FINALLY finished the POLISH TREE!
Ah, what a journey it has been!!
From not even knowing what "tak" meant to now being able to form basic sentences (very slowly), it's been quite the journey conquering the Polish tree. And to honor the 11 months it took me to complete it, here's 11 words that took me forever to pronounce!
- trzy (I still canNOT say this correctly)
Dziękuję bardzo Duolingo for providing us a wonderful course for such a beautiful language! I'm looking forward to becoming more comfortable conversationally and grammatically in the future!
Congratulations on finishing the tree!
I finished the Polish tree today... I still don't speak Polish though. :D I think I finished it in little over a month. I'm now going to focus on reaching level 5 in all the skills and I've ordered a children's book, so I can start reading and expanding my vocabulary.
Thank you! And although I know many new words, I don't yet (emphasis on the "yet") feel comfortable talking conversationally. However, I do try to practice with my boyfriend (a native Polish speaker) and always keep my ears open when I'm around other native speakers. I've become very familiar with how words are pronounced, the next step is just to get them out of my mouth!! Best of luck to you!
To bardzo dobry pomysł! :-) Książki dla dzieci, bajeczki, wiersze, albo krótkie aforyzmy - ja też tak zaczęłam. Teraz staram się czytać i rozumieć wiersze słynnej Wisławy Szymborskiej… tomik jej wierszy przywiózł mi dobry przyjaciel z Polski. :-) Mogę z nim też porozmawiać, jak mam jakiekolwiek trudności ze słowami.
Trzymaj się! Pozdrawiam serdecznie z Hamburga! :-)
Actually, I visited Czech just a few months ago and I could not communicate with the receptionist at a hotel I was staying in, since she did not speak English very well. Since I had known some Polish back then, I decided to just speak basic phrases in Polish and heck she actually understood what I wanted to say! (This also happened in a small store in Slovakia.) It's amazing to see how learning the basics in a language can help you get around in even other countries!