Polish

Polish is a West Slavonic language with around 40 million speakers mainly in Poland but with large communities in the United States, Canada and Britain (more specifically in London and Chicago).

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Polish holiday phrases ordered by topic.

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Sample text in Polish

An extract from a Polish version of the Little Prince translated by Krystyna rodowska and published by parramón paidotribo,.

Mały Książę (the Little Prince)

Kiedy miałem sześć lat, zobaczyłem pewnego razu wspaniały obrazek, zamiesz- czony w książce o dziewiczej puszczy, noszącej tytuł Historie prawdziwe. przedstawiał on węża boa, pożerającego jakieś dzikie zwierzę. A oto kopia tego rysunku:

When I was six years old, in a book about primeval forests, called 'True Stories from Nature', I saw a magnificant drawing. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.

The Lords Prayer in Polish

Ojcze Nasz

Ojcze Nasz, któryś jest w niebiesiech,
święć się imię twoje;
przyjdż królestwo twoje,
bądż wola twoja,
jako w niebie tak i na ziemi.
Chleba naszego powszedniego daj nam dzisiaj,
i odpuść nam nasze winy,
jako i my odpuszczamy naszym winowajcom.
I nie wódż nas w pokuszenie,
ale nas zbaw ode złego
Amen

Polish language

The language is inflected, nouns have three genders, and adjectives agree with nouns. So, for instance, 'Polish film(s)' may be 'polski film', 'polskiego filmu', 'polskim filmom' .. depending on the construction.

Possesives and personal pronouns also decline depending on number, case and gender. So 'my' can be 'moye, 'moich', 'moim', 'moimi' and 'moich' and so on.

Resources

Polish grammar written by yours truly.

A basic Polish grammar
A simplified table of
Polish adjectival endings
Days of the week and the accusative
The instrumental case
Z followed by instrumental with examples
W followed by locative with examples

A Polish crossword with language suitable for beginners and an intermediale crossword with language suitable for more advanced learners. There is also a Word search.

Five hundred Polish sentences

Learn 200 of the most frequently used words in spoken Polish

Learn Polish verbs such as 'być' (to be), 'mieć' (to have) and 'móc' (to be able).

Polish Phrases ordered by topic.

polish.slavic.pitt.edu/firstyear Polish Grammar (in a nutshell).

BBC Polska - Polish radio - www.bbc.co.uk/polish

Polish translators

www.intopolish.com who did a great job for the translations in the Polish language course.

Learning Method

Original

Language family

West Slavic

Czech
Kashubian
Polish
Silesian
Slovak
Sorbian

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