For The Love of Learning Polish

To learn what Polish words sound like you have to hear them. Remember to roll your “r” and to be patient. For most of my translation needs I use Google Translate. The application is easy to use and the translations are usually pretty accurate. Even Mateusz had to admit it. LoL… And I am learning to speak Polish for the love of a Polish man.

I am nowhere close to being able to hold a conversation in Polish, but I do know some of the come pleasantries and I am still trying to learn more. Below you will find a list of what I have learned to say in Polish. Come along and join me on my journey of learning Polish. I was going to try to include all of the enunciations, but the struggle is real.

Hello or Good dayDzien dobryAppleJabłko
Good eveningDobry wieczórSoccerPiłka nożna
Hi (learned this yesterday)Cześć (informal)Gold, DollarZłoty
Thank youDziękujęCoinGrosz
You are welcome, PleaseProszęMushroom soupZupa grzybowa
Excuse me, I am sorryPrzepraszamDumplingPierogi
I love youKocham cięTo ask for something you start with…Poproszę…
BeerPiwoA soup, pleasePoproszę zupę
TeaHerbataBeer pleasePoproszę piwo
BreadChlebMy love or babyMoje kochanie
CoffeeKawaBye, byePa pa
DogPsaMotherMa ma
 Father Ta taUncleWujek

Recently, I learned pronouns…

Ja – IMy – we
Ty – YouWy – You (plural); you all, y’all (us Southerners)
On – HeOni – They (He/Mixed group)
Ona – SheOne – They (feminine)
Ono – It 

Although, Mateusz and I have been dating for almost 2 years and I am still struggling with communication in Polish. But, I am able to get around Poland pretty well considering there are many people in Poland who are not comfortable speaking English or do not speak English. It would be very American, and rude, of me to think that everyone should or would be able to speak English.

As of 2018, the Polish language is spoken by more than 40 million people around the world and of that 36.5 million are native speakers. The language of Poland is very difficult to learn and dates back a long way. It became its own language in the 10th century.  As for the culture, it is just very deep and rich. The traditions that they hold true, whether created through religion or by culture, are a beautiful reflection of family, love, and for the desire to keep these traditions whole.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little Polish and a very brief history lesson. *wink*

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