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Archive for February, 2012

Adverbs, part II Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Yesterday we talked about adverbs formed from adjectives. Today let’s gather some details about non-adjectival adverbs. They are so called original adverbs. In fact they are old forms of various nouns most often, e.g. prawie almost, chyba surely, rano in the morning, wczoraj yesterday, czasem sometimes, nocami in the nights. A generally accepted opinion does not exist for the…

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Formation of Adverbs Posted by on Feb 23, 2012

Recently my husband and my daughter had some problems with formatting adverbs, so I thought it will be a great idea for today’s post! Adverbs (przysłówki) formed from adjectives end in –o or –‘e (with e preceded by softening), for example tanio (cheaply) from tani (cheap),  drogo (dearly) from drogi (dear), gęsto (thickly) from gęsty (thick), dobrze (well) from dobry (good), źle (badly) from…

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“People’s Oskar” award Posted by on Feb 22, 2012

Few would confuse the glitz of the Academy Awards with a ceremony held by a folk arts society in Poland, but Hollywood doesn’t want anyone else handing out Oscars. So the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is demanding that Poland’s Association of Folk Artists stop giving out what it calls the “People’s Oskar.”…

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Traditional Pączki Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

Donuts are a traditional food the week before Lent or the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. For many Polish families pączki are a treat for Sundays, holidays and other special occasions. They have long been my favorite.I tried to make them few times, but none have ever come up to the hundreds made by my mother…

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Tax laws in Poland Posted by on Feb 19, 2012

Tax return season is here! Some of us have already done it, others wait until last minute…. Today I wanted to tell you a little more about taxes in Poland, since the system is slightly different than in USA. An individual pays tax on his income as a wage earner or as a self-employed person.…

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