Me too, especially because I am polish, yet my father never taught me any of it!
From Chicago, eh? Plenty of chances to use your new skills here :) Sitting in the same boat - parents focused on learning a new language themselves and missed teaching me Polish. 'Bout time I start!
Yeah, I only live a couple miles east of the Polish parts of the city. I can't wait to practice over there!
Ha ha ha ha ha.... Its my native language...... I am really excited to start learning english!!!!!!
So difficult word!!! Duo asked me 20 times to write it correctly and 20 times I have failed!!!
I also had a lot of trouble with spelling this at first. I've found that it's easier once you know the phonics. Dziewczynka For example, "cz" makes the English /ch/ sound, and "y" makes the /ih/ sound. I'm still not sure about the rules for "z", but it often makes the /zh/ sound, which is kind of like a 'soft' "j" sound, like in "pleasure". Then d+zh 'hardens' it into a j sound.
LOL! I understand! I am "Polish-American," grew up in Wilkes Barre, PA and I am laughing my way through this first lesson! I thought I could do a LITTLE better than I am doing. :)
What's the difference between dziewczynka and dziewczyna? I've learnt girl as dziewczyna...
Yes, it is not precise. Imho it should be "dziewczyna" first, and dziewczynka as an alternative, because dziewczynka indeed suggests a child or is a pretty cheesy way to refer to an older girl.
Hello everyone! Am having a hard time with pronunciation, but I'm enjoying learning it very much.
My grandmother is Polish, and recently has started learning the language. It inspired me to do the same. (:
Oh my, my! All our family arranged a few days in Krakow as a surprise for my husband's birthday. It's only a few weeks away, so I thought that it might be useful to learn a few helpful phrases. Needless to say, I didn't reckon with this! I have learnt several languages in the past, some that were considered difficult, but this one takes the biscuit! It sounds beautiful though. :-)
Well I'm learning this language because of a movie "sala samobójcow" I really liked Dominik (Jakub Gierzsal) and I think the language is beautiful the way sounds.. I am from Colombia and my native language is Spanish and I have to say that Polish is difficult
Well, this is literally the first lesson of the first skill, this will be repetitive by definition - only a few words have been introduced, not much to create sentences from.
Spanish is my native language and so since I hear people saying that polish I similar to Spanish I thought I would give it a try, but honestly...I barely see any similarities....(so far)