Children are naturally more curious than adults.
Curiosity helps to learn. In today's Polish lesson you will learn how to be curious.
When I was working in a nursery school, there was not one day that went by without some questioning.
I remember sitting down in a room full of curious kids, listening to my story about a lamb and a wolf.
As I told the story, every sentence children would throw in a question like "Why didn't the lamb call for some rescue? Why was there one lamb and not two? What happened to the other lambs? Why was the wolf so hungry? Couldn't he have eaten something else?".
With children, you get stimulated all the time as they are trying to figure out the world.
The same applies to adults trying to learn a new language.
Curiosity can be very helpful.
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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?
Verb to drink in Polish
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.
Summer and beaches. It just goes well together, doesn't it? In today's Polish lesson you will learn how to say "I would like".
I hope this beach dialogue story will help you improve your Polish.
We have a real heatwave over here in Poland especially around July - August time. No need to travel to exotic countries to grab some sunshine. My favorite way of spending my summer days is at the beach. I usually bring a book with me and sunbathe under the sun's rays. Another beach activity that I like to do is playing beach volleyball. This is a fun way to interact with other people who look interested and join in the game. So much fun happens and you never want it to end.
Now imagine you are at your work, dreaming away about your beach vacation.
Chciałabym pójść na plażę.
I'd like to go to the beach.
I'd like to rest.
Chciałabym pobyć sama.
I'd like to be alone.
I'd like to...
You arrive at the beach only to see that it's so crowded.
You don't like to feel squished with other people and decide to look for a free space somewhere else.
What a crowd!
Nie ma tu miejsca.
There is no space here.
Muszę poszukać dalej.
I need to search further.
You have a look around on the beach and see a possible empty spot.
Czy tu jest wolne?
Is it free here?
Tak. Tu jest wolne.
Yes. It is free here.
You sit down on a blanket looking out at the water. The girl from earlier invites you to her upcoming party.
Chciałabym ciebie zaprosić na imprezę.
I'd like to invite you to a party.
When is it?
Day after tomorrow.
Gdzie będzie impreza?
Where will the party be?
U mnie w domu.
At my house.
Will you come?
Thank you. I'll think about it.
The lesson is inspired by real events taking place in a Polish hospital.
In these short dialogues you will learn how to talk about body parts in Polish.
Also you will learn how to explain your condiiton when you visit a doctor.
Do you know how to say "stomachache" in Polish? It might be a perfect excuse.
I hope our lessons will get you started with improving your Polish.
You are on the playing field.
Your friend wants to play with you, but you decline because of a stomachache.
We're going to play?
Nie, boli mnie brzuch.
No, my stomach is sore.
What a shame.
When going in for an appointment, I always have a rough idea of what I'm going to say.
Howevere when you are in a different country this gets a little tricky. I hope those short dialouges will help you to express yourself better when visiting a doctor in Poland.
Sometimes you may get a translator. This can be very helpful.
If you fail to express yourself in Polish using a lot of hand gestures can solve the problem :)
You are sitting on the bench, talking with your friend about your stomachache.
Byłeś u lekarza?
Have you been at the doctors?
Stomach hurts (stomach is sore)?
It hurts a lot.
One way to grab someone's attention to get treated quickly at the Emergency Department is to make a big entrance.
This guy knows how to do it best.
It is very sore!
Wszystko mnie boli!
Boli mnie ręka.
My hand is sore.
Boli mnie głowa.
My head is sore.
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.
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