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Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Countries, Games, Geography, traditions, Uncategorized, Vocabulary, Work

As you know, some country names are spelled and pronounced different in Polish and English.

Here is a list of some countries with Polish and English version, as well as the nationality names for male, female and for plural.

In Polish language we write all adjectives related to the nationality with the lower cases (not upper cases, like in English).

pastedGraphic.pdf    Poland – Polska  Polak (male), Polka (female), Polacy  (plural)


pastedGraphic_1.pdf   Germany – Niemcy  Niemiec (m), Niemka (f), Niemcy (pl)


pastedGraphic_2.pdf   France – Francja  Francuz (m), Francuzka (f), Francuzi (pl)


pastedGraphic_3.pdf   England – Anglia  Anglik (m), Angielka (f), Anglicy (pl)


pastedGraphic_4.pdf   Great Britain – Wielka Brytania  Brytyjczyk (m), Brytyjka (f), Brytyjczycy (pl)


pastedGraphic_5.pdf   Italy – Włochy  Włoch (m), Włoszka (f), Włosi (pl)


pastedGraphic_6.pdf   Spain – Hiszpania, Hiszpan (m), Hiszpanka (f), Hiszpanie (pl)


pastedGraphic_7.pdf   USA (United States of America) – USA (Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki)   Amerykanin (m), Amerykanka (f), Amerykanie (pl)



pastedGraphic_8.pdf    Russia – Rosja  Rosjanin (m), Rosjanka (f), Rosjanie (pl)


pastedGraphic_9.pdf   Canada – Kanada Kanadyjczyk (m), Kanadyjka (f), Kanadyjczycy (pl)


pastedGraphic_10.pdf   China – Chiny  Chińczyk (m), Chinka (f), Chińczycy (pl)


pastedGraphic_11.pdf   Japan – Japonia  Japończyk (m), Japonka (f), Japończycy (pl)


She is from Germany – Ona pochodzi (jest) z Niemiec (you can use pochodzi as comes from, or jest as is from, both forms are correct)

They are from Japan – Oni pochodzą (są) z Japonii

Is she from Spain? – Czy ona jest z Hiszpanii?

Yes, she is – Tak, ona jest  (z Hiszpanii)

No, she is not – Nie, ona nie jest (z Hiszpanii)

I am not – Ja nie jestem

You are not – Ty nie jesteś

He is not – On nie jest

She is not – Ona nie jest

It is not – Ono nie jest

We are not – My nie jesteśmy

You are not – Wy nie jesteście

They are not – Oni/One nie są

I have not mentioned all of the countries, so please forgive me if I missed your favorite country.

If you need help with names of other countries, please let me know in comments below.

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)


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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in 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. Bob @ HealthyMeansYou:

    This is very useful to me. Thanks Kasia!