You arrive in Warsaw. It's a rainy day. Typical Polish weather in autumn.
Even a rainy day can turn into something bright!
In this Polish lesson, you will learn how to use some Polish cases.
They can be confusing :) I hope our short dialogues can help you figure out the rules for different endings.
Also, you will learn to talk about the weather and thanking someone for their help.
You arrive in Warsaw. It's a rainy day.
To jest Warszawa.
This is Warsaw.
I like Poland.
Nie lubię tej pogody.
I don't like this weather.
You fall into a water puddle. It's still raining.
It's raining again.
Nie lubię deszczu.
I don't like the rain.
Nie lubię Warszawy.
I don't like Warsaw.
A guy comes to help. He holds an umbrella.
I like Warsaw.
I like Polish people.
You thank for the help. It stopped raining. You are happy.
Dziękuję Panu bardzo.
Thank you very much sir.
Where you from?
Jestem z USA.
I am from USA.
On the train.
Train rides in Poland can be eventful.
It's not only a way to get from one destination to another.
Something like a spark of love can happen...
You enter the train and look for your seat.
It turns out that someone is already sitting there.
Verb "to have" in Polish.
Ja mam bilet...
I have a ticket...
Ja też mam bilet.
I also have a ticket.
Ja też mam numer 69.
I also have number 69.
O, mamy problem.
Oh, we have a problem.
2 Siadasz na tym samym miejscu co chłopak. Bilety i plecak siedzą obok.
You sit on the same seat as the guy. Tickets and rucksack sit next to youse.
We have a problem.
Ale też mamy rozwiązanie.
But we also have a solution.
Mamy fajną wycieczkę.
We have a nice trip.
You decide to hang out with the guys at the bar. Vodka is being served. In this short lesson you will learn how to talk about vodka in Polish.
Guys' heart-to-heart conversations are best spent with a bottle of whiskey or shots of vodka... well, at least in this story.
What do you think will happen when the count of shots being poured is lost after 4?
Ja lubię wódkę.
I like vodka.
Polska wódka jest najlepsza.
Polish vodka is the best.
Vodka shots are pouring in. All of the guys think they handle the alcohol well.
Tak. Smakuje dobrze.
Yes. Tastes good.
One guy is very drunk and falls asleep on the bar stool. The other guys are having a laugh.
Polska wódka jest bardzo mocna.
Polish vodka is very strong.
Tak, jest bardzo mocna.
Yes, it is very strong.
Ja lubię wódkę.
I like vodka.
It's the best.
In this short lesson you will find out. how to find a free accommodation in Polish. The answer is in the photo. In case you are interested in some alternatives read the dialouges.
I am lookinf for a hotel.
Szukam hotelu na plaży.
I am looking for a hotel on a beah.
Tutaj mamy fajny hotel.
Here is a nice hotel.
How to say "Happy Birthda" in Polish?
Isn't it amusing that Happy Birthday in each country is said differently? In German it's "Alles Gute zum Geburtstag" and it means all the best for your birthday. In French it's "Joyeux anniversaire" and it's celebrating birthday anniversary whilst in Polish it's "Sto lat" and it's wishing someone to live to a 100 years.
Imagine you have your birthday.
It's your big 18 and you're spending it with your whole family.
Your friends come over too and wish you a happy birthday.
Znajomi: Sto lat, sto lat!
Friends: Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Birthday Person: Thank you.
Znajomi: Ile masz lat?
Friends: What age are you?
Solenizant/ka: Mam 18 (ośiemnaście).
Birthday Person: I'm 18 (eighteen).
Znajomi: Ale jesteś stary.
Friends: Oh, you're so old.
Solenizant/ka: Jesteś śmieszny...
Birthday Person: You're very funny...
Your grandad is having his 90th birthday and celebrates it with his family.
Grandson's mother: How would you wish your grandad happy birthday?
Wnuczek: Dziadku, sto lat, sto lat.
Grandson: Grandad, happy birthday, happy birthday.
Grandad: Thank you.
Wnuczek: Ile ty masz lat?
Grandson: What age are you?
Dziadek: Ja mam 90 lat.
Grandad: I'm 90 (ninety).
Wnuczek: Wow, ale jesteś stary.
Grandson: Wow, you're so old.
You're calling your best friend through your phone.
You usually remember the birthday dates of your close ones but this time...it may be different.
Znajoma 1: Co słychać?
Friend 1: What's up?
Znajoma 2: Mam urodziny.
Friend 2: It's my birthday.
Znajoma 1: Urodziny?
Friend 1: Birthday?
Znajoma 2: Tak dzisiaj są moje urodziny.
Friend 2: Yes it's my birthday today.
Znajoma 1: To sto lat!...
Friend 1: Oh, happy birthday!..
...Ile ty masz lat?
...What age are you?
Znajoma 2: Ja mam 2 (dwa).
Friend 2: I'm 2 (two).
Znajoma 1: Ale jesteś młoda!...
Friend 1: Wow, you're so young...
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