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Poles speaking English - examples


OP pawian 223 | 24,375
17 Feb 2020 #91
Wonderful attempt by Mr President Duda at the recent meeting in Davos

Full speech

youtu.be/ga8X7tHf__w

Parody by opponents

youtu.be/rtlBc7Nx6UY
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
22 Jun 2020 #92
Wonderful attempt by Mr President Duda at the recent meeting in Davos

For comparison, listen to Trzaskowski, Duda`s main rival in the coming elections. The difference is astounding.

youtu.be/B-tR15cgBsU

And a funny situation when an Am Pole/Pol Am is trying to speak English to Trzaskowski. Do Americans say: President of Warsaw?

twitter.com/i/status/1274815555845971972
cms neuf 1 | 1,785
22 Jun 2020 #93
I dont think Duda English is so bad but he lacks confidence and has no gravitas - I can't think of any other world leader who so visibly shrinks from eye contact and proper body language.
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
22 Jun 2020 #94
That is why he is held in such low esteem by JK and other guys.
mafketis 37 | 10,884
22 Jun 2020 #95
who so visibly shrinks from eye contact and proper body language.

Does anyone in PiS have normal body language? I guess Szydło did but they got rid of her and most of the rest seem very off.....
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163
22 Jun 2020 #96
Does anyone in PiS have normal body language?

Agata Duda's body language is by far the most interesting!
mafketis 37 | 10,884
22 Jun 2020 #97
I think she doesn't like being first lady and doesn't like her husband very much (but won't separate or anything as long as she can stay away from him).
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
22 Jun 2020 #98
I think she doesn't like being first lady

That was at the beginning - I talked to a teacher who worked at the same high school she did. She was very unhappy, indeed. Now, she seems to have resigned to certain necessities in life.

Agata Duda's body language is by far the most interesting!

You mean her crouch before the bishops? Yes, it looked funny.
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
23 Jun 2020 #99
listen to Trzaskowski,

It is amazing that PiS TV is critisizing Trzaskowski for his knowledge of foreign languages. They claim it proves his arrogance and he can`t express himself in Polish well enough. hahahaha Incredible. Truly, PiS is the best party for confirmed morons.

And a funny situation when an Am Pole/Pol Am is trying to speak English to Trzaskowski.

That guy was Luke Marcinkiewicz, PiS supporter with Am passport.

Read about it here
wiadomosci.radiozet.pl/Polityka/Wybory-prezydenckie-2020/Wybory-2020.-TVP-atakuje-Trzaskowskiego-za-mowienie-w-obcych-jezykach
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
15 Jul 2020 #100
President Duda vs Russian pranksters who pretended UN Secretary. They talked in English. Duda still stutters but at least he can understand questions by the "Secretary" over the phone and has a general grip on the sense of his replies

I must say I am a little impressed.

youtu.be/I-u1oM0ekDU
gumishu 13 | 6,140
14 Jul 2022 #101
Merged:

Polish politicians and their English



interesting video on Polish politicians' English - youtu.be/qAjW3X23m6k?t=584 - I have put the running time at where the American shares his impression of Tusk
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
10 Feb 2023 #102
Amazing performance by the Chief of General Headquarters, meaning the highest ranking officer in the Polish army right now, the boss of all bosses, Gen Andrzejczak

The General is explaining why aiding Ukraine is vital for Poland - there is no free Poland without a free Ukraine.
Very good English though not perfecf.


Lyzko 45 | 9,417
10 Feb 2023 #103
Poles frequently omit articles and sometimes will
overcompensate for unfamiliarity with English, by
speaking in a loud, deliberate manner.

However in private many will actually internalize
correction and respond to corrective recast by a
native English speaking interlocutor.
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
10 Feb 2023 #104
by
speaking in a loud, deliberate manner.

Are you talking about the General? Well, that is his personal mannerism as a military guy. Simple.

As for omitting articles, he made this mistake a few times, indeed. :):):)
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
11 Feb 2023 #105
I was speaking on average regarding my experience both teaching
as well as conversing with Poles.
mafketis 37 | 10,884
11 Feb 2023 #106
on average regarding my experience both teaching

Most of your experience comes from immigrants who arrived with very little English (formerly the norm). It's not really reflecting of modern Poland.
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
12 Feb 2023 #107
Isn't it?

