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Polish words that sound funny?


Dirk diggler 8 | 3,618    :-(
9 Jan 2019  #211
korek, flejtuch, frajer, czipsy/chipsy...

one of my favorites in Russian is fotoplomka
Spike31 1 | 438    
  9 Jan 2019  #212
Yet, when it comes to fun factor Czechs are a world champions among Slavs :-)

Cult Hollywood movie scenes with Czech dubbing: demotywatory.pl/4885757
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,607    
  9 Jan 2019  #213
yes I remember back in the day, if there was some deeply weird puppet show on TV at 4am, perhaps a version of Alice in Wonderland, it would invariably be Czech...
Spike31 1 | 438    
9 Jan 2019  #214
weird puppet show

Nothing will beat grotesque creatures from Kleks :-)

youtu.be/UwW34IteSTk
Vlad1234 10 | 352    
9 Jan 2019  #215
wynalazek, wynalazca
Nathans    
11 Jan 2019  #216
May be best to start with words that don't sound funny for a foreigner (who cannot hear the same as a native Polish speaker; same applies to a Pole listening to, let's say, Greek language).
Rich Mazur 5 | 1,718    
11 Jan 2019  #217
Poles speak fast in short bursts as if speaking was a source of physical discomfort to be avoided.
I have been watching Netflix 1983. Eventually, I had to turn on the English subtitles.
Lyzko 17 | 5,264    
11 Jan 2019  #218
More so for men rather than women, I find. Perhaps this is the reason why in my experience, nearly every Polish teacher I've ever met (with the one exception of an openly gay man) has been female:-)

As in many societies, it's a macho thing.
Rich Mazur 5 | 1,718    
11 Jan 2019  #219
Here, they mumble. In some movies, it's so unnatural that it looks forced and deliberate as if they were afraid to be overheard. Pisses the hell out of me and the TV goes off.
Lyzko 17 | 5,264    
11 Jan 2019  #220
Polish men do tend to seemingly enunciate less clearly for me as a foreigner than women, and that's a fact.
Normally, I watch Polish movies without subtitles any longer, that is, for at least eight or nine years now.
When men speak amongst one another, I really have to cock my ear to make sure that I caught everything:-)

On the other hand, when I was watching an older classic, "Knife in the Water" from around '64, the Leon Niemczyk character
I understood more easily than the female character who played the sportswriter's girl friend.
Dirk diggler 8 | 3,618    :-(
11 Jan 2019  #221
I like that series...but I think it's called 1984 not 1983. One of the few shows on Netflix that don't have pro race mixing pro homo agendas
Rich Mazur 5 | 1,718    
  11 Jan 2019  #222
....when I was watching an older classic, "Knife in the Water" ....

I started and stopped when Leon acted like a complete moron and picked up a stranger. That would never, ever happen to me and have zero tolerance for the movies where stupidity is the main character.

It's 1983.
Depressing, boring, in an alternate reality that never happened, and shot like in a basement where the sun never reaches. You know, art. Yeah.
The only redeeming part: nice pair on one of the chicks.
mafketis 16 | 6,247    
12 Jan 2019  #223
when Leon acted like a complete moron and picked up a stranger. That would never, ever happen to me

It was extremely common in the PRL...
Rich Mazur 5 | 1,718    
12 Jan 2019  #224
Now, I see the world through my Americanized eyes. That means I don't trust anybody and anything. I remember taking trains from Radom to Warsaw all by myself when I was 9 to visit my parents. Today, here, we watch our kids when they take garbage to the curb.



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