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Distinguishing between boy/boyfriend/......girl/girlfriend in polish


plg 17 | 263
2 May 2010  #1
In English we have boyfriend and girlfriend which would of course mean you are in a relationship with these people.

If they were not your b/f or g/f then it would just be friend.

But in Polish it is the same word for both, i think : dziewczyna/chlopak.

Girlfriend/girl and boyfriend/boy

Isnt this awkward?

cheers
Drac90 1 | 74
2 May 2010  #2
if you add moja/mój its all ok ^^
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
2 May 2010  #3
Isnt this awkward?

Nope i once googled for bukkake to find out what it was,that was akward.
z_darius 14 | 3,969
2 May 2010  #4
In English we have boyfriend and girlfriend which would of course mean you are in a relationship with these people

Depends on what you mean by "relationship".
Girlfriend may refer to a romantic or non-intimate relationship. Hence, you could have a girlfriend and that would not automatically imply that you are a lesbian.

The same with boyfriend. The relationship does not always mean that the relationship is of romantic or sexual nature.
OP plg 17 | 263
2 May 2010  #5
yes it does

obviously english is not your first language

no 2 guys would ever say this is my boyfriend or even this is my boy friend

you can get a way with it more for females...........

so yous poles dont then, distinguish

ok cheers
Lyzko
2 May 2010  #6
I must therefore assume, standard Polish "przyjaciel" (m) / "przyjaciółka" (f) mean solely "male friend" and "female friend" only in the most Platonic sense of the word.
scottie1113 7 | 898
3 May 2010  #7
Lyzko you're right. A female friend is kolezanka or przyjaciolka. Girlfriend is dziewcyna or moja dziewczyna. So says moja dziewczyna!
Husariawiktoria 1 | 7
3 May 2010  #8
I always thought that

znajom / a = friend, aquaintence
Koleżanka = girlfriend ( romantic interest )
przyjaciol /ka = VERY good friend sometimes known a finace / e

Moj po Polsku jest słaby............so I could be wrong
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
3 May 2010  #9
Koleżanka = girlfriend ( romantic interest )

No. Koleżanka is a female colleague, or a female (not very close) friend. It never corresponds to the English word girlfriend (sth romantic).

przyjaciol /ka = VERY good friend sometimes known a finace / e

Yes, it refers to really close friends. Your few best friends.
z_darius 14 | 3,969
3 May 2010  #10
obviously english is not your first language

It looks like it's not yours either.
Main Entry: boy·friend
Pronunciation: \ˈbȯi-ˌfrend\
Function: noun
Date: 1845

1 : a male friend
2 : a frequent or regular male companion in a romantic or sexual relationship


no 2 guys would ever say this is my boyfriend or even this is my boy friend

and you know all guys?
Even gay ones?
Bzibzioh
3 May 2010  #11
znajom / a = frżiend, aquaintence

Znajomy, znajoma = acquaintance

Koleżanka = girlfriend ( romantic interest )

Koleżanka = female colleague

przyjaciol /ka = VERY good friend sometimes known a finace / e

Przyjaciółka = friend (female), could be also a girlfriend, especially if is preceded by my
Narzeczona = fiancée (female)
Eurola 4 | 1,906
3 May 2010  #12
standard Polish "przyjaciel" (m) / "przyjaciółka" (f) mean solely "male friend" and "female friend" only in the most Platonic sense of the word.

Moja przyjaciolka means my closest friend. Nothing romantic involved.
However, moj przyjaciel..hmmm ...there might be more.
Kolega - just man-friend, a buddy.
Kolezanka - just a female friend.
Lyzko
3 May 2010  #13
dziękuję za wszystko:-)
OP plg 17 | 263
4 May 2010  #14
Collins Paperback English Dictionary :

Boyfriend : a male friend with WHOM a person is romantically or sexually involved.
(not just a friend)

Males dont refer to their male friends as boyfriends (obviously the exception is gay males, but you know i was not talking about that)

Or even boy friend

Girls, especially, younger girls may refer to one of their friends as a girl friend ( 2 separate words) Unless of course they are gay also.

So i think im none the wiser with my polish unless i say "my" first :))


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