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Archive for October, 2014

Polish Halloween rhymes Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

Today few of the Halloween rhymes in Polish. Although it is not a popular holiday in Poland, some neighborhoods started celebrated it in recent years:)   ❈ Znamy moc tajemną Duchów i upiorów Mamy wielką władzę Nie lubimy sporów Więc nie wzbraniaj się głośno Nie zamykaj drzwi Jeśli dasz cukierka Nie będziemy się mścić. We know the power of the secret Ghosts and…

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Who is your favorite character from Disney “Snow White”? Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

As a mother of two little girls, I know everything about princesses!  As a mother of two bilingual girls, I always try to read, talk, answer in Polish. That means that all the cartoons characters have their English and Polish names! Sounds like a lot of work? Yes, it is! But I don’t give up…

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What do you need to know about Ebola Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

What is the most popular topic in the international news these days? Most of you will probably agree with me that everyone talks about Ebola and how dangerously fast it is spreading around the world… The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) (wirusowa choroba Ebola) or the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) – Gorączka krwotoczna…

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Owczarek Podhalański – what do you know about this dog? Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

The home of these big white dogs are not the Tatra Mountains.. Their origin is found in the high plains in the northern region of the Polish Carpathians, the endless sheep pastures. This landscape is called Podhale and it is as the name does not say “in” but “the mountains”. The meaning of the word…

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Visiting Zamość Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

Pearl of renaissance  (Perła renesansu)- this is what Zamość is called and it does deserve the nickname. The town is surrounded by Renaissance fortifications with mighty bastions. The tenement houses (kamienice) in the Old Town were all built in the Renaissance style and the Cathedral (the former Collegiate Church) belongs to the greatest works of…

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Great book worth reading… Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

There are so many amazing Polish books…I don’t even know which one to really recommend and choose. However, few years ago, I have read a book about Polish migration to USA and I have to say that it is really, really worth reading. The story’s factual content reads like a documentary of ocean travel at…

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Poland’s linguistic affiliation Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

Polish belongs to the west Slavic group of languages of the Indo-European language family, which in turn is part of the Nostratic macrofamily. Poles use the Latin alphabet. Literary Polish developed during the sixteenth century and is based on the speech of educated city people, upper class usage, and the Great Polish and Little Polish…

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