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About the Mammas and the Pappas – in Polish Posted by on Apr 23, 2009

The other day I was discussing motherhood with one of my friends. No, I am not planning to have a baby, I have two cats and I’m quite happy with them for the time being. However, my friend has a baby and we were going over the joys and perils of motherhood and the problems…

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Problems with Priests (in plural) Posted by on Feb 24, 2009

What is it that I am reading about Polish priests wanting to marry and have families? This is the BBC article in English, but I have seen this story reported in the Polish media as well. A controversial topic, no doubt about it. But since I happen to know two Polish priests (we met while…

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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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More Pronoun Fun: Ci, Te Posted by on Aug 8, 2008

Ok, so today I’m supposed to tell you how to figure out the gender when it comes to plural nouns and adjectives. But first, we need to talk just a tiny little but about those plural nouns and their genders. You see, those plural nouns can be confusing. They are even to me. And I…

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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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