Learn Polish swear words!
I guess that you know duolingo's website - tinycards. I would like to share my deck with Polish swear words! They are very important in spoken Polish) Enjoy!
Sometimes I may update that deck, so be careful!
Even though swearwords are commonly used in Polish as a rhetorical device, whithout actually insulting anyone, it is not safe to use them in many social contexts. I believe that the vast majority of language learners on duolingo understands that and will excercise caution.
Why learn them in the first place?
When spending a considerable amount of time among native speakers in different situations, hearing one of those words is an inevitability. Understanding them might give you a better insight into the speaker's mood, thus making you better equipped to handle tricky social situations within a possibly unfamiliar cultural context.
So learn them, but leave them in your passive vocabulary, unless you're already proficient enough to know when to use them safely and appropriately.
I mean, why would anybody want to know swear words, even if in another language.
I know many swear words in every language that I know. They are very useful if you wanna express yourself, your feelings :V What do you say if you are just furious? Don't you swear? Aa, you see. Everyone does. Right now I am fluent in 2 languages and (and I will be fluent in another one soon) and I am able to think in those languages. And what happens when I think it that languages? I swear in that languages too :v
I'm not usually mad enough to want to curse. Usually just yell gibberish.
But more importantly, you have to consider, before posting stuff like this, a new user might come on and suddenly see this post and say "What in the world is this? if Duolingo is like this, why do it?" then never do it again.
You have to be careful.
Yes, but on the other side, some relaxed people may think, "wow, cool, I will learn something I can't find that easily, so I will surprise my friends/cousins/anybody who will understand a joke/effort to be natural in that new language"...
Anyway, who ever don't like the post have freedom to skip it, there are so many topics, that I don't think anybody who know how to spend time in a smart way, will not make a problem.
So, I contribute:
cholera - damn it
chamski cycek - ehh, I'm not sure how to translate it, but any good friend (not conservative one) can earn the title from time to time :D
Someone thaught me something like "ale gojebow" but I'm probably spelling it wrong... what is the right spelling and meaning?
Kurva! Can't watch a Polish film without learning that one! ;-) And no fair getting offended by that word here.
Oh sad, the deck is gone. Please someone make another and parent company can write a huge warning in front of those prone to fainting.
I heard that it is much more improper for women in Poland to swear, than it is for men. That some women never swear because it is just so unfeminine. On the other hand, men use words like this much more often. How much truth is in this claim? I have found a really funny one, at least I enjoy it for some...weird reason. Beware! https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/od_dupy_strony
Thanks for the...choice word ;) no, but I heard like really, never, or as seldom as possible. I mean, in English speaking countries women say things like "sh_t" or "f_ck" occasionally. But as in Poland I was told it is really not only rough, but very improper, and much more so than in other countries. But maybe this was just the specific Pole who thought this, which I was talking to.
It depends in what kind of social circles you are moving. So I occasionally heard my friends (girls) sware when they are at home or mostly when they have something happen accidentally or if they hear some incredible story...or in similar situations. But on the other side in my neighbourhood, which is known as very nice and with a good reputation (let's say), some hooligan young boys and girls can't start a sentence without saying 'kurwa', and that sounds quite bad...so depends on people, their education, and other factors. But definitely, they are not 'anioły' in this sense