Awesome free video resource for Polish learners!
I've been watching the Easy Polish videos and I love them, so I wanted to share. Actually, the whole series of Easy Language videos are great. It's too bad that they don't have more for some of the other languages I'm learning.
The basic idea is that they go around on the streets of Katowice and ask passersby questions, everything from basic topics like "what are your hobbies?" or "how do you spend your weekends?" to more complex ones like "what does freedom mean to you?". They have subtitles in both Polish and English. They speak at a normal pace ("easy" may seem like a misnomer to some, because it is not dumbed down at all), but there is a lot of repetition, so it's great listening practice and gives you some exposure to how Polish people really talk. Note that the translations are not always literal, so you particularly need to watch out for the word order of the Polish vs. the English translations.
Link to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFN7GIhcfUGQT2S5_U5sWnhK
Personally, I found it helpful to listen through once, then go back and pause to take some notes which I then used to formulate my own answers to the questions. This is a way to get writing/speaking practice in too. For some grammar practice, you can try to identify some of the cases they're using or try to figure out the root form of the nouns/adjectives that are used in declined form. You could also write down some of the most useful/interesting words and put them in Anki or whichever flash card program you like for vocab drills.
Dziękuję! :o I need to get more vocab under my belt and this helps a lot!
One mistake: "Już znam" :)
I think it's easiest to distinguish them more or less like this: "znać" = "to know X", while "wiedzieć" = "to know, that X" or "to know about X".