Nojas 4 | 110 6 May 2016 #151Russian and Polish is not similiar at all.And that you find many "German" words in Polish has zero to do with WW2. It's because most European languages were influenced by latin during medieval times. French took latin words, Germany took same words from France and countries like Poland and Sweden took the same words from Germany. It was all intermixed, in particular depending on which language was the diplomatic one at the time. Also depending on which language was the fashion among the nobles. Early medieval times it was french, later (in particular during Hansa) it was German.Water, Vatten, Wasser, Woda.Maj gadd.