I am Officially Learning Polish!
I am sure you all have seen my previous post about me knowing a few Polish words and pleasantries. And yes, I have learned a few more in the past few months since that post because my goal was to learn at least 1 word or statement a week. So, guess what?!?! I am officially learning Polish!!! Woohoo!!!
So, my journey with learning Polish has been a slow one because I tried using Duolingo initially and Mateusz told me one sentence was incorrect and that the application was not a good one to use. So, I stopped using it. Then, a few months later I started again and well Mateusz was convinced otherwise.
Duolingo has definitely been helpful in my learning Polish. But, like anything I do in my life, at some point I get distracted and lose interest in the application. And that is a me thing, not an application thing because they send reminders to take lessons, progress reports, and have been helpful in building my vocabulary. I have just lost interest.
Now, I am learning Polish from an official Polish teacher and I am excited. Learning Polish will help me to be able to communicate with my future in-laws and it will also give me some independence. Plus, it will allow me to speak up for myself.
I say this because when I have encountered some people in the service industry, not all of them, I have been charged more, given poor service, or given less simply because I do not speak Polish. So, now I am going to do a little experiment. I want to know if it is due to the color of my skin, due to my sex, or due to me not speaking Polish. Either way… It is bullshit.
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