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Marsz 2020

2020-03-11: What does "Pchły na noc, i karaluchy pod poduchy i nornice pod spódnicę" mean?

"Fleas for the night, and cockroaches under the pillows and voles under the skirt" (a fun way of saying goodnight)

Luty 2020

2020-02-08, ii: How would you say that you have a "square head" in Polish?

Cjuzę [jak bym miał] kwadratową głowę
Cjuzę [że mam] kwadratową głowę

2020-02-08: Resource! Easy Polish Grammar - Case Drill: butelka (bottle)

Styczeń 2020

2020-01-05: What does "Prosto z mostu" mean?

Literally, this translates to "straight from the bridge". According to this Kozminski University blog post, this means to "tell it like it is".

Other interesting entries from this post:
"Nie mam zielonego pojecia" > I have no green idea = I have no idea what you are talking about
"Bułka z masłem" > Bread and butter = It is easy
"Z góry dzięki" > Thanks from the mountain = Thanks
"Raz na ruski rok" > Once in a Russian year = Very rarely
"Po ptakach" > After birds = Something happened and you cannot change it

Bonus article on expressions from lifehack.org

Grudzień 2019

2019-12-27: What are the lyrics to the Muminki theme song?

Tutaj je znajdzie każdy z was
Here each of you will find them
W Muminków się przenieście świat
Move into the Moomins' world
Siądzcie przy ekranach w krąg
Sit by the screens in a circle
i cieszcie się bo wreszcie są
and be happy because they are finally here
Wasze Muminki
Your Moomins
Wasze Muminki
Your Moomins

Prześledźcie każdy drobny ruch
Track every little move
Nie traćcie chwil, wyostrzcie słuch
Don't waste moments, sharpen your hearing
bo przy Muminkach zleci czas
because with Moomins time flies
Zapomni troski kazde z was
Each of you forget your worries
bo to Muminki
because they are Moomins
bo to Muminki
because they are Moomins
wasze Muminki
your Moomins
bo to Muminki
because they are Moomins
bo to Muminki
because they are Moomins
wasze Muminki
your Moomins

pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa
pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa
pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa

Listopad 2019

2019-11-21: Todays term of the day is na zdrówko! (bless you, diminuative)

2019-11-03: Todays term of the day is leśny dziadek. From Wikitionary:

Unclear; either from leśny dziad, a forest creature in Slavic mythology, or from Polish guerrilla fighters in World War II that operated mainly in forests and kept reminiscing about their past after the war.

(idiomatic, derogatory) fossil; old person in a position of authority stubbornly sticking to anachronistic views, no longer competent for their job and not willing to step down to make way for the younger generation

Pażdziernik 2019

2019-10-26: What are some ways we can inflect "Donovan"?

JESTEM DONOWAN.
TO JEST KOSZULA DONOWANA.
TA KOSZULA JEST NA DONOWANIE.
TA KOSZULA TAŃCZY Z DONOWANEM.
TA KOSZULA DAJE DONOWANOWI MOC.
TA KOSZULA DELIKATNIE PRZYTULA DONOVANA.
DO WIDZENIA, DONOWANIE.

Wrzesień 2019

2019-09-24: What is the difference between godzina and godzinka?

From Anya: Godzinka is a diminuitive form of godzina, and typically usedto express something that won't take long:
"Tylko godzinkę będzie trwało."It will only last a little while.

2019-09-12: What does Nie ma za co!You're welcome! mean?

"Nie ma za co" is short for "Nie ma za co dziękować", approximately "You have nothing to thank for".

Also: A good post on the difference between "i" and "a".

Sierpień 2019

2019-08-27: What is...grammar?

Here are some reference conjugations of kelnerwaiter (waiter, masculine).
Nominative = Kelner jest tutaj.The waiter is here.
Genitive = To jest kot kelnera.This is the waiter's cat.
Dative = Daję kota kelnerowi.I give the cat to the waiter.
Accusative = Widzę kelnera.I see a waiter.
Instrumental Ex.1 = On jest kelnerem.He is a waiter.
Instrumental Ex.2 = Kot jest za kelnerem.The cat is behind the waiter.
Locative = Kot jest na kelnerze.The cat is on the waiter.
Vocative = Dzien dobry kelnerze!Good day, waiter!

