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Conjunctions Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

Some important conjunctions are a (and/but), i (and), ale (but),albo…albo…(either…or…), ani…ani…(neither…nor…),i….. i… (both… and), English and is usually translated by i. However, if there is any contrast, i.e. if and can alternately be translated as but, it is translated by a: Kasia jest studentem, a Marcin już pracuje. Kasia is a student, but Marcin is…

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Wojsko polskie Posted by on Mar 29, 2011

I tried to gather the most important information about Polish military. Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (“Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland”, abbreviated SZ RP; popularly, Wojsko Polskie, abbreviated WP—roughly, the “Polish Military”) are the national defense forces of Poland. The name has been used since the early 19th century, but can also be applied…

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Polish economy Posted by on Mar 28, 2011

Usually the first question people in USA ask me when they find out I’m from Poland is: “How is economy (ekonomia) in Poland today?” Poland is actually doing pretty good. Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalization since 1990 and today stands out as a success story among transition economies. It is the only…

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Who doesn’t like chocolate? Posted by on Mar 27, 2011

I guess there are some people who don’t like it, my mother included…Still, to this day I can’t get it! One of the biggest and most popular chocolate companies in Poland is Wedel. Wedel is Poland’s oldest chocolate brand and one of the oldest Polish brands still existing on the market. For over 150 years…

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Bigos Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

Such a great Polish dish! Not mentioned as often as Pierogi or Gołąbki, but still worth trying! A savoury stew of cabbage and meat! Typical ingredients include fresh and fermented white cabbage (sauerkraut, kapusta kiszona in Polish), various cuts of meat and sausages, often whole or puréed tomatoes, honey and mushrooms. The meats may include…

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