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Emergency situations in Poland Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Crime, Phrases

A trip to Poland is above all a chance to rest, relax and have fun. However, anywhere you go you may encounter situations which turn out to be less pleasant. Therefore before setting off it is worth finding out some basic information about how to cope with unforeseen events.

Here are the important emergency contact numbers in Poland:

To call an emergency service using a landline or a public phone, please dial
999 – Ambulance
998 – Fire Brigade
997 – Police
986 – Municipal Wardens (Straż Miejska)

To call an emergency service using a mobile phone, please dial
112 – all services

Help!!! Image by Kasia Scontsas

help! – pomocy!
be careful! – bądź ostrożny!
look out! lub watch out! – uważaj!
please help me – pomóż mi proszę

call an ambulance! – wezwij karetkę!
I need a doctor – potrzebuję lekarza
there’s been an accident – był wypadek
please hurry! – proszę się pospieszyć!
I’ve cut myself – skaleczyłem się
I’ve burnt myself – oparzyłem się
are you OK? – czy wszystko w porządku?
is everyone OK? – czy wszyscy są cali?

stop, thief! – zatrzymajcie złodzieja!
call the police! – dzwoń na policję!
my wallet’s been stolen – ukradli mi portfel
my handbag’s been stolen – ukradli mi torebkę
my laptop’s been stolen – ukradli mi laptopa
my phone’s been stolen – ukradli mi telefon
I’d like to report a theft – chciałbym zgłosić kradzież
my car’s been broken into – ktoś się włamał do mojego samochodu
I’ve been mugged – zostałem napadnięty
I’ve been attacked – zostałem zaatakowany

fire! – pożar!
call the fire brigade! – dzwoń po straż pożarną!
can you smell burning? – czujesz dym?
there’s a fire – pali się
the building’s on fire – budynek się pali

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.