2019-08-24: What is the difference between słuchać and słyszeć?
Słuchać To listen to = "To listen to"
Słyszeć To hear = "To hear"

2019-08-23: What is Kropko saying here ("tickle tickle tickle")? The verb being used is gilgać to tickle, and Kropko is saying "Gili gili gili!"

2019-08-21: What is the difference between słaby and silny?
Słaby Weak = "Weak"
Silny Strong = "Strong"

2019-08-19: What are the lyrics to the Luluś theme song?

"Powiem dzisiaj wam, że kiedy jestem sam,
na nudy sposób mam bo w kolory jasne gram.
Jak ty to robisz Luluś?
Biorę farby i, już w parę chwil,
kolorami lśni, świat uwierzcie mi.
Jak ty to robisz Luluś?
Jeśli będziesz chciał, by twój świat się śmiał,
dodaj światu jasnych barw.
Świat pomaluj tak jak, świat pomaluj tak jak Luluś." "I will tell you today, that when I am alone,
I have a solution for boredom because I play with bright colors.
How do you do this Luluś?
I take paints and, in just a few moments,
the world shines with colors, believe me.
How do you do this Luluś?
If you would want, your world to laugh,
add bright colors to the world.
Paint the world like, paint the world like Luluś. "

2019-08-18: What is the difference between dostawać and dostarczyć?
Dostawać To get = "To get"
Dostarczyć To deliver = "To deliver"

What is the difference between odchować and odwiedzać?
Odchować To raise = "To raise"
Odwiedzać To visit = "To visit"

What is the difference between nosić and nieść?
Nosić To carry, to wear = "To carry, to wear"
Nieść To carry (by lifting) = "To carry (by lifting)"

Lipiec 2019

2019-07-29: What is the difference between dać, dawać and podać?
From Hinative.com:
Czy mógłbyś mi podać swój nr telefonu?
(Could you give me your phone number?)
Daj mi to.
(Give me that.)
Lubię dawać prezenty.
(I like to give gifts.)


From Hinative.com:
Podać means that you want someone to give you something from hand to hand, but for example sth like "Can you give me this for a while?". Dać means that you wansomeone to give you sth, but for ever.

What is the difference between mówić and rozmawiać?
From the Duolingo forums:
Maybe this one will help you: "Rozmawiać" is connected with "rozmowa" (conversation) "Mówić" with "mowa" (speech)

2019-07-28: What is the different between iść and chodzić?

From the Duolingo forums:
iść=to go
chodzić=to go habitually
If you are talking about what you are doing, use iść. If you are talking about something that you do regularly, but not doing at the moment, use chodzić.

2019-07-26: Halo! Jak żyjesz?Hello! How are you?

Miesięcy:Months:
StyczeńJanuary
LutyFebruary
MarzecMarch
KwiecieńApril
MajMay
CzerwiecJune
LipiecJuly
SierpieńAugust
WrzesieńSeptember
PaździernikOctober
ListopadNovember
GrudzieńDecember

Also, what is the difference between znam and wiem?

From the Duolingo forums:
"Znać" can refer to people, song, movies you know, while "wiedzieć" is more about the knowledge. Examples: Znam ją! - I know her! Znam tę piosenkę. - I know this song. Wiem, że nie przyjdziecie. - I know that you won't come. Oni wiedzą o nas! - They know about us!

2019-07-20: Don't mess with Babcia Jagoda Grandmother Blueberry:

2019-07-19: Dobre wykresy, "ten"/"ta"/"to"//"ci"/"te" Good charts, "this"(m.)/"this"(f.)/"this"(n.)//"these"(m.)/"these"(nm.)

Duolingo forum cache
"ten"/"ta"/"to"//"ci"/"te"
"tamten"/"tamta"/"tamto"//"tamci"/"tamte"
"ów"/"owa"/"owo"//"owi"/"owe"

https://www.clozemaster.com/blog/polish-demonstrative-pronouns/

2019-07-14: Dzień dobry! Good morning!
Pytania: Kto, Co, Kiedy, Gdzie, Dlaczego? Questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

2019-07-12: To jest dwunasty lipca. This is the twelfth of July.

