Polish Language Blog

Włosy Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Nature, Phrases

We are all different and we look different.

Today I wanted to to give you some advice how to describe different types of hair in Polish.

Hair can be krótkie (short) or długie (long).

Man can be łysy (bold) or  łysiejący (bolding).

Some people have falowane/faliste (wavy) hair, some have proste (straight) hair and some have kręcone (curly) hair.

Some women have grzywka (bangs).

Hair can be rozpuszczone (worn down), związane w kucyk (tied in a pony tail), zaplecione w warkocz (braided), upięte w kok (worn in a bun).

Woman with blond hair is called blondynka (man – blondyn).

Woman with brown hair is called szatynka (man- szatyn).

Woman with black hair is called brunetka (man – brunet).

Woman with red hair is called ruda (man – rudy).

Hair can be suche (dry) or tłuste/przetłuszczające się (greasy).

Hair can have kolor naturalny (natural color) or can be farbowane (colored).

Perm is called trwała in Polish.

Shade of the hair can be jasne (light) or ciemne (dark).

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.


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