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Short Polish<->English translations


abcccc    
17 Sep 2012  #91
niesamowity
chaza 50 | 254    
3 Feb 2013  #92
[Moved from]: Difference between popsuty and zepsuty

what is the difference between popsuty and zepsuty, my aged mother uses popsuty and i was taught to use zepsuty. is one old polish.

thanks
chaza
Zibi - | 336    
3 Feb 2013  #93
They mean the same. I would say that "popsuty" is somewhat more colloquial.
arnaud 4 | 3    
23 Mar 2013  #94
[Moved from]: How to say "both"

To the question "Czy mówię za cicho czy niewyraźnie?", I would like to answer "both". Is there any way to say that in Polish?
wjtk - | 29    
23 Mar 2013  #95
To i to/i to i to.

Or "i za cicho i niewyraźnie".
Lyzko    
23 Mar 2013  #96
Polish also has a number of forms for "oboje", but indeed that's a different "both" from what you'd asked about:-)
milawi    
23 Mar 2013  #97
arnaud
yes, 'jedno i drugie'
Pan Zuk Gnojowy 10 | 24    
2 Jul 2013  #98
Merged: AKURAT

"Akurat" - to słowo, które słyszę codziennie, w wielu sytuacjach i coraz mniej rozumiem. Od czasu do czasu trafię w sedno z tym - ale nawet wtedy nie wiem dokładnie co powiedziałem :)

bardzo proszę o definicje, przkłady, równoważne zwroty w języku angielskim, i takie tam

z góry dziękuję
4 eigner 2 | 848    
2 Jul 2013  #99
Akurat

in many situations it means "yeah, right"
delfinek200 - | 1    
3 Aug 2013  #100
na zawsze for example: I'll stay with you for good.
zawsze for example: I've always liked you.

Forgive my English:)
Christina102    
15 Mar 2015  #101
Merged: Translation of " Tego goscia z mpesow dales nie ma ?"

What is the translation of this phrase?

"Tego goscia z mpesow dales nie ma ? "

Thank you very much

Christine
Looker - | 972    
15 Mar 2015  #102
mpesow

Either misspelled or it's an unknown acronym.

dales

If this word would be "dalej", the sentence could be translated as:

Is this guy from 'MPS' still missing?
Zazulka 3 | 129    
17 Mar 2015  #103
maybe MOPS = social assistance office ???
Tego goscia z MOPSu nadal nie ma? Is the guy from MOPS still not here?
Snowflake - | 71    
20 Mar 2015  #104
Merged: Trzydzieści minut żebrania - need help in translation

Good morning all.
I have one funny sentence and i need help in translation:
" Trzydzieści minut żebrania przed, nie jest grą wstępną!"

Thanks a lot in advance!
Nathans    
20 Mar 2015  #105
" Trzydzieści minut żebrania przed, nie jest grą wstępną!"

Thirty minutes of begging is not a foreplay!
jon357 66 | 13,335    
20 Mar 2015  #106
Without 'a' and it's perfect :-)
Snowflake - | 71    
20 Mar 2015  #107
Many thanks for help!
Have a nice day.
Polonius3 1,008 | 12,508    
20 Mar 2015  #108
Merged:Centrum Opiekuńczo-Wychowawcze and Ośrodek Szkoleniowo-Edukacyjny

The wychowanie/wychowawcze business is a pain to translate into English. Also, how about this: Nie tylko centra oświatowo-wychowawcze ale także ośrodki szkoleniowo-edukacyjne uczestniczą w...bla-bla, ple-ple...

Some of those things sound like bureau-gibberish from the commie years in Poland, but they still function so there has to be a nice way to translate them. Esp. centra & ośrodki!
Nathans    
21 Mar 2015  #109
Perhaps:

centrum - center
ośrodek - resort
Polonius3 1,008 | 12,508    
26 Mar 2015  #110
[Moved from]: Meaning of Profesor dr "rehabilitowany"?

How does one translate this into proper English: prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Srajda

Not being one much for stuffed-shirt titles I often jokingly say Profesor dr "rehabilitowany" in Polish,
Seriously though, would we just say Professor Mieczysław Srajda in English?
Looker - | 972    
26 Mar 2015  #111
It basically means that this man, being a doctor, received the habilitation qualification. Then he became professor, but the title "dr habilitowany" remains, however it is used only in writing. So yes, we can say Professor ... in English.
Szybkowski 5 | 10    
27 Mar 2015  #112
Merged:Need help translating letter from Lodz archives.

Hello everybody, I recently received this letter from the Lodz archives after asking for any information on my family from Daszyna, Lodz pre-1939. I'm not quite sure what they are asking me to do. Any help is appreciated.



Looker - | 972    
27 Mar 2015  #113
The key parts of this letter:

According to the article of the Code of Administrative Procedure "application should contain at least an indication of the person from which it comes, his/her address and request." In addition, "if the application does not indicate the address of the applicant and there is no possibility of establishing this address on the basis of available data, the application will be not reviewed." Therefore, we are calling for the removal of formal deficiencies within seven days. Not correcting these shortcomings will result in no examination of this application.
At the same time please specify what type of documents for Martin, Marianne and Joseph Szybkowski you are interested in..

markorant    
2 Apr 2015  #114
Merged: help with translation

Hello everyone,

Can somebody please help me with an English-to-Polish translation. I am writing an article about start-up companies dealing in trade receivables / factoring business, and I am strugguling with the phrase "receivables exchange" (such as the U.S. company recx.com/)

I managed to find two possible translations being "giełda należności" or "giełda wierzytelności".

Which one would be more appropriate? What is the difference between "należności" and "wierzytelności"?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,102    
2 Apr 2015  #115
należności is close to payment while wierzytelności is close to debt
XxxYyy    
7 Apr 2015  #116
Merged: Polish into English

Hello! I'm learning English and i would be really grateful if somebody could help me with translating a few expressions:

1) zebrać szczękę z podlogi
2) foch
3) which one is correct: help me with or in
4) pierdoła/sierota
5) ogórek kiszony- according to wikipedia it's a pickle but it's not

Thank you in advance!
Vincent 9 | 804  Moderator  
8 Apr 2015  #117
I've had to look most of these up, so wait for a second opinion:)

1) zebrać szczękę z podlogi

if you are amazed or in disbelief about something, your jaw drops. If you have to pick it off the floor, then you're really amazed :)

2) foch

the sulks

3) which one is correct: help me with or in

help me with is used more often.

4) pierdoła/sierota

bullsh*t/orphan

5) ogórek kiszony- according to wikipedia it's a pickle but it's not

According to my dictionary, kiszony is pickle or marinated .
XxxYyy    
9 Apr 2015  #118
Aaa thanks so much, especially the 2nd one has made my life easier:)
Zazulka 3 | 129    
9 Apr 2015  #119
kiszony = sour pickle or brine cured pickle
Polonius3 1,008 | 12,508    
9 Apr 2015  #120
I think it's a cultural thing. In the Anglo and maybe even most of the Western world pickling implies curing something in a vinegar-based marinade. Polish differentiates between marynowane (marinated in a vinegar solution) and kiszony (brine cured without any vinegar). So waht are known as pickled cucumbers in Polish can be konserwowe (used instead of marynowane) or kiszone or kwaszone (brine cured). Sauekraut in Polish is kapusta kiszona. The term konserwowy also means tinned or canned, so groszek konserwowy would mean tinned peas without any vinegar. Smacznego!




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