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Fifth Anniversary of Joining the EU Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

Tomorrow is the fifth anniversary of the enlargement of the European Union. Yes, it’s been five years already since the day Poland joined “Europe”. This, and the swine flu seem to dominate the news today. But, frankly, people are more interested in the flu than in the anniversary. It’s amazing how quickly we learn to…

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Polish Sense of Humor or Lack Thereof Posted by on Apr 28, 2009

I went to Grycan today (yeah, czas na lody – time for ice cream) with one of my pals and he (oh, hi Martin!) had some interesting things to say about how he perceives our (as in: Polish) sense of humor. But before I proceed any further, just to make things absolutely clear – Martin…

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Na poczcie – At the Post Office Posted by on Apr 26, 2009

I had to go to the Post Office yesterday and managed to make a total fool out of myself in the process. And all this shame and public humiliation could have been avoided, if only I had paid closer attention when reading blogi (blogs) by foreign expats in Poland. So, this is what happened. I…

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About the Mammas and the Pappas – in Polish Posted by on Apr 23, 2009

The other day I was discussing motherhood with one of my friends. No, I am not planning to have a baby, I have two cats and I’m quite happy with them for the time being. However, my friend has a baby and we were going over the joys and perils of motherhood and the problems…

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Polish Present Tense Posted by on Apr 21, 2009

Of course, since last time I bravely announced that the next post would be about grammar, I put on my procrastinator’s hat and have been doing everything possible to put it off for as long as possible. But then today my friend said “you’re stupid, the sooner you explain this grammar stuff, the sooner you…

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Polski via Skype – Learning Polish via Skype? Posted by on Apr 18, 2009

Thank you once again! I’m sure that your answers to my question in the last post are going to be very helpful to any readers who are still not sure whether to sign up for a Polish language class or go it alone. And as a few of you noticed, sometimes there’s no choice –…

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Polish Language Course or Self-Study? Posted by on Apr 15, 2009

It’s official! I have the best readers in the world here. And this is no exaggeration. Your comments make my life so much easier. Not to mention – making my blog posts easier, too. I wanted to thank all of you for taking the time to comment. Sometimes your comments are very extensive and contain…

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