations   2   3   4   ...   16   17
502 - Czy znasz podręcznik "Wśród Polaków" (Wydawnictwo Fundacja Kościuszka)? Please keep to the topic of this thread...

LanguageWiktoria17 - 28 Oct 2007 / Lyzko - 2 Mar 2017
After / Po (conjunction in Polish)
13 - It does. The typical way of saying it is: Pozmywaliśmy/pozwymamy/pozmywajmy naczynia po obiedzie (posiłku, kolacji, śniadaniu)....

LanguageJan W - 2 days ago / Ziemowit - 1 day ago
Terms of endearment in Polish   2   3   4   5
147 - Bubuńyu?...

LanguageJedeane Macdonald - 9 Feb 2006 / LeaBellz - 1 day ago
Wbijać, Wpadać, Filutka usage and translation?
2 - Wpadać - to come to one's place; Wbijać = wpadać; Odwalać - to behave like crazy....

LanguageBuckeye - 14 Mar 2017 / Bobini - 14 Mar 2017
How to pronounce Polish name "Niedzolkowski"?
3 - You should also know that in Polish the correct spelling of your surname is rather: Niedziołkowski than Niedźiołkowski....

LanguageNiedzolkowski - 7 Mar 2017 / Nathans - 7 Mar 2017
Having trouble pronouncing Polish words? No problem...   2
32 - Try: ...

LanguageBednar87 - 28 Sep 2007 / Lyzko - 6 Mar 2017
Polish Grammar quiz/puzzles:   2
47 - When I was in Poland many years ago, I visited Szczecin aka Stettin, on a day trip from Berlin....

Languagecatsoldier - 1 Oct 2012 / Lyzko - 4 Mar 2017
Capitalisation in Polish language; uncapitalised car marques (fiat, buick, honda)?
17 - It is, but it doesn't hit you in the face quite as much as failing to capitalise a...

LanguagePolonius3 - 5 Mar 2011 / Chemikiem - 3 Mar 2017
How well do Polish people understand Slovak?
24 - Well, I am Slovak and I do speak the language and I agree that the languages are similar although...

Languageyokohikasa - 17 Feb 2016 / Slovenka - 2 Mar 2017
Is the term 'Polak' derogatory??   2   3   4   ...   7   8
231 - I'm Polish decent and I don't care if people say 'Polak'...

Languagetornado2007 - 23 Jul 2007 / MarryPoppins - 1 Mar 2017
How long to to learn Polish? In hours?   2
59 - In the end, most likely my Polish alternates easily between grammatically impaired, though understandable, and grammatically faultless. Probably, as...

LanguageJiuJitsu - 5 Feb 2017 / Lyzko - 28 Feb 2017
'stary pryk' - Translation Check - person from a story speaks Polish   2   3
71 - Well, thank you all for the help you provided :) I think this is all about played-out on...

LanguageHGoshorn - 16 Feb 2017 / HGoshorn - 26 Feb 2017
Grammar - difference between "jaki" and "co" in Polish language
26 - I suspected as much, Ziemowit. Thanks for being on my side:-)...

Languagerafbendl - 5 Aug 2015 / Lyzko - 25 Feb 2017
Ski Or Ska? - Polish surname endings   2
42 - German and Swedish...

LanguageLina19 - 10 May 2010 / Wulkan - 25 Feb 2017
feminine/masculine/neuter - Polish Grammar Question
4 - ...although there's always MASCULINE "gość" just to throw things even further out of kilter, not contradicting what I posted...

LanguageSophaloaf - 23 Feb 2017 / Lyzko - 24 Feb 2017
About? - Polish Grammar; worried about the bill - martwi się rachunkiem. Instrumental case
9 - @NoToForeigners If the bill was already delivered you'd say "Kobieta martwi się rachunkiem"...

LanguageSophaloaf - 23 Feb 2017 / NoToForeigners - 23 Feb 2017
Personal Pronouns - Zaimki Osobowe
14 - That's a different ci, specifically the short dative form of ty. jak ci idzie nauka how you-dt...

LanguageChrzaszcz - 30 Nov 2011 / mafketis - 23 Feb 2017
Polish slang phrases - most popular.   2   3   4   ...   19   20
572 - @RubasznyRumcajs ... or "stawiać klocka" :)...

Languagenyka - 23 Mar 2007 / NoToForeigners - 20 Feb 2017
Learning Polish via YouTube?
11 - Merged: Youtube video - What advice would you give to your younger self??? Hi All, I...

Languagepotpottoptop - 18 Feb 2012 / jacekkaminski91 - 18 Feb 2017
Polish pronounciation of: cz vs ć/ci, sz vs ś/si, ź vs ż and dż vs dź/dzi - how to make these sound different?   2
32 - As the question arose in a prior post, I was merely responding to said query....

