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Famous Cartoon Goat Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

I was talking with somebody yesterday and she mentioned that a few years back when she was flying to Poland from Chicago, the in-flight entertainment included cartoons about a goat and two stick figures. It was a LOT flight, she added. A goat? Two stick figures? (That one I very quickly determined to be Bolek…

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Adventures in Reading po polsku – a guest post Posted by on Aug 26, 2009

Remember how a few posts back I said all kinds of fun things about Joanna Chmielewska and recommended her books as an easy and painless choice for a beginner Polish reader? Hmmm… Not so, apparently. This is what our fabulous guest blogger, Barb from Canada had to say about her experiences of reading Chmielewska. But…

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Not so Miserable Mizeria Posted by on Aug 23, 2009

I was talking about my favorite Polish dishes the other day, and while all I could think of was “yummy” and “I’m so hungry right now”, the comment my friend made was “that name sounds absolutely miserable.” Of course, she was referring to “mizeria”, which is definitely, hands down my most favorite Polish thing to…

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Do Poles Like It when Foreigners Learn Polish? Posted by on Aug 20, 2009

I was totally misty-eyed reading your comments. Thank you so much for being so supportive! And thank you for your constructive criticism. The blog and my grammar explanations will stay as they are. There was a single, lone email in favor of more sophisticated Swan-like approach, but unfortunately, my dear reader, you’ve been outvoted and…

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Polish Grammar – what’s the best way to explain it? Posted by on Aug 16, 2009

Every so often I am being accused that my grammar explanations are too simplistic, too crude and too “for dummies.” That I don’t use proper linguistic, or grammatical, (or whatever those long and useless terms in “serious” grammar books are called) terminology in my blog posts and that basically, it looks like I mock the…

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Future Tense of Perfective and Imperfective Verbs Posted by on Aug 14, 2009

One of you (once again, I can always count on you, my fab readers!) wanted to know more about this whole verb aspect issue. More specifically, how to tell whether a verb is perfective or imperfective by looking at its future tense form. And finally, this is one thing that is actually very simple, easy…

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Required Reading – Joanna Chmielewska Posted by on Aug 10, 2009

Since I’ve boring you to tears with all sorts of useless stuff recently (yeah, yeah, don’t deny it, I know I have) I think we should talk about something light and fun and maybe even interesting today. Namely – reading. Reading in Polish, of course. “What?” I hear you say, “reading in Polish is supposed…

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