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Changing and canceling business orders Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

Today I will continue business orders phrases. Last time we took care of placing and confirming order, today we will go over changing and canceling orders. Would it be possible to reduce our order from…to… Czy istnieje możliwość zmniejszenia naszego zamówienia do… Would it be possible to increase our order from…to… Czy istnieje możliwość zwiększenia…

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The Untranslatables – episode 1: Politics Posted by on Mar 28, 2010

Today Adam (what a brave guy) tackles some totally incomprehensible to me political language. Yes, Poles sure do love their politics, and I, for one, am very glad that we have Adam to write about this. Because, frankly, I’d rather chew my leg off and bleed to death than talk politics. To understand Polish you…

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Who’s Who in the Family Posted by on May 22, 2009

Today’s post is about something that even I have problems with. Brother’s wife wife’s brother and sister’s husband and husband’s sister and sister’s daughter’s best friend’s neighbor’s son. Or something like that. Either I’m monumentally stupid, or it’s really easy in English. Just stick “in-law” at the end of anything you’re not quite sure of…

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Going to the Dentist Posted by on May 20, 2009

I’ve been reading and hearing all these stories about tourists from Germany who travel to Poland to get major dental work done, because it’s so much cheaper here and the quality is good, or so they say. So, I thought I’d try it myself and since I had a couple of fillings to replace anyway…

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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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Gender and Occupations, continued… Posted by on Mar 28, 2009

Remember when I mentioned that the EU head honchos in Brussels want us to stop using gender specific names for professions? I also said that it was something I agreed with. Wow! I never thought that that particular post would provoke so many emails. Both for and against. But you see, we already have many…

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When Polish Diminutives Aren’t Diminutive Posted by on Mar 24, 2009

This is odd, but during the last two weeks two different readers, in two different countries, in two different ways mentioned the issue of Polish diminutives. So, who am I to argue with such a coincidence? And because I don’t want any bad karma hanging over my head (those “sexist” occupation nouns can wait), we…

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