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Going to the beach! Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Nature, Vocabulary

Creating memories (wspomnienia) along the waters edge is a blast whether you are there with the family, a loved one, your best group of friends or just by yourself.

Deciding which beach (plaża) is best for your day in the sun will help make the most of your time at the water. Maybe you want to surf (surfować), go snorkeling (nurkować) or simply lay on the sand (leżeć na piasku). Deciding on what you want your beach day to include will help narrow down the best option for you. Kids usually need bucket (wiaderko), shovel (łopatka), rake (grabie) and molds for the sand (foremki do piasku) so they can build sand castles (zamki z piasku).

One of the most important tasks for you to complete while at the beach is staying hydrated. Keep plenty of water (woda) on hand. There are usually some restaurants close by just in case you get hungry. Another great idea is to pack your own cooler that way you can ensure everyone is eating a healthy and balanced meal.

Gone are the days when a towel (ręcznik) would be enough. Now, there are umbrellas (parasole), chairs (krzesła), inflatable water toys (nadmuchiwane zabawki wodne) and coolers every ten feet.

We are living in a day and age where we have great information on the harmful affects of the suns rays. Take along a good sunscreen (krem z filtrem przeciwsłonecznym), sunglasses (okulary słoneczne) and a hat (czapka).

I think that’s pretty much it…I’ve been taking my daughter to the beach quite often and we always have so much fun! We live pretty close to the beach, so it is definitely easy for us!

Here is a video with some “beach words” pronunciation:

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

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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.


  1. Jack Stockdale:


    (This comment certainly does not need to be posted.)

    Instead of “…the harmful affects of the suns rays” the phrase should be, “…the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.”

    You do a great job with helping us native English speakers learn Polish. I wanted to return the favor but hope you don’t think I’m too much of a stickler.

    Thanks for all you do for us!