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“Negatyw” – beautiful poem by Wisława Szymborska Posted by on May 31, 2013

Today an amazing poem by  Wisława Szymborska (a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature), translated and with pronunciation: Negatyw Na niebie burym chmurka jeszcze bardziej bura z czarną obwódką słońca. Na lewo, czyli na prawo, biała gałąź czereśni z czarnymi kwiatami. Na twojej ciemnej twarzy jasne cienie. Zasiadłeś przy…

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How to give your friend words of comfort in Polish? Posted by on May 30, 2013

There are always good and bad times…That’s why we have friends (przyjaciele). There are friends that you have polite chats with, and there are your best friends. They’re the people who root for you, no matter what. You tell them your deepest, darkest secrets, and instead of heading for the door, they stick around and…

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Happy Mother’s Day in Poland on May 26th! Posted by on May 25, 2013

Mothers Day 2013 is celebrated in various dates in over 40 countries all over the word. Mothers Day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece, where mother’s were perceived as a symbol of fertility and harvest. In the middle of Spring there was a custom to celebrate Mother Nature’s Day. People were…

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World’s first life-saving face transplant by Polish doctors! Posted by on May 24, 2013

Polish doctors have carried out the world’s first life-saving face transplant (przeszczep twarzy), weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident. It is Poland’s first face transplant and also the first in the world done to save the patient’s life. The man, an employee at a stonemason’s workshop and…

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Wave of Chechen immigration into Poland after Boston Marathon tragedy Posted by on May 16, 2013

We all know what happened on April 15th 2013 in Boston:( Very sad and scary story! It had huge impact on USA and citizens, but it also made some changes in Europe…Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, two brothers with Chechen origins stood behind the bombing. The Boston bombing has triggered a wave of Chechen immigration into…

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Have you heard about strawberry soup? If not, read how Poles make it! Posted by on May 13, 2013

Have you heard about strawberry soup? Yes, strawberry soup (zupa truskawkowa)! It is actually amazing! Very refreshing and tasty. I’ts almost like 3 in one: soup, main course and dessert! Does it have a lot of calories? Probably, but I never counted:) It is usually pretty thick and sometimes it’s called “pasta with strawberries” (makaron…

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Kolacja time, a little lighter this time:) Posted by on May 9, 2013

Well, I already wrote about breakfast (śniadanie) and lunch (obiad). Now it is time for dinner, which is called “kolacja”. Typically kolacja is very light, similar to lunch in USA. Growing up in Poland, we used to have salads (sałatki) or sandwiches (kanapki) for dinner. Sometimes hot dogs (usually without rolls) or naleśniki z serem…

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