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Cardinal Numbers Posted by on Mar 4, 2009

The post where I attempted to count priests (is it “dwaj księża” or “dwóch księży”?) made me realize that we’ve never talked about numbers before. Hmmm… I wonder why I’ve been avoiding this particular topic. Really, no reason at all. Yeah, right! Ok, in that case, let’s get started. I’m sure that most, if not…

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Genitive Case, part 4 Posted by on Feb 10, 2009

Thomas asked what happened to audio files with pronunciation that I used to provide on this blog. I will be reunited with my own computer and microphone on March 10th and then pliki dźwiękowe (audio files) will be back. And I do plan to go back and provide them for all the posts where they’re…

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Dative Case, part 1 Posted by on Sep 17, 2008

It’s been a while since we talked about our lovely Polish noun cases, so I thought we might get back to it today. But first, I have a little treat for you. One of our readers, as it turned out, is also a very talented poet. I mean, you have to be talented to write…

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Genitive Case, part 3 Posted by on Aug 18, 2008

I just realized that we’ve never really finished talking about the genitive case (dopełniacz in Polish). My bad. We had too much fun with all the other things, lazy males and beetle tongue-twisters, and we totally forgot about the declensions. So, let’s get it done and over with this genitive. I told you that in…

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Genitive Case, part 2 Posted by on Jul 21, 2008

Since we’re in the midst of a little grammar kick, I thought we might as well continue. But to keep things interesting, we should let the adjectives rest for a while and talk about something else. Remember when we discussed the genitive case – dopełniacz? Yes, I know, it was a while back. So here…

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Plural, Singular or Something In-Between? Posted by on Jul 4, 2008

This last post about wakacje (holidays) made me a little bit confused. OK, not a little. A lot. While writing it, I was unable to fully determine the grammatical gender of “wakacje”, and a random selection of my countrymen to whom I posed that question just looked at me with utter bewilderment. “You mean it…

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Is Polish a Phonetic Language Posted by on Jun 23, 2008

Many Poles will tell you that Polish is a phonetic language. In other words, you read it as you write it. Cool! Sounds easy enough, right? But hold on a sec. That’s not entirely true. While written Polish might indeed be easier to decipher than for example English (just think about the many different ways…

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