"Czy to twój portfel?"

Translation:Is it your wallet?

December 31, 2015

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nespera

Interesting, a word from French: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/portfel

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PonyDesu

There was a time when French had a tremendous influence on Polish language and culture, that's why you can find many borrowed words.

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bartosh_J

ekran (from French "écran", screen), abażur ("abat-jour", lamp shade), rekin ("requin", shark), meble ("meuble", furniture), bagaż ("bagage", luggage), walizka ("valise", suitcase), fotel ("fauteuil", armchair), plaża ("plage", beach) and koszmar ("cauchemar", nightmare). ;)

January 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esposch

Wow! I always assumed 'kaszmar' (I don't have a Curillic keyboard) was a uniquely Russian word.

Never would have thought it was a borrowing from Polish, which itself is a borrowing from French!

January 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mZve

Lots of Polish words are similar to Ukrainian words but doulingo does not have a course of learning Polish from Ukrainian.

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne-LiD

Wow, this is really interesting! I already figured out the koszmar and the portfel, but the rest is new for me :D

May 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henry132109

Экран (ekran), мебель (miebiel), пляж (pljaż), кошмар (koszmar) in Russian as well

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bartosh_J

I've just looked at this word "portefeuille''. :O Polish is ''easier'' ;)

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hivemindx

Feuille is the word for sheet or leaf so portefeuille is not that hard to remember. A sheet (bank note) carrier. It's relatively difficult to pronounce or spell correctly though.

March 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nespera

Doesn't happen often!

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p8c
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does the audio sound correct for the first word?

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
Mod
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Sounds fine to me.

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p8c
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ok. thanks for checking!

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UmbraSicarii

The first word is pretty shortened here, but in common speach it gets shortened the same way ;)

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p8c
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ah, thanks!

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DorothyRoholt

I used to know the word wallet to be portmonetka, not porfela. Maybe that is an old word. But another dictionary says that portfela is a portfolio. Regional differences?

April 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
Mod
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  1. The word is "portfel".

  2. Yeah, "portmonetka" works, but it's a bit different. It's usually smaller and only used for coins, moreover it's rather used by women and not men.

  3. "portfolio" is "portfolio", I'd say...

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom873317

"is this your wallet" was rejected - is this wrong?

July 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
Mod
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No, it's accepted, it should have worked.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Galois33

What is the name for a purse?

December 11, 2018
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