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Archive for August, 2013

How to express condolences in Polish Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

Sometimes life is not all happiness and beauty. There are some situations that are sad and we need to be serious…I don’t like to write about sad things, but of course we need to learn how to express sadness in a language we are learning. So today I decided to give you a little vocabulary…

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How to congratulate someone on engagement and wedding in Polish Posted by on Aug 28, 2013

When one of your friends or someone from the family is getting married, you may need/want to congratulate them in your (or their) language. If this language happens to be Polish, here are some useful phrases I put together:   Gratuluję zaręczyn! (Congratulations on your engagement! – Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement)…

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Maria Konopnicka and her poem “Dziadek przyjdzie” Posted by on Aug 22, 2013

Maria Konopnicka was not only a gifted poet and novelist, but she was known for her patriotic and social work. Her poetry has great inspirational and patriotic value. She wrote a famous Rota, which gained a status equal to the national anthem. This poem was originally written as protest against German oppression of Polish population…

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Would you like to surprise your friend with an email in Polish? Posted by on Aug 20, 2013

There are times when you really want to show someone how you care and there are different ways to do it. I love when my friends here in America try to write an email, message or card in Polish. I know they really try and I really appreciate it!….Ok, I have to admit,  sometimes I…

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Common short codes and what they actually mean Posted by on Aug 15, 2013

With more than 82 million people texting regularly, it’s no wonder you’ve seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online – including IMing, SMSing, cell phones, PDAs, Web sites, games, newsgroup postings, in chat rooms, on blogs – these abbreviations are used by people to communicate with each other. Most of them…

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