I have something to say about the course so far, since it was released today. I am happy there is finally a polish course, because my parents are fluent and native but they never taught me. It has always sounded like a beautiful language.
But this is a hard language. Whats the conjugation and the difference between the spelling if there is a girl, versus if i am talking to you or myself. Like the word "Has". There is so manny ways to spell it if i am talking about someone. Can someone explain all these ways to me because these are not getting to me at the moment. Thanks!
And thank you for the wonderful course! Cant wait to be on my way to learn polish! :)
(I think you will have to copy/paste this link because the ć doesn't go into the link)
This website is a good resource for verb conjugations.
In many languages verbs conjugate according to the subject, the person doing the verb. There are three "persons":
First person: singular:I, me, myself; plural: we, us, ourselves
Second person: singular: you and also in Polish, there is a plural you
Third person: (any noun or other object) singular: he, she, one, boy, girl... or plural they, girls, boys...
The website follows the order: * First person singular
Second person singular
Third person singular
First person plural
Second person plural
Third person plural
mieć is the verb for to have, so for example from that link
mam = I have
masz = You have
ma = He/she has
Thank you. This is the one I was looking for: http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.php?D1=201T1=je%C5%9B%C4%87
and this one most of all: http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.php?D1=201T1=by%C4%87
and for this sentence:
((First I had to find the infinitive form of the verb "to drink": http://www.polish-dictionary.com/d ) but Verbix did not have it. So I found this site: http://www.tastingpoland.com/language/verb/pic_drink_verb.html
Here is the declension for the noun for water which is in Accusative case here: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/w%C3%B3da#Polish
Hi, this is a very confusing language. I would have liked to concentrate on the alphabet a bit more. I find it more difficult not being able to correctly pronunciate the words because I'm not familiar with the bare basics. With that being said Google is just a click away... Great way to learn is finding someone that can speak the language.
I am in a similar situation! When I was growing up my dad spoke a little bit to me and my polish grandmother came to visit for a couple months and I especially spoke it a lot then but then after she left,when I was five years old,I said I didn't want to speak it anymore and my dad didn't encourage me so now I haven't learned it in years as I am 17 years old right now, but I am getting back into it and I am starting from the beginning.
When people speak in polish you don't really pronounce the special e sound, so u don't hear it in a normal conversation as its taught. However if you go to other places in Poland such as warsaw the dilect changes and people there pronounce the e very clearly with its sounds. But the majority don't bother. You only have to know this for spelling purposes
They are different conjugations for use with different pronouns: http://www.tastingpoland.com/language/verb/pic_drink_verb.html
"piję" is for "I drink"
"pije" is for "she drinks" or "he drinks" or "it drinks".
Most singular nouns can be replaced with one of these three pronouns, so this form is used a lot.