LanguageImlearningPolis - 25 Oct 2015 / Lyzko - 17 Feb 2017
I'm a Romanian trying to learn Polish
8 - Gumishu's a native Polish speaker, therefore, you can rely on her advice! The sounds in any Slavic language are...

LanguageInceptioN - 15 Feb 2017 / Lyzko - 16 Feb 2017
Just started dating a woman from Poland; how to learn Polish language?
7 - Merged: Help learning Polish in Gdynia I have just started working in Poland (native English speaker). ...

Languagemuttley84 - 22 Apr 2014 / MBShrekito - 16 Feb 2017
Where did you start or the best techniques for learning Polish.
14 - The audio-visual method still seems to most organic, that is, effective! I learned most of the Polish I know...

LanguageCzarne Oczy - 6 May 2008 / Lyzko - 14 Feb 2017
Help with correct Polish grammar - "Wojownik Warszawa" or "Warszawa Wojownik"?
9 - it just sounds like Captain Planet ("Kapitan Planeta"). stiff and unnaturally if you ask me. "Warszawski wojownik" or "Warszawski...

Languagegeopetlas - 2 Dec 2016 / RubasznyRumcajs - 13 Feb 2017
Polish words that sound funny?   2
50 - W Saskim ogrodzie koło fontanny Jakiś się frajer przysiadł do panny Była niewinna jak wonna lilia ...

Languagesimonfla - 27 Feb 2011 / Ziemowit - 13 Feb 2017
Stworzyć and Utworzyć
14 - I'm from Poland and... It exists in order to create (sth). - [To] Istnieje, by tworzyć (coś). It...

Languagejon357 - 22 Oct 2012 / toucan - 11 Feb 2017
How many words does the Polish language have?   2
31 - Perhaps though, substitute "word" (słowa) with "concept" (pojęcie) and it will become clear that utterances aka words may be...

Languagesmurf - 27 Jul 2011 / Lyzko - 10 Feb 2017
Polish texts/stories with audio and English translation?
5 - Hello! You should remeber one simple rule. Grammar is a vital and extraordinary aspect. and all grammar books are...

Languageoron - 20 Feb 2011 / carlyneth - 8 Feb 2017
"Poles" or "Polish people" - which is better to use?   2   3   4   5
147 - It is rather simple, Polish is an adjective and a Pole is a noun. So yes, you can...

LanguageFrank - 23 Oct 2006 / pukpuk - 7 Feb 2017
Patrick Ney - Is his Polish Legit?
25 - NYP, if you decide to learn Polish your efforts will be greatly appreciated by most Poles you come into...

Languagenewyorkpolish - 31 Jan 2017 / after2020 - 3 Feb 2017
Improving Polish reading comprehension and vocabulary. A downloadable collection of passages?
14 - Merged: Polish to English Bilingual Material? Hi there, does anybody know any good Polish to English Bilingual...

Languagemyjustyna - 11 May 2011 / newyorkpolish - 2 Feb 2017
Best website to learn Polish from
13 - @mochadot18 without doubt the best free resource is duolingo...

Languagemochadot18 - 19 Jul 2012 / Kzyszek - 1 Feb 2017
A software which converts Polish text to audio?
7 - Thank you Gshegosh. I really appreciate it....

Languageolgaevans - 9 Apr 2011 / newyorkpolish - 31 Jan 2017
Nice to meet you all. I have a question about Poland's Accents?
18 - Perhaps some can distinguish between those two sounds, but the ability to produce them correctly is another matter entirely:-)...

Languagerosebery2 - 29 Jan 2017 / Lyzko - 30 Jan 2017
Polish regional accents?   2   3   4   5
141 - @Ziemowit Never heard anyone but some undereducated people say it that way and i speak Greater Polish. Greater Polish...

LanguagePolonius3 - 29 Jun 2010 / NoToForeigners - 30 Jan 2017
"Wszystko w porządku?" - How do you Say? I can't hear the "w" sound.
5 - Sometimes, certain consonants sound as though they are merged with the following letter! Wszystko w porządku looks "phonetically" like...

Languagenewyorkpolish - 30 Jan 2017 / Lyzko - 30 Jan 2017
I'm Moving from UK To Poland to learn Polish and live there
4 - You don't frighten Simon1. There are many good possibilities of earnings in Poland for Brits. Example, your own business...

LanguageSimon1 - 25 Jan 2017 / WulfrunianbBoy - 30 Jan 2017
Spelling of a Polish name?
12 - Pretending to be a Pole, in my guess, he was trying to say "Waldek" but instead he said...

