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Advanced Grammar – Participles – imiesłowy Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

Today Adam and Anna jointly attempt to tackle Polish participles. Hang on, it will be a crazy ride! This blog has, for some time, concentrated on cultural issues. Therefore I thought it would be a good idea to focus on grammar for a change. Today we will look into the mystical entity called imiesłów –…

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From Readers’ Comments – How to tell someone off Posted by on Mar 15, 2010

One of our American readers was bragging in the comments section not so long ago that “i can honestly say polish is one of the easiest languages ive learned so far. its not harder than any other language” (punctuation and spelling his, not mine). And then he went on to say that: “people that tell…

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Talking About Travel Posted by on Mar 12, 2010

Adam’s last post about different vacation options in Poland made me think about travel in general. Podróże (travels, journeys, trips) is a plural noun. Singular – podróż (feminine). And podróżować (to travel) is the verb we need here. So, what do you call a person that travels? Podróżnik, but that implies someone who travels seeking…

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Verb “to like” and its Polish Equivalents Posted by on Feb 2, 2010

In our last post we talked quite a bit about liking (or not) something (or someone). And I have finally realized (hey, better late than never!) that maybe this verb – “to like” – is not as clear and straightforward in Polish, as it is in English. In English it’s used for just about anything…

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Verbs Expressing Feelings and the Nouns that Follow Them Posted by on Jan 31, 2010

So, what were we talking about last time? Ah yes, verbs that express emotions. You know, stuff like love (kochać), hate (nienawidzieć), like (lubić), dislike (nie lubić), etc. In English, it’s simple, whether you like or don’t like someone (or something), the noun that follows the verb expressing your feeling doesn’t change. I like winter…

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On Disliking Winter – Verbs Expressing Emotions Posted by on Jan 28, 2010

So, in the last post, our guest blogger – Ms. Anglopole was telling us just how lovely and picturesque polskie zimy (Polish winters) can be. Now, I don’t know about lovely, but they sure are picturesque. Even if you’re not a fan of cold weather (like me), you have to admit that śnieg (snow) looks…

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Polish Present Tense Posted by on Apr 21, 2009

Of course, since last time I bravely announced that the next post would be about grammar, I put on my procrastinator’s hat and have been doing everything possible to put it off for as long as possible. But then today my friend said “you’re stupid, the sooner you explain this grammar stuff, the sooner you…

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