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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Polish phonology and orthography are hard for me, yet easier in Cyrillic...

http://imgur.com/a/PV9d9

So I have trouble pronouncing/recognizing Polish words yet I really want to learn the language, yet the strange thing is, if I put the above text into Cyrillic (approximate) I can read it just fine. В шчебжешинє хжашч бжмі в тжцінє. (I used the Ukrainian alphabet and I did the approx. pronunciation based off of the few skills I'd done)

Any help with improving my pronunciation?

August 5, 2016

3 Comments


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

Well, that's true that Cyrillic is closer than the basic Latin alphabet, but still it doesn't have ą and ę and I suspect dź/dzi may be a problem as well... and the palatalization is a bit different, so I wouldn't be so sure about your version of "ci" in "trzcinie".


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

I think you might find some help in this discussion... https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12303495

I have found it most helpful to talk with Polish friends, especially if they are happy to correct my mispronunciations. Other than that, I watch/listen to Polish broadcasts and Polish films. I enjoy Radio Bielsko http://www.radiobielsko.pl/pliki/stat.php?id=97 but there are many to choose from.

My tip, if you are watching a Polish film, is to try it with Polish subtitles, if they are available. I found it helpful to be able to see and hear the words.


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

Nice idea with Cyrillic, but some Polish sounds a bit different than Ukrainian ones (but still Polish with Ukrainian versions of sounds is much better for me XD).

You should get someone as a talking partner, you can get someone online, for example here: gospeaky.com and listen to Polish music (what's your favourite kind of music?) and watch Polish films/TV shows:

TVP (Polish Public/State TV) - http://vod.tvp.pl/

Private TVs:

TVN - http://player.pl/

Polsat - http://www.polsat.pl/

You can also listen to Polish radio, here's "official" public/state radio:

http://www.polskieradio.pl/

Other private ones:

http://www.radiozet.pl/

http://www.rmf.fm/

http://www.eska.pl/

And much more... Sorry, but pages are only in Polish

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