Languagekelvin 101 - 1 Jan 2017 / andy13 - 23 Jan 2017
Which is the BEST, EASIEST to learn & most helpful"POLISH FOR FOREIGNERS"course?   2
32 - I know the grammar in and out, and have heard Polish spoken correctly since a small kid. But...

LanguageMarina1993 - 9 Jan 2010 / Bejma - 22 Jan 2017
"A" and "I" usage in Polish language
22 - That's not a sentence. the first and third ands are definitely i, the second... depends on how the...

LanguageSemsem - 26 Sep 2010 / mafketis - 20 Jan 2017
Listening to music and learning Polish   2
46 - My Dad's Filipinki album puts me in the mood. "Jedziemy Autostopem" is my fave. The girls enunciate...

Languagerafik - 12 Apr 2008 / Bejma - 18 Jan 2017
Listening to a CD is not working - I want to learn Polish?
8 - Sit at a table with a few college educated Poles (educated Poles speak slower, and very clearly). Throw...

Languagepauljames - 8 May 2012 / Bejma - 18 Jan 2017
Polish Short Stories \\ Polish Language Exam (writing-reading-listening)
4 - While attending Jag U in Krakow, they gave me the University's test to place me in a Polish language...

Languageozzzy_30 - 21 Feb 2010 / Bejma - 18 Jan 2017
'Dobrze ze jestes' Polish phrase
3 - Well thank you very much, that is pleasing ;)...

LanguageQuinn44 - 16 Jan 2017 / Quinn44 - 16 Jan 2017
Male name declension in Poland   2
38 - @DominicB Well... Maybe. I am always saying we Wrocławiu anyway. Good thing Lyzko won't be (hopefully) using we Warszawie...

Languagejgrabner - 11 Jan 2017 / NoToForeigners - 14 Jan 2017
Harmless old-fashioned Polish swear words/phrases   2   3
72 - Makes perfect sense....

LanguageJadwiga - 18 Feb 2009 / Lyzko - 10 Jan 2017
Nice Polish phrases to say to men   2   3
69 - "Przez" is definitely correct and more elegant, whereas "na" tends to be colloqial in this context. IMHO....

Languageanglikgirl - 13 Sep 2007 / Ziemowit - 10 Jan 2017
Dziadzia / Babcia - help me with spelling/pronunciation   2
41 - It's Baci (like Italian "ci') and Jodjew[.... ...gosh how i miss them so. I can still remember his...

LanguageI'm_a_guest - 26 Nov 2006 / Judi2013 - 7 Jan 2017
Polish equivalent or translation for "still waters run deep"
2 - Cicha woda brzegi rwie....

LanguageGKrajenta - 6 Jan 2017 / Chemikiem - 6 Jan 2017
Polish in 4 Weeks CD-ROM
22 - Does anyone know if there is a mac version of the cd rom available and if so where I...

Languagezlotytarasy - 7 Apr 2010 / joshonskis - 5 Jan 2017
Help with song recognition about slonce
8 - Thank you. No that second one is a song that I recognize in English. Sunrise, Sunset. ...

LanguageGlindaz - 4 Jan 2017 / Glindaz - 5 Jan 2017
Free Polish Lessons On-line, looking for websites?
14 - Duolingo...

Languageannemb - 22 Jan 2011 / smurf - 4 Jan 2017
I was born in Poland and I cannot pronounce 'CZ'   2
35 - @mafketis There's no problem with "ought to" in positive statements. In negatives and questions, though, it is usually...

Languageadaarmada - 29 Dec 2016 / DominicB - 2 Jan 2017
Help with alphabet letters
5 - Oops! Yes you're right, less than 100kb....

LanguageChesterfr - 28 Dec 2016 / Chemikiem - 1 Jan 2017
Polish Village - German to English translation...
11 - Thank all so much for the translation, the translation has helped me enormously in grasping the history of this...

Languagetadoz - 31 Dec 2016 / tadoz - 1 Jan 2017
Collection of learning resources for learning the Polish language   2   3   4   5
128 - Why do I need books like the suggestion above? Say that an American writer of such books is delighted...

Languagecjjc - 8 Jan 2009 / Piotr_English - 31 Dec 2016
What's the difference between "idź" and "przejdź"?
19 - Thanks gumishu...

LanguageReadX - 18 Dec 2016 / ReadX - 29 Dec 2016
Busha and JaJa   2   3   4
112 - I'm not Polish (can't all be perfect), but I heard busha from my polish friend as a kid, and...

Languagecassandra - 9 Sep 2012 / wannabepol - 26 Dec 2016
Polish inscription in a book for a loved one   2
35 - Paulina Thank you - you totally get me! Although I am far from refined (old squatter punk!), I...

LanguageEuroBrit - 11 Dec 2016 / EuroBrit - 24 Dec 2016


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