Polish is at 81% Today!
I'm excited to learn Polish! I hear it's difficult, but very rewarding. I visited Krakow a few years ago and it was incredible.
I'm so excited! After English and Spanish, Polish is the next widely spoken language in Illinois (especially in Chicago). I can't wait to learn it!
Hah, really? I knew Illinois was a hot destination for Polish immigrants at the time but I thought most of them had either forgotten or just haven't passed on the language. Is it actually still spoken around Chicago?
Yup! It was said that the city of Chicago had the largest amount of Polish people (immigrants and people of Polish heritage) outside of Poland (I think that now goes to New York or London. Not sure.).
We have a bunch Polish neighborhoods, a Polish museum, a Polish parade, Polish Fest weekend (which just past about 2 weeks ago), statues of famous Polish people if you go to our Museum Campus area (one of them being Copernicus), etc! Plus, I have a couple of Polish friends and a few days ago, while I was working, a huge group of Polish people came in and I wished I was able to converse with them in their language!
Fellow Chicagoan! It'll make driving through Milwaukee Avenue easier to follow at least. Polish is every where in Chicago.
I also want to see Polish because it's similar to Russian (my native language)
A lot of people in Poland (and my native Czech republic as well) would kill you for such statement :) But you're right, with knowledge of other slavic language it's much easier. Basic grammar (conjugation, declention, but also things like verb aspects) is pretty much the same. I am personaly fluent in Polish and I learned it only because of contact with the language without any language courses. But still I'll try Polish course after release to improve my writing.
Don't exaggerate, in Poland we know that polish is a slavic language, therefore it's related to Russian, surely 'a lot of people' wouldn't kill for this statement :)
"A lot of people in Poland (and my native Czech republic as well) would kill you for such statement" - why do you think so? I see no reason why.
For historical reasons a lot of people don't like Russians in both countries.
But it has nothing to do with the languages being similar to each other.
Oh, please, stop talking about those "historical reasons". Many Russians dislike Poles because of "historical reasons" as well, but I think it's just stupid. One can blame Stalin (who wasn't even a Russian) or any other political leader for some decisions our country has made in the past, but blaming all the Russians for that is kinda... narrow-minded.
Ok, I won't comment anymore, according to votes they weren't quite understood. I personally speak Czech, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian, so you don't have to blame me from any stereotypes and prejudices :)
It's good to see them making such good progress. I've not been on here for about a month and they were just over 50% then. Can't wait to give the course a try soon.
wow that is amazing i would love to be able to venture out over seas one day!! maybe when i get out of college.
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I am excited too. Can't believe it's at that high a percentage! For now I'm taking the reverse course... sort of. Haven't worked it in awhile. :)
Yes yes yes! So excited to tackle Polish on Duolingo :D Keep up the good work guys!
Oh. My. God. If it comes out before December, I will be so happy. I'm going to Krakow soon! What would you recommend to do there? I'm going with a native Pole who speaks 1, 2, 3, 4, FIVE languages fluently!!!! What?! Anyways, thanks for giving me the update.
Do a free walking tour when you get there to get a good overview of the city. Jewish Quarter is better for bars and restaurants than the Old Town so spend lots of time there. Kolanko does a great buffet breakfast, and Alchemia is a good bar. Make sure to try some zapiekanki from the little square where Alchemia is.
That's pretty cool! Polish and the other West Slavic languages are the most distant from Bulgarian, so I've always been curious. I'm planning to do some Russian as well, so my Slavic immersion is all nicely rounded out :)
when did the course enter the Incubator? It feels for me like I was waiting for 2 years now.
Dalej nasi! I'd love to hear that you want to learn Polish! :D And yeah, Kraków is awesome, I was there this year :D If you want some help with Polish, just say. What's your native language? What other languages you speak fluently? I'm asking because Polish is easier for people that speak Slavic language already. So good that you're learning Ukrainian, it might be helpful as much as vice versa. But if you "mix" similar languages when your learning them in the same time, it'll be better if you end Ukrainian first. And Romance languages and German can help you a bit, because we've got some loanwords from Latin and German. And something happened with your profile :/