Polish to Begin with: Lesson 26 (plural forms of nouns and adjectives)
May 16, 2009 by Anna
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!
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 24
Feb 20, 2009 by Anna
Complain a bit about your health and get a nice sympathetic reaction from your Polish friends!
Listen how to do it
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 23 (New Year's resolutions)
Jan 19, 2009 by Anna
As it's high time for New Year's resolutions we talk a little about future tense in Polish.
For imperfective verbs you need these forms to create future tense:
(And we are thinking about some nice way to make the transcripts available - just give us some time!)
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 22 (Weekend)
Nov 15, 2008 by Anna
Today we talk about our weekend. It's not very exciting, really. Actually, our weekends are quite boring. Surely yours are much more interesing, so tell us all about what you do on weekends... in Polish :)
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 21
Oct 24, 2008 by Anna
Today you will learn all about Polish verbs in present tense.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 20
Sep 7, 2008 by Anna
Here you can learn how to pay compliments in Polish
You look great today. = Świetnie dziś wyglądasz.
Thanks and the same to you. = Dzięki nawzajem.
Really? = Naprawdę?
This colour really suits you. = Naprawdę do twarzy ci w tym kolorze.
What a fantastic haircut. = Ale świetna fryzura.
Seriously? = Serio?
Of course = Jasne!
It really suits you. = Bardzo ci pasuje.
Well done. = Dobra robota.
Keep up the good work! = Tak trzymaj!
Your eyes are like stars. = Twoje oczy są jak gwiazdy
Oh, you are so cleaver. = Ach, jaki ty jesteś mądry.
Oh, well, darling, that’s who I’m. = Ech, drobiazg kochanie, to dla mnie nic.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 19
July 19, 2008 by Anna
Today we are talking about family.
Here is the link.
And here is the vocab:
family = rodzina
sister = siostra
brother = brat
mother = matka
father = ojciec
mum = mama
dad = tata
bye-bye = pa pa
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 18
July 14, 2008 by Anna
This podcast is for you to check how much you have already learnt. You should be able to understand most of it – if not, go back to our previous lessons and see which parts you have missed.
Co za dziwny zbieg okoliczności = What a strange coincidence!
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 17
Jun 24, 2008 by Anna
Today: all phrases you need when eating :)
And add some new words to your Teach2000
Bon appetite! = Smacznego!
The same to you = Nawzajem.
Have a nice weekend = Miłego weekendu.
Cheers = Na zdrowie.
Tea or coffee? = Kawa czy herbata?
Coffee, please = Poproszę kawę.
Tea, please = Poproszę herbatę.
Tea with milk but without sugar, please = Poproszę herbatę z mlekiem, ale bez cukru.
Tea with lemon, please = Poproszę herbatę z cytryną.
Do you take sugar? = Słodzisz?
No, thank you = Nie, dziękuję.
One spoon of sugar, please = Tak, poproszę jedną łyżeczkę cukru.
Two spoons of sugar, please = Tak poproszę dwie łyżeczki cukru.
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.
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
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!
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)
To download the lesson go here
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 12
April 20, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners you will learn numbers up to 100.
Here are some words to add to your Teach2000 list:
30 = trzydzieści
40 = czterdzieści
50 = pięćdziesiąt
60 = sześćdziesiąt
70 = siedemdziesiąt
80 = osiemdziesiąt
90 = dziewięćdziesiąt
100 = sto
That’s too difficult. = To za trudne.
How old are you? = Ile masz lat?
I’m 26. = Mam 26 lat.
an apple = jabłko
You’re stupid. = Głupi jesteś
I think that… = Myślę, że…
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 11
April 13, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners you'll learn lots of useful adjectives.
If you want to add them to you Teach2000 lists here they are:
hungry = głodny, głodna
tired = zmęczony, zmęczona
beautiful = piękny, piękna
tall = wysoki, wysoka
handsome = przystojny
ugly = brzydki, brzydka
short (opposite to tall) = niski, niska
fat = gruby, gruba
slim = szczupły, szczupła
poor = biedny, biedna
rich = bogaty, bogata
old = stary, stara
young = młody, młoda
big = duży, duża
small = mały, mała
long = długi, długa
short (opposite to long) = krótki, krótka
What does it mean? = Co to znaczy?
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 10
April 8, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish lesson for beginners you'll learn the verb "to have".
To be or not to be. = Być albo nie być.
to have = mieć
I have = mam
I have a problem. = Mam problem.
I have some time. = Mam czas.
I don’t have much time. = Nie mam czasu.
you have = masz
Do you have a question? = Masz pytanie?
he has = on ma
He has a Polish girl-friend. = On ma polską dziewczynę.
she has = ona ma
She has a Polish boy-friend. = Ona ma polskiego chłopaka.
we have = mamy
We have a Polish lesson now. = Mamy teraz lekcję polskiego.
you have = macie
You have a nice house. = Macie ładny dom.
they have = oni mają, one mają
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 9
April 3, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish for beginners you'll learn the verb "to be".
to be = być
I am = jestem
you are = jesteś
he is = on jest
she is = ona jest
we are = jesteśmy
you are = jesteście
they are (masculine) = oni są
they are (feminine) = one są
ill = chory, chora
tired = zmęczony, zmęczona
hungry = głodny, głodna
a little bit = trochę
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 8 (numbers 11-29)
March 23, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners you'll learn numbers 11 to 29.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 7 (Easter)
March 17, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast we talk about Polish Easter and some traditions that you really should be familiar with!
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 6
March 10, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish Podcast you learn all words you need to know to be polite, so if you want to feed your Teach2000 with them, here they are:
please = proszę
sorry = przepraszam
no problem = nic nie szkodzi
thank you = dziękuję
But the word "proszę" is much more than simple "please". Listen and learn all about Polish magic words.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 5 (numbers 0-10)
March 4, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast for beginners you learn numbers 0 to 10. They look like that:
1 [ye•den] – jeden
2 [dva] – dwa
3 [tshi] – trzy
4 [chte•ri] – cztery
5 [pyench] – pięć
6 [sheshch] – sześć
7 [shye•dem] – siedem
8 [o•shyem] – osiem
9 [jye•vyench] – dziewięć
10 [jye•shyench] – dziesięć
Remember: when you learn numbers try not to think about them in you mother tongue but go straight to the number itself!
P.S. We also do a little bit of math today. After you listen to the podcast check if your equations look similar to these:
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 4
Feb 25, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast you learn how to ask: "How are you?" and give an answer... in a Polish way.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 3
Feb 18, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast you will learn how to say where you are from and that you don't understand Polish very well. Trust us that the phrase "I don't understand" is really useful!
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 2 (Valentine's Day)
Feb 10, 2008 by Anna
In this Bloggy Polish podcast you will learn how to say "I love you" and other things useful on Valentine's Day. We also read for you the texts which we suggested as the perfect content of your Valentine's card.
Polish to Begin with: Lesson 1
Feb 3, 2008 by Anna
Here comes our first Bloggy Polish lesson for beginners. You will learn how to say "hello" and "goodbye", and how to introduce yourself.