2019-07-11: Jedenastego lipca. July eleventh.

2019-07-10: Dziesiąty lipca. July tenth.

2019-07-09: Pozdrowienia! Greetings!
11 = Jedenaście Eleven
12 = Dwanaście Twelve
13 = Trzynaście Thirteen
14 = Czternaście Fourteen
15 = Piętnaście Fifteen
16 = Szesnaście Sixteen
17 = Siedemnaście Seventeen
18 = Osiemnaście Eighteen
19 = Dziewiętnaście Nineteen

2019-07-08: Czy wiesz? Do you know? Jabłko is a neuter fruit. Banan is m., and pomarańcza is f.

2019-07-07: Dziś jest niedziela! Wszystkie dni: Poniedziałek, wtorek, środa, czwartek, piątek, sobota, niediela. Today is Sunday! All of the days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

2019-07-06: Dziś jest sobota. Today is Saturday.

Liczby! Numbers!
1 = Jeden One
2 = Dwa Two
3 = Trzy Three
4 = Cztery Four
5 = Pięć Five
6 = Sześć Six
7 = Siedem Seven
8 = Osiem Eight
9 = Dziewięć Nine
10 = Dziesięć Ten

2019-07-05: Dzisiaj jest piątek. Today is Friday.

What is the difference between dziś and dzisiaj?
From polishforums.com:
It's the same thing but dziś is just a shortened version.

2019-07-04: Dziś jest czwartek. To jest dobry dzień. Today is Thursday. It is a good day.

2019-07-03: Dziś jest środa. Today is Wednesday.

What is the difference between mówisz and mówicie?
From Reddit r/learnpolish:
Mówicie is actually plural - you (all) speak

2019-07-02: Dziś jest wtorek, witam. Today is Tuesday, welcome.

What is the difference between oni and one?
From the Duolingo forum:
Oni and one are both translated as they. However, they are used in different contexts. Oni is used to refer to all groups that contain at least one male person. In other words, both all-male and mixed male and female groups are referred to as oni. One is used to refer to all groups that do not contain any male persons. Therefore, groups of female persons, groups of neuter persons and groups containing both female and neuter persons are referred to as one. You always use "one" when referring to groups of children, animals or objects. However, if "oni" is used, it must denote a group of people.

2019-07-01: Dziś jest poniedziałek, cześć! Today is Monday, hello!




Książki 📚

Books for learning Polish:
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Elementarz
Ala and As help you learn Polish!
Elementarz on Amazon

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Kto Policzy Te Obrazki?
An irreverent teacher helps you count pictures.
Kto Policzy Te Obrazki? on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Kto Policzy Te Obrazki? on Polona.pl
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Moi Przyjaciele
You are friends with animals!
Year: 1933
Moi Przyjaciele on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Moi Przyjaciele on Polona.pl
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Liskowe Wierszyki
A small tome of fox poems.
Year: 1943
Liskowe Wierszyki on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Liskowe Wierszyki on Polona.pl
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Wesołe Rachunki
Happy calculations!
Year: 1943
Wesołe Rachunki on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Wesołe Rachunki on Polona.pl
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Moi Znajomi
More animals!
Year: 1917
Moi Znajomi on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Moi Znajomi on Polona.pl
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Figle Mistrza Twardowskiego Czarodzieja Krakowskiego
The Tricks of Master Twardowski, Wizard of Krakow
Year: 1947
Figle Mistrza Twardowskiego Czarodzieja Krakowskiego on Iohes Book Reader
Source: Figle Mistrza Twardowskiego Czarodzieja Krakowskiego on Polona.pl
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Programy Telewizyjne 📺

Television in Polish:
Muminki
Luluś
Ulica Sezamkowa
Pszczółka Maja
Little Witch Academia
Muminki
The Muminki have strange and magical adventures.

