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106 - Merged: Polish Language exchange with English Hi ...I am a native Arabic speaker also English as well...

LanguageKarol Pol - 31 Oct 2012 / monti123456 - 18 Feb 2017
Sticky: Short Polish<->English translations   2   3   4   ...   16   17
491 - :-) Literally....

LanguageWiktoria17 - 28 Oct 2007 / Lyzko - 9 Feb 2017
'stary pryk' - Translation Check - person from a story speaks Polish   2
50 - @Ziemowit Thank you. That confirms I was correct in the idea of putting Doctor in the same case...

LanguageHGoshorn - 16 Feb 2017 / HGoshorn - Yesterday
Polish slang phrases - most popular.   2   3   4   ...   19   20
572 - @RubasznyRumcajs ... or "stawiać klocka" :)...

Languagenyka - 23 Mar 2007 / NoToForeigners - 20 Feb 2017
How well do Polish people understand Slovak?
23 - in the place I work, there are some Slovaks and Poles... there is no problem in communication- as long...

Languageyokohikasa - 17 Feb 2016 / RubasznyRumcajs - 20 Feb 2017
Polish Grammar quiz/puzzles:
12 - Merged: Short Quiz. Short quiz from Onet that will check your grammar. Good luck! m.onet.pl/styl-zycia/facet,kgp31v...

Languagecatsoldier - 1 Oct 2012 / NoToForeigners - 19 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
How long to to learn Polish? In hours?   2
47 - Mimicking the speech patterns of native speakers is especially important. In addition, watching for the typical transference errors in...

LanguageJiuJitsu - 5 Feb 2017 / Lyzko - 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
Terms of endearment in Polish   2   3   4   5
146 - Could also translate it as: Que sera sera....whatever will be will be....

LanguageJedeane Macdonald - 9 Feb 2006 / terri - 1 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
Family Polish Language Games
5 - Only a suggestion, BlackPerks, don't necessarily take my word for it:-)...

LanguageBlackPerks - 18 Dec 2016 / Lyzko - 19 Dec 2016
Trying to find a Polish song my Grandfather used to sing and play on his harmonica " Goon Stary Ba or Baba"
3 - You were close with the wording if milawi has the right song. Here are the lyrics to it:-...

Languagem3axy - 16 Dec 2016 / Chemikiem - 18 Dec 2016
How hard is it to learn Polish?   2   3   4   5   6
179 - My apologies for before, Hagrida! You stated that Georgian, not Russian, is your mother tongue....

Languageblargh - 12 Feb 2011 / Lyzko - 12 Dec 2016
Ukrainian language similar to Polish?   2   3   4   ...   7   8
224 - A chacteristic feature of Ukrisanian is the "-ty" infinitive ending. My late dziadek, a great jokester and yarn-spinner,...

Languagenobody - 9 Dec 2008 / Polonius3 - 12 Dec 2016
Perfective vs Imperfective - grammar   2   3   4   5   6
151 - The problems of "literal" translation:-)))...

Languagescrivomcdivo - 12 Nov 2008 / Lyzko - 11 Dec 2016
Ski Or Ska? - Polish surname endings   2
39 - I was a school secretary and was confused by the surname on record of a foreign student. She explained...

LanguageLina19 - 10 May 2010 / BevintheD - 5 Dec 2016
Good Polish Music To Help Me Learn?
16 - Sasha Strunin - To nic kiedy płyną łzy Monika Lewczuk - ty i ja Natalia szroeder - domek z...

LanguageSimon1 - 8 Nov 2016 / Cleiton_1996 - 3 Dec 2016
Help translating historical passage in Polish
2 - osocznik was a guard of forest and hunter who helped and organized hunting for his king....

Languagewjh - 1 Dec 2016 / peter_olsztyn - 1 Dec 2016
Polish gravestone translation
17 - "Blood relations", no doubt:-)...

Languagesarahxj82 - 30 Nov 2016 / Lyzko - 1 Dec 2016
Correct Spelling - Stacy / Stasia?
12 - Indeed. Stace = Stacy I have never denied that....

LanguageLFK - 29 Nov 2016 / Wulkan - 30 Nov 2016
Difficult verb pairs in the Polish Language; iść-chodzić, jechać-jeździć   2
34 - ....it's also why certain verbs have either ONLY one form, perfective, OR imperfective, and NOT both!! Most verbs though...

Languagelinhbup - 23 Nov 2016 / Lyzko - 27 Nov 2016


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