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Archive for March, 2014

Wierszyki gramatyczne Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Here are few more Polish rhymes, that (hopefully) will make it easier to remember some rules of the Polish orthography:) Żaba Spójrz na pierwsze”zet” w tym słowie – wygląda jak żabka – każdy to powie. A ta kropka nad nią? To lecąca mucha, co w żabim pyszczku wyzionie wnet ducha… Look at the first “z”…

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How to remember some Polish orthography rules? Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Here are some short, easy to remember (maybe not at first, but I promise you will remember them!) rhymes about few of the rules in Polish grammar:)   Rz po spółgłoskach W takich wyrazach jak drzewo, wrzątek, brzask, krzyk, drzazga, prztyczek, Grzesiu oraz trzask, ponieważ “rzet” po spółgłosce stoi, to zawsze tam będzie er zet…

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How school has changed… Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

Today’s blog is going to be king size, mega,long, duży, ogromny, długi!!!!!!I will try not to bore you though:) Today’s subject is changes in school system! In most aspects of life and society there have been many changes in the last 100 years. One such area of change has been in education and there are…

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Dining etiquette in Poland and in other countries Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

If you’ve ever tipped too little in America or finished all your food in China, you may be familiar with the embarrassment that comes with a dining faux pas. But now a new clever infographic promises to help you sail through fancy dinners on holiday with no problems. Revealing the dining customs for various countries…

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Polonia worldwide Posted by on Mar 19, 2014

Polish Diaspora (The Polish diaspora refers to people of Polish origin who live outside Poland) abroad counts 15-20 mln people. Poles belong to the nationalities that have relatively high fraction of emigrants compared to the number of Poles that live in Poland (about 40 mln now, read more about it in the article: Poland –…

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How Ukrainian crisis affects Poland? Posted by on Mar 15, 2014

Polish-Ukrainian relations can be traced to the 16th-17th centuries in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the often turbulent relations between that state and the mostly polonized nobility (szlachta) and the Cossacks. The next stage would be the relations in the years 1918-1920, in the aftermath of World War I, which saw both the Polish-Ukrainian War and…

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Celebrating women! Posted by on Mar 8, 2014

International Women’s Day’ (Międzynarodowy Dzień Kobiet) was first celebrated in Poland in 1948, when it was arbitrarily imposed (arbitralnie/samowolnie narzucone) by the powers that be from the former Soviet Union, replacing the former Catholic celebration, the feast of Wincenty Kadłubek. Despite its inauspicious origins in the Stalinist period, ‘Dzień Kobiet’ grew to become accepted by Polish…

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