Series: "Tanoshii Mūmin Ikka", 1990-1991

Episodes watched: 39/104

Playlist on YouTube

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"Oto Muminki":

Tutaj je znajdzie każdy z was
W Muminków się przenieście świat
Siądzcie przy ekranach w krąg
i cieszcie się bo wreszcie są
Wasze Muminki
Wasze Muminki

Prześledźcie każdy drobny ruch
Nie traćcie chwil, wyostrzcie słuch
bo przy Muminkach zleci czas
Zapomni troski kazde z was
bo to Muminki
bo to Muminki
wasze Muminki
bo to Muminki
bo to Muminki
wasze Muminki

pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa
pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa
pa papa pa papa pa papa pa, ma mama ma mama ma mama ma, ba baba ba bama ma mama ma pa
Luluś
Luluś and Kropka solve problems by bringing their drawings to life.

Series: "Didou", 2006-?

Episodes watched: ?/117

Playlist on YouTube
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"Luluś"

Powiem dzisiaj wam, że kiedy jestem sam,
na nudy sposób mam bo w kolory jasne gram.
Jak ty to robisz Luluś?
Biorę farby i, już w parę chwil,
kolorami lśni, świat uwierzcie mi.
Jak ty to robisz Luluś?
Jeśli będziesz chciał, by twój świat się śmiał,
dodaj światu jasnych barw.
Świat pomaluj tak jak, świat pomaluj tak jak Luluś.
Ulica Sezamkowa
The Polish production of Sesame Street features Bazyli and Beata.

Series: "Sesame Street", 1996-2001

Episodes watched: ?/52

Playlist on YouTube
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Pszczółka Maja
Maja the bee explores nature with her friends.

Series: "Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken", 1975-1976

Episodes watched: ?/52

Playlist on YouTube
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Little Witch Academia
Akko attends school at Luna Nova to train to become a witch.

Series: "Ritoru Witchi Akademia", 2013

Episodes watched: 25/25

Watch on Netflix
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Gry 🎲

Games for learning Polish:
Skyrim
Duolingo
Clozemaster
Miś Uszatek
Babbel
Skyrim
Chase your destiny as a fireball-wielding cat fluent in Polish.

Series: The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

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Duolingo
Practice daily under the watchful eye of the Duolingo owl.

Duolingo website

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Clozemaster
Cloze completion practice for intermediate learners.

Clozemaster website

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Miś Uszatek
Help Miś Uszatek complete his adventures!

Miś Uszatek on Steam

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Babbel
Phrase- and dialogue-based online learning.

Babbel website

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Filmy 🎦

Movies in Polish:
Vabank
Happy Olo
Remembrance
Pan Tadeusz
Ucieczka Z Kina „Wolność"
Przypadek
Chłopaki Nie Płaczą
Vabank (1981)
Henryk Kwinto, a jazz trumpeter/safecracker is released from jail, only to be drawn back into the dangerous world of seedy late-night gigs.

Comedy, crime

Vabank on IMDB

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Happy Olo (2017)
Aleksander Doba recalls his solo kayak journey across the Atlantic and explains his perspective on life.

Documentary, sports, travel, adventure

Happy Olo on IMDB

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Remembrance (2011)
Tomasz Limanowski and Hanna Silberstein escape to freedom after falling in love as prisoners of a concentration camp.

German: Die verlorene Zeit
Polish: Zagubiony Czas

Documentary, romance, war

Remembrance on IMDB

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Pan Tadeusz (1999)
Broń Boże! The 1999 film adaptation of Adam Mickiewicz's epic poem Pan Tadeusz. An old feud between the Spolicas and the Horeszkos, romance, and Napoleon's Russia campaign. Featuring Wojciech Kilar's brilliant score.

Drama, Romance, War

Pan Tadeusz on IMDB

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Ucieczka Z Kina „Wolność" (1990)
Censor Rabkiewicz encounters a film where the characters respond to the audience, and tries to control the ensuing chaos.

Comedy, Drama

Escape from the "Liberty" Cinema on IMDB

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Przypadek (1987)
Witek chases a train. Does he catch it? We see his life unfold in several variations depending on the answer.

Drama

Blind Chance on IMDB

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Chłopaki Nie Płaczą (2000)
Kuba and Oskar get tangled up with a group of Polish gangsters in this "Lock, Stock"-esque comedy.

Comedy, Crime

Chłopaki Nie Płaczą on IMDB

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