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Archive for February, 2011

Warsaw Mermaid Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

Warsaw’s symbol is the mermaid (syrenka). She appears in statue form in Old Town’s Market Square and next to the Markiewicz Bridge, but when you travel to Poland’s capital city, you will probably spot the image of this mythical creature worked into architectural details and used as a part of business logos. Many legends (legendy)…

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What to see in Gryfino? Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

I have a suggestion for those of you who will be travelling near Szczecin In Poland. Great place to visit, especially if you love nature! Gryfino is one of the oldest towns in Poland. It was founded in 1254 by a prince of Szczecin Barnim 1st. Despite turmoil, a few wonderful mementoes and the general urban…

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Nouns – Cases and Case Use Part III Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

Today we will finish talking about cases. The two that we have left is Locative (miejscownik) and Vocative (wołacz). Locative Case (o czym? o kim?) Locative indicates a location and is required after the prepositions w in, na (on, at), o (about), po (after), przy (near, during, while) Ona jest teraz w szkole  Now she…

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Nouns – Cases and Case Use Part II Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

Yesterday we talked about Nominative and Genitive. Today let’s move to Dative, Accusative and Instrumental case. Dative Case (czemu? komu?) The Dative case is used to express: 1. Senses of to and for a person, especially the indirect object (naming the recipient or beneficiary, or sometimes the person negatively affected by an action). Kup mi…

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Nouns – Cases and Case Use Part I Posted by on Feb 22, 2011

Last time we talked about Polish Nouns. Today I wanted to go over cases and case use in polish grammar. Polish nouns have different forms for expressing GRAMMATICAL CASE, related to the function of the noun in a sentence. For each gender there are forms for the Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Instrumental, Locative, and Vocative…

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Pope John Paul’s coffin to be exhumed for beatification ceremony Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

Today I wanted to share some news from Europe with you. I had this wonderful privilege to meet Pope John Paul II while I was on my vacation in Italy 13 years ago. He was a wonderful man, and although I only talked to him for few minutes, it was an amazing experience. I never…

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Polish Nouns Posted by on Feb 18, 2011

Today I wanted to talk to you about nouns. I will try to explain this subject as good as I can. It could be a little confusing, so please ask questions in the comments. Polish does not have elements corresponding to English indefinite and definite articles a, an, the. One interprets a noun as definite…

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