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Polish vs. Czech

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Polish vs. Czech!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242


We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Polish -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/9pBaJojzNOI
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/obvizJRnezA
  3. Written: Wszyscy ludzie rodzą się wolni i równi w swojej godności i prawach. Są obdarzeni rozumem i sumieniem i powinni postępować wobec siebie w duchu braterstwa.

Czech -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/UmGpdcdXkDA
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/WGY71GkWZeE
  3. Written: Všichni lidé se rodí svobodní a sobě rovní co do důstojnosti a práv. Jsou nadáni rozumem a svědomím a mají spolu jednat v duchu bratrství.
November 17, 2017



This is hard... I think I'll have to go with Polish however.


Polish every time. I might just be biased though... ;)

I love Czech too. But for me nothing can compare to the soft musicality of Polish and the beauty of the written language. Once you understand the phonetics, few words are as beautiful as "wszyscy", "miłość", "lato", "szczęśliwy"... Even the word for breakfast, "śniadanie", is beautiful. And if you want something less soft and whispery than those, there are always gems like "szklanka" and "brzydki". The language rolls off the tongue so nicely, and is like a whispered song to the ear.

I'll stop rhapsodising before this turns into a book... It could!


I love the detail you put into this! This is what I'm looking for :)


Always happy to put detail into anything expounding my love for Polish. :)


I am learning Czech but now you are making me want to learn Polish too :-) I guess I'll wait until I have at least a basic grasp of Czech. But your enthusiasm is really contagious :-)

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    I think I liked Polish a little more. So, I'll vote for Polish

    [deactivated user]

      A funny fact: to many native Polish and Czech speakers, the other language's pronunciation sounds like a child with speech impediment. :-D

      (I am a Czech native, heard the same from natives of both)


      Polish all round for me <3 (Although I admit to being a teensy bit biased as I've had a love for the language as soon as I first set my eyes on it :P )


      do you realize you used an interview with a bosnian soccer player to demonstrate spoken czech? he does not really sound entirely czech yet.


      Hi, thank you for letting me know I’m so sorry for the inconvenience, I don’t speak Czech. Do you mind sending me a video of a native Czech speaker? Thanks.


      The interview is really not a good example of Czech accent and pronunciation. I would suggest this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBzCobc9mVs


      I think czech is the winner for me :)

      [deactivated user]
        1. Czech!

        2. Czech!

        3. Czech!

        I'm very very biased though =) I've been studying Czech for the last three years and I love the language and the country.


        My vote goes to Czech


        Polish!! It's hard and cute at the same time! ^-^



        was hard to decide

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