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Archive for January, 2010

Verbs Expressing Feelings and the Nouns that Follow Them Posted by on Jan 31, 2010

So, what were we talking about last time? Ah yes, verbs that express emotions. You know, stuff like love (kochać), hate (nienawidzieć), like (lubić), dislike (nie lubić), etc. In English, it’s simple, whether you like or don’t like someone (or something), the noun that follows the verb expressing your feeling doesn’t change. I like winter…

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On Disliking Winter – Verbs Expressing Emotions Posted by on Jan 28, 2010

So, in the last post, our guest blogger – Ms. Anglopole was telling us just how lovely and picturesque polskie zimy (Polish winters) can be. Now, I don’t know about lovely, but they sure are picturesque. Even if you’re not a fan of cold weather (like me), you have to admit that śnieg (snow) looks…

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Guest Post – Evil Winter! (“Zima Zła”) Posted by on Jan 25, 2010

Today we have a new guest post by a new guest blogger – Ms. Anglopole. Ms. Anglopole is Polish but lives with her husband and kids in the UK. She blogs about her Anglopolish life at Anglopole’s Ponglish World. OK, Ms. Anglopole, the floor (or rather – the blog) is yours today! Take it away…

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Dictionaries and Reference Books Posted by on Jan 22, 2010

With Polish being Polish, it’s no wonder there are gazillions of language reference books and dictionaries out there on the market. Because, yes, even Poles need help with their own native language from time to time. No, actually make that – most of the time. Even I myself cannot imagine functioning without my old trusty…

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Polish Folk Songs – Pognała wołki na bukowinę Posted by on Jan 19, 2010

Do you like to sing in the shower? No? Me neither. So imagine my utter shock and surprise when something possessed me this morning to open my mouth (and immediately get almost choked to death by inhaling a bucketful of water) and start singing (after spitting and coughing out all the water, naturally). And imagine…

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Numbers from 11 to 99 Posted by on Jan 12, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I promised you we would take a look at “big” numbers, in Polish of course. And I think today would be a good time to do. Let’s start with today’s date: January 12, 2010. In Polish: dwunastego stycznia, dwa tysiące dziesiątego roku. Yeah, it’s a mouthful, I know… But unfortunately…

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Reading in Polish – translations or “native” books? Posted by on Jan 9, 2010

It’s styczeń (January) now, dziewiąty (ninth) to be exact. Do you know where your postanowienia noworoczne (New Year’s resolutions) are? Mine have already been claimed by the vicious vortex known as “real life.” But maybe I should lead by example and come clean regarding my 2009 resolutions. Which were… Yeah, what were they? Ah yes!…

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