January 24, 2016



Is this pronounced the same as kobieta?

July 22, 2016


No, the last sound is totally different. The problem is that English doesn't have such sound. You just probably have to listen more carefully, it's not that easy to recognize sounds that are new to your ear.

July 23, 2016


I've noticed one of the vowel sounds is more nasal and sounds right in the middle between English short "i" sound and short "e." Thanks for the comment. I have a friend who is Polish. I could ask about it.

August 4, 2016


It's more like 'aw' in English, rather than "ah," along with the nasal part, right? There's kind of a short "o" in there too...

August 4, 2016


I'd put 'aw' to the letter 'ą'.

As for "y", I really don't know what to compare it to, but I wouldn't search for any 'o' in there.

August 4, 2016


Hello, here is a link that can help. There is a link with short audio. https://pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plik:Polish_letter_Y.ogg Regards

September 27, 2017

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Maybe this or that would be some helpful.

August 8, 2016


This sound: thy

November 27, 2017


I don't know if you know Turkish, but it's like Turkish "ı".

June 25, 2018


Jellei, thanks for putting me right about women/ladies! I didn't know there was a separate word for ladies as I haven't come across panic in the course!

April 21, 2017


I never thought I make this particular complaint, but I almost feel like the Polish section is too forgiving on spelling. I had no idea what the plural of woman was, so I took a wild guess and tacked an "i" on the end. Kobieti. Duolingo marked me correct with spelling mistakes. It's not the first time, either. In a language with such complicated spelling, I feel like these early lessons could stand to be a bit more strict, actually. I mean my answer was definitely wrong.

August 13, 2018


I agree, but we don't have power over it. Every answer that is accepted by us, is simply correct. We don't put answers with typos that we find acceptable on the list. So it's the algorithm's doing. It's the grading algorithm that decides what typo is acceptable, and what is not.

August 13, 2018


I see what you're saying. Oh well. Perhaps the algorithm will be improved over time. In the meantime... well, at least I'm still learning.

August 13, 2018
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