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Polish rhyme about traffic lights! Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Grammar

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While driving with my daughter, pretty often she would ask me questions about other cars and traffic lights. She wanted to know why we had to stop on red light, go on a green light… This rhyme really helped her understand the rules and now she knows it by heart.

Zasady ruchu drogowego

Na skrzyżowaniach

I przejściach dla pieszych

Trzeba przystanąć

I się nie spieszyć


Bo z naprzeciwka

Patrzy surowo



On tu zarządza

I rozkazuje,

Bo kierownikiem

Ruchu się czuje

Jeśli zapali się

Światło czerwone

Musisz zaczekać

Przejście wzbronione!


Kiedy żółte

Już się zaświeci

Jeszcze chwileczkę

Kochane dzieci


A gdy światło

Zielone zobaczysz,

Przez przejście dla pieszych

Wesoło skaczesz


At the crossroads

And crosswalks

You have to stop

And not rush

Because from the opposite site

Looking strictly

at you the traffic light



He makes the rules

And commands

because he feels like manager

of the traffic 


If red light

will turn on

You have to wait

Passage forbidden!

When the yellow

Light will turn on

Wait a minute

Little children


And when the green light

You will see

By pedestrian crossing

Jump happily

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.