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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 24

Feb 20, 2009 by Anna

Complain a bit about your health and get a nice sympathetic reaction from your Polish friends!

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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:

  • będę
  • będziesz
  • będzie
  • będziemy
  • będziecie
  • będą
  • (And we are thinking about some nice way to make the transcripts available - just give us some time!)

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    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 :)

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    Polish to Begin with: Lesson 21

    Oct 24, 2008 by Anna

    Today you will learn all about Polish verbs in present tense.

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    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.
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    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
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    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!
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    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 list:
  • 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.
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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 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 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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    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…
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    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?
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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:

  • 1+1=
  • 2+2=
  • 2+3=
  • 5+2=
  • 7+3=
  • 10-1=
  • 9-3=
  • 6-4=
  • 2+6=
  • 8-8=
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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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