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Łamanie języka Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Each language has some sentences/phrases/rhymes that contain really hard to pronounce words, especially when they are put together with other words. In Polish we call it “Łamanie języka“, which translated would be literally “breaking tongue”. Here are 3 different ones that you can “practice” with…And don’t worry if you are having hard time with it…

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How can I help you? Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

Any time you learn a new language it takes a lot of time and patience to memorize everything and get all the rules. In today’s blog I wanted to give some examples of sentences, questions you may have while learning foreign language. Potrzebuję pomocy z wymową liter – I need help with letters pronunciation Muszę poświęcić więcej…

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Amnesty for illegal immigrants in Poland Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

Thousands of illegal immigrants will be allowed to stay and work in Poland under an amnesty unveiled today that highlights the country’s transformation into a regional economic powerhouse from communist-era basket case. Traditionally a country of emigration, Poland has become an increasingly attractive magnet for immigrants, especially from neighboring former Soviet republics such as Ukraine…

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Sylwester Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

In Poland a New Year’s Eve is called commonly Sylwester. Every day in a Polish calendar is devoted to a saint. The celebration of the name is called name day (imieniny) . Often name day is much more important in a life of a Pole than a birthday, except of some important birthdays like 18…

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Emergency phrases Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

Today I wanted to share with you how can one express an emergency and what words should you use to do it. You may find it helpful when you get lost, when you are in danger, when you don’t feel good and in any other situation when you may need help… Pomocy! – help Czy może…

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New Year’s in Kraków Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

If you are in  Kraków you are probably planning to visit Market Square during New Year’s night. For many years, Kraków’s Main Market Square has lent its beauty as the backdrop to one of Europe’s largest New Year’s communal celebrations. It usually gathers around 100,000 people: visitors from Poland and abroad coming to Kraków especially for that moment…

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Real or fake Christmas tree? Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

By now I’m sure that most of you have  beautiful Christmas tree standing in your living room or any other place in the house. When I was little, I remember that sometimes we used to decorate the tree on Christmas Eve. Now I definitely like it to be standing in my house long before Christmas…

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