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Archive for January, 2016

Zatrzymać czas….can we freeze time? Posted by on Jan 31, 2016

One of the biggest barriers when it comes to productivity is the notion that we simply “don’t have enough time.” ( Nie mamy wystarczająco dużo czasu) With all of the responsibilities and information coming our way, there’s good reason that this notion exists—and his held by many. But there’s a way to escape that notion. (After…

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Alfabet – let’s have fun with Polish letters Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

The polish alphabet (alfabet polski) consists of 32 letters (23 consonants and 9 vowels). Unlike other slavic languages, the polish language (język polski) uses Latin Script with additional diacritics for the special polish phonemes (such as ą and ł). A good rule to remember is that with the most Polish words, the stress lies on…

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Let’s talk tax in Poland! Posted by on Jan 22, 2016

Tax return season is coming up…so let’s talk taxes! Taxes, deadlines, tax identification numbers… Rental income from residential property situated in Poland is chargeable to tax, regardless of whether the owner is resident in Poland or not. Owners of rental properties in Poland, who are in receipt of rental income, have an obligation to declare this…

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Let’s get crazy! What are some crazy, funny, awesome things to see in Poland? Posted by on Jan 12, 2016

And you thought the whole Eastern Europe was nothing but boring grey concrete apartment blocks as far as the eye can see. Ha! So if you haven’t figured out by now, Poland is pretty great, with spectacular vodka as far as the eye can see, amazing food, and some other fun stuff as well. But it’s not just…

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Formal vs informal speech in Polish Posted by on Jan 7, 2016

There are two basic types of speech in Polish: the formal and the informal. The formal or informal contact is determined by cultural context, where the grammar is an expression of culture. The formal contact is between strangers, people of different ages or different social status. It serves to express social distance and respect.The informal contact…

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