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I'm going to a Polish New Years Eve Party in England, help?!


Aleksandria 2 | 1
31 Dec 2010 #1
Hi everyone,
My family are Polish but I was never really taught Polish as I was growing up so I cant speak that much Polish, alothough Iam learning it at the moment :)

Anyway, here in England, I have a few Polish friends and one of them has invited me to a new years eve party at his friends house. Everyone there is going to be Polish and from Poland so they will all be native Polish speakers. Iam getting very anxious now as I only really know him (my friend) and nobody else. Also, everyone will be talking Polish and I will feel like I'm annoying everyone because they will have to talk to me in English. I will of course, try and use my polish as much as possible, but it would only be little phrases like please and thank you or hello. How do I fit in more? Even though Iam one of them technically, I fear I will feel like a outsider :(
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
31 Dec 2010 #2
You'll be right. They're not going to ignore the only foreigner there... They'll speak to you in English or you could strike up a conversation too?

It's New Years Eve, just get drunk and have fun! Either way you'll know a lot more Polish by tomorrow morning...

Happy New Year. :)
frd 7 | 1,399
31 Dec 2010 #3
I fear I will feel like a outsider :(

Decent people know that if there is a foreign guest they should use the language which the guest knows best. , Knowing that you will feel like an outsider. they should have a friendly chat with you and try to entertain you. That's how me and my friends act if there's someone who doesn't speak polish among us... Hope you're gonna meet the right people and some boors.
tygrys 3 | 295
31 Dec 2010 #4
How do I fit in more?

They should try to fit in, they are in UK, they should learn the language. This is your country, don't let them walk all over you.
Ashleys mind 3 | 455
31 Dec 2010 #5
don't let them walk all over you.

Unless it's some sort of Thai massage game...;)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
31 Dec 2010 #6
I will feel like I'm annoying everyone because they will have to talk to me in English

Don't worry about them. Trening czyni mistrza :)
Marynka11 4 | 676
31 Dec 2010 #7
Also, everyone will be talking Polish and I will feel like I'm annoying everyone because they will have to talk to me in English.

Don't worry, Polish people dance at the parties. Even if you can't talk to anyone you always can dance. I was once at a party with all Mexicans without knowing a world of Spanish, but they danced like crazy, so I still had a ball there.

Enjoy the party! And Happy New Year.
OP Aleksandria 2 | 1
3 Jan 2011 #8
Thanks guys! In the end it was probably the best New Years Eve I have ever had in my life! I didn't want to go home! :D

Dziekuje bardzo! Szczesliwego Nowego Roku :**
irish1 - | 7
30 Jan 2011 #9
Trening czyni mistrza :)

what does this mean? thanks, just curious :-)
Lenka 3 | 2,564
30 Jan 2011 #10
Exercise makes you a master-really literally.I don't remember the English version.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
31 Jan 2011 #11
Practise makes perfect????

I haven't even read the Polish version so taking a punt.
Lenka 3 | 2,564
31 Jan 2011 #12
Yeah,that would be it.


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