I Zoom almost on a regular basis with native, "educated" Poles and detect similar such issues with their English. Oh, they'll try to conceal them, of course. Motto here is though, they can run but they can't hide!
Atch 22 | 4,124
12 Feb 2023 #108
Very good English though not perfecf.

Very fluent. His fluency and cohesion would score high marks in an IELTS setting. Touch of an American accent. I notice he pronounces the 'o' in words like program with Polish phonetics :) Wish I could speak Polish as well as he speaks English but I suspect he's worked much harder than I'm prepared to.
gumishu 13 | 6,140
12 Feb 2023 #109
the highest ranking officer in the Polish army right now, the boss of all bosses, Gen Andrzejczak

he was appointed in 2018 ago by no other than president Duda - this is how incompetent PiS cadres are :P
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
12 Feb 2023 #110
this is how incompetent PiS cadres are :P

Don`t be you know what or in other words - be serious. :):) He isn`t PIS cadres as you put it coz the army is apolitical. He was good that is why he was nominated - also by the previous president - PiS has nothing to do with it. :):)
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
13 Feb 2023 #111
Recently heard a YouTube interview with the director Pawlikowski out of London and confess to being quite impressed by the clarity, not to mention the idiomatic naturalness of his English!

Barely would have recognized that he wasn't a Brit, were it not for a degree of interference when pronouncing certain affricates and dipthongs.
Miloslaw 19 | 4,914
13 Feb 2023 #112
were it not for a degree of interference when pronouncing certain affricates and dipthongs.

OMG,you are such a snob!
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
14 Feb 2023 #113
OMG, I'm a linguist by trade and therefore tend to listen for stuff the average person might not!

Merely giving my honest impressions. Pity here that honesty doesn't cut both ways.
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
14 Jan 2024 #114
Ex PM Mati Morawiecki speaks English in PIS campaign to alarm Europeans about PiS being treated badly by the current gov:
He speaks reading the prompter of course. Heavy accent but altogether not so bad. :):):)

However, he could work on his facial expression. Those squinted eyes make nasty impression.


Lyzko 45 | 9,417
16 Jan 2024 #115
Unless a non-native bilingual learns their second language BEFORE roughly
the age of nine, they will always experience a degree of first language interference,
bar none!

A language consists of far more than merely its words, pronunciation/accent, intonation, or its structure. It includes
gesture, length of or the presence alone of facial gazing, humor, transitions and the like aka the intangible stuff of cultural, hidden cues.

For example, renowned Hollywood actors Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, and Jose Ferrer
(Only the latter a true native-born bilingual) not only spoke, but thought in the English language
despite their being born resp. in Eastern Europe, Romania, and Puerto Rico. The reason? They
all learned English well before the advent of their teen years.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
16 Jan 2024 #116
Unless

Unless you can scratch your back with your tongue, your wit is useless.
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
16 Jan 2024 #117
Re-read the post, if you can, and then I'm certain you'll at least partially agree.
Your written English has so much native language interference, as with certain
other posters here, even after reading it several times, I'm still not sure I completely
get the point.

Crudeness and nastiness should never serve as a crutch for plain ignorance!!!
Lyzko 45 | 9,417
16 Jan 2024 #118
For someone whom I've never met, I don't understand you, really I don't!
At least get to know the person on a friendship level before deciding you
don't like them.

Besides, who ever said you have to like that person in order to engage
in conversation??

I stay in touch with many people I personally can't stand, yet I put personal
feelings aside for the sake of social peace.

'See you haven't quite gotten to that level LOL
Ironside 53 | 12,424
16 Jan 2024 #119
Yet I put personal
feelings aside for the sake of social peace.

We are on the Internet forum. What social peace are you talking about? You either post here or not, there are no other considerations.
You are being judged on the content of your posts and your interactions with others.
So far I found you to be:
- slow
- boring
-prejudiced
- narrow-minded
- patronizing
- petty
and that just from the top of my head there is more.
So by all means tell me you are not a troll and bring your certificate from your principal or a local precinct attesting you are not a troll. Maybe I will bite.
OP pawian 223 | 24,375
16 Jan 2024 #120
You are being judged on the content of your posts and your interactions with others

Hmm....... quite promising words...... :):):)

So far I found you to be:

Iron, should decent posters tell you how they find you?? They can but it won`t be merry news for you.

hahahaha

bring your certificate from your principal or a local precinct attesting you are not a troll.

How about you bringing us a certificate you are not a nazio crazy. HA???

All in all, leave Lyzko in peace coz compared to you, he is an angel. hahahaha


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