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Archive for November, 2014

What makes you mad? Posted by on Nov 30, 2014

We all have good and bad days…we all have patience…to the point! And what happens then? We explode…or not…depending on the person:) I already posted a blog about some “bad” polish words (Przekleństwa – curse words)…so today we will take it easy and just concentrate on some “lighter” anger words and expressions:) Jestem zła –…

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Andrzejki, Andrzejki! Posted by on Nov 29, 2014

If you’re a single young lady in Poland on the night of November 29th, you have a unique, perhaps harrowing, opportunity before you; or a great excuse to flee the country:) The Eve of St. Andrew’s Day (Andrzejki) has been associated with fortune-telling in Poland for centuries. The first written mention of the tradition goes…

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Stanisław Mikulski has passed away:( Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

He was one of my favorite Polish actors…Stanislaw Mikulski, who played fictional WWII agent Hans Kloss in one of Poland’s biggest TV hits of the communist era (“Stawka większa niż życie”), died on Thursday morning aged 85.  “Stawka większa niż życie” (More Than Life at Stake, Stakes Larger Than Life or Playing for High Stakes), a very popular…

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Posted by on Nov 27, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving Day! It’s a time for sharing and spreading happiness. Wish all your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving in Polish!:   Niech tegoroczne Święto Dziękczynienia umocni w nas postawę wdzięczności za najmniejsze dobro, jakiego możemy doświadczać w codzienności naszych dni.  May this year’s Thanksgiving strengthen our attitude of gratitude for the slightest thing anyone…

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Let’s have some gołąbki! Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

I’m not a big cook…but I really enjoy cooking traditional Polish meals! I always kept telling my dad that my future husband will cook for me! He used to say: “You will never find a husband who will cook for you all the time!” Well..I did…Although I really enjoy making traditional Polish meals! And my…

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Polska flaga Posted by on Nov 16, 2014

The official Polish flag for general use consists simply of two horizontal fields of equal size, with the top one white and the bottom one red. The flag that features Poland’s white eagle set against a red shield on the white field is known as a “bandera” (ship’s flag or ensign). According to Polish flag…

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Polish climate – are the winters very cold? Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

Poland’s climate can actually be divided into six distinct seasons. There is an early spring (przedwiośnie) of one or two months with alternating wintry and springlike conditions; a predominantly sunny spring (wiosna); a warm summer (lato) with plenty of rain and sunshine; a sunny, warm autumn (jesień); a foggy, humid period (przedzimie) signifying the approach…

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