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Archive for November, 2009

November Picture Post – Photos of Poland Posted by on Nov 30, 2009

It’s November 30th today and that means only one thing in Poland – Andrzejki. The feast of St. Andrew’s, celebrated in a very unsaintly way – by fortune telling, singing, dancing and much drinking. I think I wrote about Andrzejki last year, so I’m not going to repeat myself. And besides, I’ve never been a…

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The Oh-So-Easy Adverbs Posted by on Nov 27, 2009

We haven’t covered even a smidget of grammar in a really long time, and I’m sure that by now you all must be really missing all those declensions, and cases, and tenses, and aspects and what not. Unfortunately than you will have to miss them for a few more days, because today we will talk…

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Quotation Marks Posted by on Nov 23, 2009

Let’s talk about this “” today. Yes, quotation marks. Or cudzysłów, as we call it in Polish. Cudzysłów – literally meaning “somebody else’s words” which is pretty much right on the mark, if you ask me. In Polish cudzysłów is used a lot less frequently than in English. Why? Because dialogs in Polish books are…

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Registration of Foreign Birth Certificate in Poland, part 2 Posted by on Nov 21, 2009

Here Barb tells us what to do in order to register birth certificates of minors born abroad. Registering the births of minors (osób małoletnich): Birth certificates of minors, born abroad, are registered on the basis of a written application, submitted by one of the parents to the Office of Vital Statistic (Urząd Stanu Cywilnego), along…

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Registration of Foreign Birth Certificate in Poland Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

Today we have a guest post by our favorite guest blogger, Barbara, about how to register your foreign birth certificate in Poland. All explained very clearly step by step in an easy to follow manner. This process is very important if you are planning to confirm your Polish citizenship. So, read on and take notes…

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Useful Expressions – Spoko, spoko Posted by on Nov 14, 2009

A friend asked me a very theoretical question, and it went more or less like this: “OK, let’s say that, theoretically of course, I am going to be visiting Poland around Christmas, or at the very least – Greenpoint. What Polish words would I hear most frequently?” “Oh, you mean like the k-word?” was my…

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Polish Patriotic Songs Posted by on Nov 11, 2009

November 11. Święto Niepodległości. Independence Day. I wrote about it last year, if I remember correctly. So, this year, let’s celebrate it a little bit differently – with a song (and dance, but that’s optional). I have to say that I’m very undereducated when it comes to pieśni patriotyczne (patriotic songs). I remember something my…

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