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Archive for January, 2012

Sztućce i narzędzia kuchenne Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

There are so many types of sztućce (cutlery) and narzędzia kuchenne (kitchen tools), that sometimes we do not even know how to name them. I will try to gather most of them and let you know how are they called in Polish. While a cutlery set can refer to general tableware containing a variety of table items…

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New National Stadium opened in Warsaw Posted by on Jan 30, 2012

Polish football fans have celebrated the launch of the biggest stadium for this year’s Euro 2012 finals with a free music festival and fireworks display. Thousands fans arrived on Sunday and were given the chance to see Polish pop acts including VooVoo i Haydamaky, Zakopower, Coma, T. Love and Lady Pank. The 50,000-seat arena, which will…

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What is inside of the fruit? – Co jest w środku owocu? Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

I think that we all love fruits (owoce). We may have a preference in what type of fruits we like, but we all love them. They are colorful, tasty and so good for us! Today I will show you an example of 2 different fruits and how we call what is inside of them. Sometimes…

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First Polish satellite Posted by on Jan 28, 2012

Poland looks likely to see its first satellite in space very soon, according to reports this week. The ‘PW-Sat’ is one of nine satellites that will be launched on February 9 as part of a European Space Agency project which aims to test how to pull satellites back out of orbit. Roughly the size of…

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Director of Auschwitz museum has died Posted by on Jan 27, 2012

Kazimierz Smoleń, a former prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, passed away on The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust.  He was 91 years old. Kazimierz Smoleń was born on April 19, 1920 in Chorzów Stary. He was sent to the concentration camp for underground activities in Chorzów in one of the first…

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Irena Jarocka has passed away Posted by on Jan 26, 2012

After more than 40 years on the international stage, Polish singer Irena Jarocka has passed away in Warsaw. One of the best known hits of Irena Jarocka was “Odpływają kawiarenki” (Sail Away Cafes). Irena Jarocka debuted in 1968 at the festival in Sopot. Her first hit was the song “Gondolierzy znad Wisły” (Gondoliers on the…

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Nie, dziękuję Posted by on Jan 24, 2012

Many times you were probably in a situation when you had to refuse something, say “no” in a polite way. Today I will try to give you some examples of refusal in a different situations you may find yourself in Poland. Shopping at the store, when you are approached by the sales representative asking if…

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