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Kurwa? at end of every sentence


reggie124 1 | 4
10 Oct 2011 #1
Hi every1 am new here on this forum, I join this forum because i have few Polish friends and I ask them why you always say (Kurwa) at end of every sentence, even when there talking on phone or mobile... why? cant you end the sentence without swearing (Kurwa)
Wroclaw Boy
10 Oct 2011 #2
Kurwa what a stupid question Kurwa
teflcat 5 | 1,032
10 Oct 2011 #3
You could be more selective in your choice of friends.
OP reggie124 1 | 4
10 Oct 2011 #4
there very nice friends, but why u keep saying (Kurwa)
Wroclaw Boy
10 Oct 2011 #5
I was actually at a care boot sale recently and witnessed two Polish guys carrying a double mattress, one had vision the other did not and the one that did not not said left, left (lewo) but the guy that could actually see where they were going said "nie Kurwa prawo" (right) was quite funny.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
10 Oct 2011 #6
I ask them why you always say (Kurwa) at end of every sentence,

they obviously don't understand the true nature of their own language. kurwa is not used to end a sentence. it should be every second word in the sentence. when one is excited, using a double kurwa in the middle of a sentence is acceptable.

i'm sure others will back me up on this.
carrie65 2 | 40
10 Oct 2011 #7
Same as anyone who says f--- all the time in English, shows a lack of vocabulary and sometimes general ignorance. The classier Poles ( not particularly the rich ones ) don't do this!
gumishu 11 | 5,493
10 Oct 2011 #8
Kurwa what a stupid question Kurwa

no no - you got it completely wrong Wroclaw Boy - it should be: Kurwa, what a kurwa po ch**u stupid question, kurwa
teflcat 5 | 1,032
10 Oct 2011 #9
kurwa is not used to end a sentence.

True, but it's often said after the briefest of pauses.

using a double kurwa in the middle of a sentence is acceptable.

Can't remember hearing a double K, but a I did hear a woman yelling at her husband, who was on his way back from the village shop after a few breakfast beers. After letting him have it she ended with, "Kurwa bardzo." Never heard that one before or since. Sounded almost polite.
Vincent 9 | 817 Moderator
10 Oct 2011 #10
Until recently I always thought the word "kurwa" was just used like a comma in a sentence.
Wroclaw Boy
10 Oct 2011 #11
who was on his way back from the village shop after a few breakfast beers. After letting him have it she ended with, "Kurwa bardzo."

I can just imagine her saying that, thats a satisfying curse, just rolls of the tongue - with venom.
scottie1113 7 | 898
10 Oct 2011 #12
"Kurwa bardzo."

I think the nearest English equivalent is "f*!k you very much".

When I ask my students what the most important Polish word I should know is, they always mention the k word. It's not. Piwo is the most important word, but maybe with the k word after it? :)
OP reggie124 1 | 4
10 Oct 2011 #13
You could be more selective in your choice of friends

there are very good friends, it only when the talk with polish to polish
Lyzko
10 Oct 2011 #14
"Kurwa" simply means "whore".

If Poles, that is, male Poles, insult one another, they might use "Dupo!" (from "dupa" = roughly "arsehole"). Older generations would say "Cholera!" = Dammit!, "Psakrew bydło!", (lit. "Dog's blood, cattle!", which elicits more guffaws of laughter in English than anything elseLOL) or the like. These though are fairly outdated, albeit still recognizable to some--::)
Wroclaw_666 1 | 47
10 Oct 2011 #15
they obviously don't understand the true nature of their own language.

Hehe great explanation :)

Watch this short movie :)
youtu.be/Z2LR0TdoEUA
Seanus 15 | 19,706
10 Oct 2011 #16
These people are best left avoided. They are some of the lowest forms of life I have ever encountered. They seem to find themselves funny but they are tragically mistaken. Pure losers! Drop them like a hot potato.
WielkiPolak 58 | 1,034
11 Oct 2011 #17
A lot of them seem to have moved to GB. You hear this almost all the time. It's not like an educated person or someone with a bit of class never uses the words, but every sentence, all the time and on public transport or somewhere, it is pathetic. A lot of people who are not Polish now know what it means so it is embarrasing. Anyway to the thread starter, don't say 'why do we say it?' We don't. Your friends do. I don't have any friends like this who swear in every sentence.
MinaD 1 | 25
11 Oct 2011 #18
Yes, they say this alot. Almost all poles ive encountered use it ALL the time
beckski 12 | 1,617
11 Oct 2011 #19
there are very good friends, it only when the talk with polish to polish

I can't imagine what they'd say if they were enemies. Reminds me of when blacks refer to each other as the N word. Some Latinos also refer to each other as guay.
Wedle 16 | 496
11 Oct 2011 #20
there very nice friends, but why u keep saying (Kurwa)

In England maybe, in Poland they would be pond life, reflected by the use of the word ( Ku...)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
11 Oct 2011 #21
Pond life is alive and kicking ;)

Tbh, I've heard it much less than when I first came here 7 years ago.
kondzior 12 | 1,125
16 Oct 2011 #22
I would not trust a person who isn't throwing a little "kurwa" once in a while. Such a person got to think very highly about themselvs. I believe Americans call such a personas "nerd".
carrie65 2 | 40
16 Oct 2011 #23
I would not trust a person who isn't throwing a little "kurwa" once in a while.

Not really a matter of having too high an opinion of one's self, some people just do not like bad language!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Oct 2011 #24
It's all about time and place. For example, I was at a post-baptism meal today and no-one ever got close to saying it. It wouldn't have been fitting. It's more for football stadiums.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
16 Oct 2011 #25
It's more for football stadiums.

don't be daft. one can here it everywhere and anywhere.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Oct 2011 #26
I really don't hear it much these days. It obviously can be heard on the streets and in pubs but it's not sth I pick up on these days.
roca 7 | 43
17 Oct 2011 #27
simple, your friends are ''kurwa boys''
f stop 25 | 2,513
17 Oct 2011 #28
I just watched Dzień Świra, and it seems to me that kurwa is very much like f... here. You shouldn't use it too much, especially at work, around old people or kids, but with people you are mad at, or comfortable with, you can let it fly.

That is fine with me. Language is constantly evolving, and I find both of those words genuinely funny.
antheads 13 | 368
17 Oct 2011 #29
its pretty much socially acceptable when you are drunk and shooting the shit./


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