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A really funny way to learn some Polish

April 9, 2009 by Anna

I know it's a bit strange but it's fun anyway: Misja Kraków.

 

Polish cases in poetry :)

April 9, 2009 by Anna

Here is the best (and the only) poem we have ever read about Polish cases:

 

In Case of Polish

 

The Polish language is quite curious.

Seven cases! Yes, they’re serious.

The Nominative Case is so exquisite.

Answers the question: who or what is it?

If there’s few or even many,

Or you tell me there’s not any,

Look for something that’s a possession.

Carefully listen for a preposition

Od, ze, do, dla, or koło

Genitive case does a solo.

Now I know it sounds amusing

To what, to whom – it’s just confusing!

But if you listen to the help I give,

I lend to you this case of Dative.

I see I need to get going soon

Of course, I’d like to fly to the moon

Just remember when passing through

That any old direct object will do

And action or motion to anyplace

Always results in the Accusative case.

Whether in front or behind, above, under or below

There’s one more thing that you need know

Transportation is fundamental

When the case is Instrumental

Although it may seem quite apparent

About “on”, “in”, “by”, or “after” it is inherent

That these are prepositions of locations.

(I thank you now, for your patience.)

We’ve arrived at the case called Locative

And all that’s left – hey you! Vocative!

By Polish learner Frances Turner

We took it from here

 

About Polish in English

Sep 14, 2009 by Anna

To read about Polish and Poland in English you can go here.

 

BBC - A Touch of Polish

Jun 30, 2009 by Anna

Your Polish online soap

Read the story of Polish ex-pat Bogdan and English divorcee, Sarah, which has been written by you. For 17 weeks you decided on the next line or twist of plot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/polish/soap/

 

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 Polish: if you feel really brave :)

May 13, 2008 by Anna
If you feel like trying to read something longer, we recommend "Opowieści mojej żony" by Mirosław Żuławski. It's a really lovely book and it's free in the Internet (with a glossary!).