In Polish language we use zmiękczenia; their purpose is to soften some of the letters by adding „i” after the consonant: bi, chi, ci, dzi, fi, gi, hi, ki, mi, ni, pi, si, wi, zi .
Below we have the examples of different words with their translation followed by the audio with pronunciation of each single word.
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When we would like to ask someone “how are you?” in Polish language we would ask: “Jak się masz?”.
Typical answer to this question is “Dobrze, dziękuję, a ty?” (eng. “good, thank you, and you?”).
Depending on our mood, we can answer “Jak się masz?” question in many different ways, here are some examples:
Świetnie ! – Great!
Bardzo dobrze – Very good
Dobrze – Good
Nieźle – Not too bad
Tak sobie – So so
Bywało lepiej – It could be better
Źle – Bad
Bardzo źle – Very bad
Fatalnie! – Horrible!
A ty, jak się masz? 🙂
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After today’s class you will be able to ask and answer question “what is your name?” in Polish language. Let’s first have a look at conjugation of verb “nazywać się“:
As we can see the core word for verb „nazywać się” is „nazywa”.
To ask someone „what is your name?” in Polish language we would use:
„Jak się nazywasz?” or “Jak masz na imię”?
We can answer to it in three different ways:
Mam na imię…
„Jestem” as we know from previous classes means „I am”. „Nazywam się” and „Mam na imię” means in English exactly the same which is „My name is…”.
Here is an audio with pronunciation of sentences from the examples below:
A ty? 🙂
Jak się nazywasz?
1.Polish is considered as one of the most difficult languages! I’m so lucky to be Polish 😉
2. The population in Poland is around 38mln but there are more than 50mln people speaking Polish language in the World!
3. Many important people are/were Poles like: Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus), Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Andrzej Wajda, Adam Małysz, Fryderyk Chopin or Święty Jan Paweł II (Saint John Paul II).
4. It is believed that the geographical center of Europe is situated in Poland. Exactly in Polish village called “Suchowola”.
5. Zamek w Maborku (Malbork’s Castle) is one of the biggest gotic castle in the World. It was the most powerful fortress of medieval Europe. It is one of my favourite spots to visit in Poland!
I leave here a list of some beautiful castles that are definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Poland: https://polskapogodzinach.pl/najpiekniejsze-polskie-zamki/
Do you know any interesting facts about Poland or Polish language?
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