Polish is out!!! December 10, 2015
Recently I checked the incubator and Polish just came out in beta today and already has 30 learners!!!
Ciasteczka: Approximated to chah-ste-chka: Cha (as in cha cha dance), ste (same as in English), chka (almost the same "ch" as in chocolate but with tongue further back), it is what you would call an affricate.
However, to be accurate, "ciasteczka" is the dimunitive form of the word "cookie". You would ask a child if he/she would like "ciasteczka" as opposed to "ciastka," the non-dimunitive form of the word. But either way works!