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Polish baby talk


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
7 Mar 2011  #1
Polish, like other languages, has words and phrases used by or when speaking to small children. Some of them are:
papu - food
lulu - sleep
kicia - kitty
siku - wee-wee
Know any others in common usage?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
7 Mar 2011  #2
Polish, like other languages, has words and phrases used by or when speaking to small children.

there are probably a few words that stay within the family. i mean (childhood) mispronounced words that become helpful, fun words.
jonni 16 | 2,485
7 Mar 2011  #3
Niuniek.
Diana17 - | 1
7 Mar 2011  #4
Hello!
koci-koci, pa-pa, hau- hau :) :)
TanyaCole 1 | 15
5 Jun 2012  #5
Merged: What kinds of things do you say to a Polish baby?

My friends have a beautiful daughter who is just learning to talk, but I don't know what to say to her. I feel stupid saying "Cześć £ucja!" and I don't know Polish slang/baby talk. What kinds of things to people say to babies in Poland?

for example in England you can say things like:
"where's ya shoes??" (in a high and stupid voice)
"Give us a smile"
"where's that smile?"
"oh you're a beautiful baby, oh you are beautiful!"
"hello pretty baby!"

Just some examples I could think of!! Anything will be fine, I just don't want to make mistakes and be laughed at for being to formal..I wouldn't say "Jak się masz?" for example..I would just feel weird!

I hope I am even making sense?
jasondmzk
5 Jun 2012  #6
My wife is constantly asking "Co robisz?" to our little one, in a playful voice. It means "what are you doing?". She also just calls her "małe dzieko", which is just... small child. It sounds funner if you say it funner, trust me.
TanyaCole 1 | 15
9 Jun 2012  #7
Thanks!

Are there any more? for example, would a direct translation of the examples I gave above sound OK or strange?
Jimmu 2 | 157
14 Jun 2012  #8
would a direct translation of the examples I gave above sound OK or strange?

Not strange to the baby! :->
cinek 2 | 337
14 Jun 2012  #9
Are there any more?

Just use many diminutives and short sentences, and should be ok.

Cinek
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
25 Aug 2012  #10
mle-mle - milk

kuku - injury (in US English boo-boo)

There is also a-kuku (peek-a-boo)
sofijufka 2 | 191
26 Aug 2012  #11
dzidzi - little child
amciu - eat
piciu-piciu - drink
tup tup [toop toop] - walk
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
26 Aug 2012  #12
I have heard am for eating.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
26 Aug 2012  #13
we used to say that to my oldest
amać
Kevvy 2 | 37
1 Feb 2013  #15
Say it quickly sounds like male disco


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