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Polish to Begin with: Lesson 26 (plural forms of nouns and adjectives)

May 16, 2009 by Anna

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In short:

if it's a neuter noun then the ending in plural form is -a (1 piwo - 2 piwa)
if it's a masculine or feminine noun:
- and the last consonant is -k- or -g- then the ending in plural form is -i (1 wódka - 2 wódki)
- and the last consonant is ń, ni, sz, cz, rz/ż, l, j, c, dz, ś, ć or ź than the ending in plural form is -e (1 tokaj - 2 tokaje)
- and the last consonant is any other letter then the ending in plural form is -y (1 miód - 2 miody)

 

Polish to Begin with: Lesson 25 (past tense)

April 11, 2009 by Anna

Here is a short explaination of past tense in Polish.

Wesołych Świąt, smacznego jajka i mokrego śmigusa-dyngusa!

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Polish to Begin with: Lesson 16

Jun 2, 2008 by Anna

Today we are talking about food and we introduce the first case - Accusative.

  • We have lots of food. = Mamy dużo jedzenia.
  • fridge = lodówka
  • What’s in our fridge? = Co jest w naszej lodówce?
  • milk = mleko
  • jam = dżem
  • ham = szynka
  • meat = mięso
  • vegetables = warzywa
  • carrot = marchewka
  • radish = rzodkiewka
  • onion = cebula
  • cabbage = kapusta
  • potatoes = ziemniaki
  • fruit = owoce
  • apple = jabłko
  • banana = banan
  • orange = pomarańcza
  • orange juice = sok pomarańczowy
  • In the fridge we have vegetables and fruit. = W lodówce mamy warzywa i owoce.
  • In the fridge we have butter, meat and milk. W lodówce mamy masło, mięso i mleko.
  • In the fridge we have juice, jam and yogurt. = W lodówce mamy sok, dżem i jogurt.
  • In the fridge we have sausage, ham and carrot. = W lodówce mamy kiełbasę, szynkę i marchewkę.
  • I like. = Lubię.
  • I like radish. = Lubię rzodkiewkę.
  • I like meat. = Lubię mięso.
  • I like bread. = Lubię chleb.
  • I like vegetables. = Lubię warzywa.
  • I like eating. = Lubię jeść.
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    Polish to Polish: grammar :)

    May 23, 2008 by Anna

    If you really feel that you have to see it all in English - there you go:

    Polish Grammar in a Nutshell by Oscar E. Swan

     

    Polish to Begin with: Lesson 15

    May 21, 2008 by Anna

    At last we have our 15th Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners. It's still all about present tense of verbs ending with -ać.

  • I love = Kocham.
  • You love = Kochasz.
  • Loves = Kocha.
  • We love = Kochamy.
  • You all love = Kochacie.
  • They love = Oni kochają.
  • to watch = oglądać
  • In the evening I watch TV = Wieczorem oglądam telewizję.
  • to run = biegać
  • At the weekends I run in the park = W weekendy biegam w parku.
  • to swim – pływać
  • On Saturday I swim at the swimming pool = W sobotę pływam na basenie.
  • to ask – pytać
  • to eat – jeść
  • I eat = Jem.
  • You eat = Jesz.
  • He eats = On je.
  • She eats = Ona je.
  • We eat = My jemy.
  • You all eat = Wy jecie.
  • They eat = Oni jedzą.
  • In the morning we eat breakfast = Rano jemy śniadanie.
  • We eat lunch at 12 o’clock = W południe jemy lunch.
  • In the afternoon we eat dinner = Po południu jemy obiad.
  • In the evening we eat supper = Wieczorem jemy kolację.
  • usually = zwykle
  • cheese = ser
  • tomato = pomidor
  • butter = masło
  • sandwich = kanapka
  • tuna = tuńczyk
  • all the time = ciągle
  • It annoys me! = To mnie denerwuje!
  • why = dlaczego
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    Polish to Polish: Lesson 7 (Daty)

    May 11, 2008 by Anna

    Reading dates in Polish is not the easiest thing in the world. Have a look at our quick explanation, read and listen to the text about Polish history and you will see it's all doable :)

    There are three basic situations:

    1) w 1999 roku

    (only year)

    w tysiąc dziewięćset dziewięćdziesiątym dziewiątym roku

    you keep first two words in Nominative (Mianownik) and last two you put into Locative (Miejscownik)

    2) w 07.1981 roku

    (month + year)

    w lipcu tysiąc dziewięćset osiemdziesiątego pierwszego roku

    put the month into Locative (Miejscownik), keep first two words of the year in Nominative (Mianownik) and last two you put into Genetive (Dopełniacz)

    3) 10.09.1981 roku

    (day + month + year)

    dziesiątego września tysiąc dziewięćset osiemdziesiątego pierwszego roku

    put the day, the month and last two numbers of the year into Genetive (Dopełniacz)

    That's the theory. Now, listen to the text and see how it sounds!

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    Polish to Begin with: Lesson 14

    May 5, 2008 by Anna

    In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners we talk about some verbs in present tense and other useful things. Here are some words to add to your Teach2000:

  • revision, review = powtórka
  • And now, revision, review = A teraz – powtórka.
  • And now it’s time for revision = A teraz czas na powtórkę.
  • I live in London = Mieszkam w Londynie.
  • You live in London = Mieszkasz w Londynie.
  • to read = czytać
  • I’m reading a paper = Czytam gazetę.
  • He’s reading a text in the Internet = On czyta tekst w Internecie.
  • They are reading a magazine = Oni czytają magazyn.
  • to fall = padać
  • I’m exhausted = Padam na nos.
  • It’s raining = Deszcz pada.
  • It’s raining = Pada.
  • Get lost! = Spadaj!
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    Polish to Begin with: Lesson 13

    April 27, 2008 by Anna

    In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners we talk about grammatical genders in Polish. When you learn a new noun in Polish, it’s good to remember what gender it is: męski (masculine), żeński (feminine) or nijaki (neuter). We put symbols in brackets to help you with that.

  • water = woda (ż)
  • mum = mama (ż)
  • coffee = kawa (ż)
  • tea = herbata (ż)
  • lemon = cytryna (ż)
  • computer = komputer (m)
  • phone = telefon (m)
  • boy, boy-friend = chłopak (m)
  • bread = chleb (m)
  • table = stół (m)
  • house, home = dom (m)
  • bus = autobus (m)
  • beer = piwo (n)
  • wine = wino (n)
  • question = pytanie (n)
  • breakfast = śniadanie (n)
  • chicken = kurczę (n)
  • centre = centrum (n)
  • time = czas (m)
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