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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 Polish: Lesson 8 (Internet)

    Jun 10, 2008 by Anna

    słówka:

  • addiction = uzależnienie
  • addicted = uzależniony
  • website = strona internetowa
  • pożyteczne = useful
  • browser = przeglądarka
  • check email = sprawdzać mejle
  • to have access = mieć dostęp
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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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    Vocabulary

    March 7, 2008 by Łukasz

    One of the biggest problems with learning languages is that the new vocabulary somehow doesn’t want to stick to our memory. Unfortunately, it is perfectly natural and it happens to everybody. So don’t get frustrated whenever you discover that you still don’t remember a new word. Just give it some time and practice. A good way to learn your vocabulary is to use flashcards. You can either prepare them yourself in a traditional way (paper, scissors and pen!) or use some software. Teach2000 is a good one. You can download it from here. It’s completely free and here is your first list to paste into the programme:

  • hi; bye = Cześć!
  • My name is = Mam na imię
  • And you? = A ty?
  • What’s you name? = Jak masz na imię?
  • hello; good morning; good afternoon = dzień dobry
  • Please repeat. = Proszę powtórzyć.
  • good bye = do widzenia
  • yes = tak
  • no = nie
  • Nice to meet you. = Miło mi.
  • Where are you from? = Skąd jesteś?
  • I am from Poland. = Jestem z Polski.
  • I am from the UK. = Jestem z Anglii.
  • I’m from Ireland. = Jestem z Irlandii.
  • I’m from France. = Jestem z Francji.
  • I’m from the States. = Jestem z Ameryki.
  • I don’t understand. = Nie rozumiem.
  • I don’t speak Polish very well. = Nie mówię dobrze po polsku.
  • I don’t understand. I don’t speak Polish very well. = Nie rozumiem. Nie mówię dobrze po polsku.
  • 1= jeden
  • 2 = dwa
  • 3 = trzy
  • 4 = cztery
  • 5 = pięć
  • 6 = sześć
  • 7 = siedem
  • 8 = osiem
  • 9 = dziewięć
  • 10 = dziesięć