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Learning Polish

Hello! I am now 11% fluent in Polish! LOL (as if that's a big accomplishment). Just starting, in other words. Any suggestions on improving my skills outside of Duolingo? I'm not in an area where any Polish speakers are.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Princess192498

Just keep practicing and then put Polish lables around your house. That's what I do :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Excellent! Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosenoiree
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I think that the best method for learning any language is reading books and watching movies and tv-series in it, but obviously, in order to do that you should learn some basics first :) Finish the course offered by Duo, then read your favourite book (or 2, 3, the more, the better) translated into Polish (you can do it with help of a dictionary). Then look for some movies, you can find many old classics for free on yt :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Very good point! Thank you! I will do these things.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Okcydent
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You could pretend that you do a shopping on-line:

Besides, I wish you a lot of patience and that your strong will will stay that strong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Thank you. That is a good idea! I will try that! And yes, my grandmother's people were from Poland, so I have a strong interest in Polish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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Using other resources is a great idea, but bear in mind that Duolingo is designed for the first stage of learning a language. If Duolingo is your chosen route, it's probably best to spend most of your efforts on Duolingo until you've finished the course. Then, armed with some foundational vocabulary and a grasp of the grammar, you'll be in a position to start reading children's fiction, etc.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

I agree! Thank you for that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sir_John4

Listen to polish music while reading lyrics and translation to it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Definitely! I already have a list of favorite Polish folk songs, so I will definitely see how I can do that!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.Yoshiko16

World Youth Day theme song for 2016 which took place in Poland! That song is so nice. I am one of the delegates from the Philippines :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pandoralein

I recommend Memrise for learning vocabulary. Here are their Polish courses: http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/polish/

They even have a course with the words from Duolingo - it makes you remember them better than Duolingo on its own!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

That is very helpful! Thank you! I will definitely check this out!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimonocrazy
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I am learning polish too along with Serbian. I find speaking with native speakers the best, but I still struggle with trying to understand them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Can you ask them to talk slower, perhaps?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimonocrazy
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It's mostly that my receptive abilities in language develop quite slow compared to my expressive abilities. I had this problem when I first was learning American Sign Language. It took me a long time until I could understand people other than my teacher.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishQuaggan

I always find it helpful to listen to the language in any way when I start it. Even if I don't understand much, it makes it easier for me to get a feeling for a language. If possible I'd suggest a native speaker of course, but you may also try to watch some easy movies with or without subtitles. Especially movies for children are easy to find in Polish. Or yes, stick to the folk songs if that's what you enjoy the most. :) The more fun and interesting it is for you, the more you will progress I believe. Good luck and most importantly, have fun! :) (Also I am interested in those songs if you don't mind telling me about them. :))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

I really appreciate your helpful tips!! Here is the link to Rokiczanka's YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/user/Rokiczanka

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolishQuaggan

Dziękuję bardzo! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.Yoshiko16

Here's what I do and hope it can help you. Every time I finish a certain lesson, I don't go immediately to the next one. What I do is, I review all the new words that I learned, then review all the words that I have learned in the past. Then, I try to make sentences on my own! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RivkaElena

Yes that is helpful! Thank you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.Yoshiko16

Nie ma za co! :)

1 year ago