https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

Polish is out!!! December 10, 2015

Recently I checked the incubator and Polish just came out in beta today and already has 30 learners!!!

December 10, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheShadowBroker

It's way above 30 learners actually

I thought i was the 31st but i'm not, it just hasn't updated :/

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowmere360

This :)

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Atcovi

I'm actually the 31st, I signed up for Polish right when it had 30 ;)

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB

Me too.

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Me too!

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88

Great news! It finally came out! Feel free to follow me if you need help with learning Polish, I'm a native speaker. :) Powodzenia!

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Atcovi

Can you give an English person's perspective on pronouncing "cookies" in Polish?

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88

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!

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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Both cz and ć are affricates, the difference is that ć is alveo-palatal (like English, but the tongue is raised more, closer to the palate) and cz is retroflex (the tongue is retracted and the tip touches just behind the alveolar ridge).

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob_Simons

Looking forward to getting stick inti the polish course

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dfwgator

Dziękuję bardzo to the Polish team!

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF

I like cookies and milk!

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

YAY!!!!

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JakubWrobel

IF ANY1 NEED HELP FEEL FREE TO ASK ME I AM A NATIVE SPEAKER AS WELL powodzenia

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User

Thank you!

December 12, 2015
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