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"I wait for you" - American Guy With Polish Girl Question


PolAmKrakow 1 | 4    
11 Apr 2018  #1

I am a American guy with Polish heritage. Committed to learning the language, and struggling. I have a place in Krakow, and have met a very nice girl. I struggle to understand when she says "I wait for you" means when I leave for a few weeks in the US. Does this mean she waits only for me? Is it she looks forward to my return? I am just trying to understand if there is more meaning behind this saying, or maybe I am reading too much into what she has said.

We text every day, when I am in the US working. She does speak some English, much more than my limited Polish. We have gone very slow it took multiple date nights for a kiss on the lips and hand holding. Your advice is much appreciated.

Sylvio 8 | 28    
11 Apr 2018  #2

I would read it as "I look forward to seeing you again". No less, and no more.
OP PolAmKrakow 1 | 4    
11 Apr 2018  #3

Dziękuję Ci Sylvio. Very difficult to "read" the relationship or where it may stand as this would have different context in US.
Sylvio 8 | 28    
11 Apr 2018  #4

"I wait for you" suggests your girl friend translates into English using a dictionary. So, I would read all she says generically, and think any suspect content be an error in her translation.
OP PolAmKrakow 1 | 4    
12 Apr 2018  #5

This is what I would have thought too. But it is actually what she spoke to me at the airport the other day. That is where my confusion lies. I know she uses a translator some times for texting, but this was spoken. Thank you for your thoughts on this though.
Richthecat 2 | 24    
12 Apr 2018  #6

I would imagine the translation would be czekam na Ciebie my polish is not excellent but my wife often says it to me which my interprtation is that she is waiting with anticipation of our next meeting. There are many with much better Polish on here than me but I would say that its an overtly positive statement.
Lyzko 17 | 4,270    
12 Apr 2018  #7

Czekam na Cie(bie). = I'm waiting for you. "I wait for you." sounds a bit like a translation, quite frankly.

Poczekam na Ciebie. = I will wait/I will be waiting for you. The second has more of a future connotation.
OP PolAmKrakow 1 | 4    
12 Apr 2018  #8

If nothing else Lyzko and Richthecat, your interpretations give rise to hope. Much appreciated.
Lyzko 17 | 4,270    
12 Apr 2018  #9

Pleasure was mine entirely! Language helps bridge all gaps.



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