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Polish names spelling and pronunciation

Polish_Princess 1 | 1
15 Nov 2010 #1
How do you pronounce the name Zdzisia?

I am 7 months pregnant and I love the name Zdzisia but i dont know how to pronounce it can someone please help me!
gumishu 13 | 6,144
15 Nov 2010 #2

it is an approximation 'cause a couple of sounds in question do not exist in English language

ee: is shorter than usual in English

btw Zdzisia is a pet/short name for Zdzisława (zjee:swavah)
A J 4 | 1,086
15 Nov 2010 #3


If it makes any sense to you!
ShAlEyNsTfOh 4 | 161
23 May 2011 #5
Zdzisia but i dont know how to pronounce it can sumone please help me!

if i'm not mistaken, i think it's originally spelled '-dzisia' or 'Żdzisia', and pronounced like zh-jee-shah
23 May 2011 #6
i think it's originally spelled '-dzisia' or 'Żdzisia'

no. Its spelled Zdzisia. You're pronounciation is acceptable (many people pronounce it like "-dzisia", but never "Żdzisia") but it's more a quoloqial mumble than the proper and clear pronounciation. "Z" like "z" and there's dzi (more less like English "j" but more softer) and "sia" (more less like shia pronounced in one syllabe)
14 Oct 2012 #7
Merged: Correct spelling of Zuzka?

I want to know how to spell my friend's name properly without asking her. It sounds like 'Zushka', but I'm wondering how that would be spelt properly. Thanks in advance.
pawian 218 | 22,823
14 Oct 2012 #8
strzyga 2 | 993
15 Oct 2012 #9
Or Zuźka (Zuza, Zuzka, Zuzanna).
pawian 218 | 22,823
15 Oct 2012 #10
Possible but I never heard this diminutive in real life. :):):)

Wait, tomorrow I am having a lesson with Sue, I will ask her.
7 May 2013 #11
Merged: futza (spelled phonetically in English)

My Grandmother and Aunt called me this when I was a little girl. Does anyone know what this might mean? Thanks!
britopolak 1 | 1
15 May 2013 #12
The closest thing in my dictionary is "fuzja", shotgun. Probably not what you're looking for.

In case it helps, it sounds like it might be a plural form.
27 Jul 2014 #13
Merged: Pronunciation help, how do I pronounce the name Kryssa in Polish?

Hello, I have a question as to how to pronounce the name Kryssa, abbreviated from Krystyna. I am unsure as to whether the double s would be pronounced simply as "sa" (as in the word sat), or whether it would be pronounced as "sh".

As I have no knowledge of the Polish language, any help would be appreciated.
Wulkan - | 3,243
27 Jul 2014 #14
Kryssa, abbreviated from Krystyna.

Wrong, abbreviation from Krystyna is Krysia.
gumishu 13 | 6,144
27 Jul 2014 #15
or whether it would be pronounced as "sh".

you can approximate the Polish pronunciation with English Krisha - you won't go any nearer the correct Polish pronunciation without years of experience - the sound ś that is present in Krysia is not present in English phonetics
jon357 72 | 21,127
27 Jul 2014 #16
the sound ś that is present in Krysia is not present in English phonetics


It isn't precise, and it doesn't help that the OP doesn't say where he's from, but a step in the right direction (if he speaks UK English) would be


5 Sep 2015 #17
Hi I'm wondering if someone could explain to me how to pronounce the name Macik in English for me please.
5 Sep 2015 #18
I think you mean Maciek.
Closest pronunciation is Ma - check.
26 Jul 2016 #19
Merged: My son's best girlfriend - Krzysztof name help

Hi everyone! I'm hoping someone can help me pronounce my son's 6 year old best girl friend's last name. The kids have known each other through daycare for their whole lives and our families have spent a few evenings together this summer. Their family has been super sweet and invited us to their family birthday parties and such and while I'm not quite ready to purchase Rosetta Stone I would like to at least get their last name down.

The father who we call "Chris" is Krzysztof Swirydowicz. Can someone please help me out?
26 Jul 2016 #20
Go to google translate, copy paste this: krzysztof świrydowicz choose polish and tap speaker. It's pretty acurate. Take care.
1 Aug 2016 #21
Majkel_temp: Thank you!
10 Aug 2016 #22
How would you pronounce the last name Chrabaszcz?
kpc21 1 | 763
10 Aug 2016 #23

1. chra -> hra - should be easy
2. bą -> bon - nasal, like bon in Portugese (for example bon dia)
3. szcz -> shch - both sh and ch must be heard separately

nasal, like bon in Portugese

in Portugese it's actually bom dia, not bon dia, but it's almost the same; bon dia is in Catalan

But you have "bon" also for example in French.
20 Mar 2018 #24
I found out, last night, that my last name is actually "Brzek." It was changed to Brink, for some reason...? How is Brzek pronounced in Poland?

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