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!
Dziękuję bardzo! Tak, język polski jest bardzo trudny, ale jest pięknym językiem!
I understood what you said but I don't know how to give a fully detailed reply so: Tak, to jest pięknym językiem.
You wouldn't really use this "to" in Polish, it sounds strange. The subject of the sentence has just been stated (by graciiek), so in your answer there's no need to state it, as it's obvious already what it is.
Familiar feeling. You can understand complex Polish sentences, but you can barely speak/write anything back xD
Same here! I started the Polish tree knowing very little, too.
Congratulations on the amazing achievement! :)
Yeah I remember those days when I almost gave up the first time I heard "dziewczynka" hahaha thank you and good luck on your journey as well!
I started to learning Polish nowadays. So i want to know that do you feel ready to speak? (İf this sentence contains a grammatical mistake sorry about that) and congrats!
Of course, no :) Duolingo helps to remember some words and phrases but it does not teach to speak. You need learn grammar on another sources and try to talk with real people. Duolingo still give more expirience (skill).
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!
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 congrats to you as well! It sure isn't an easy feat, especially when completing it in a month! I'm also focusing on collecting more crowns and reading beginner's books too!
Moje gratulacje! :-)
Mam nadzieję, że chcesz kontynuować naukę języka polskiego. Serdecznie pozdrawiam. :-)
Warto znaleźć kogoś, z kim można trochę porozmawiać. Lubię również czytać - zaczęłam z wierszami i tekstami piosenek. To na początku było bardzo mosolne, ale z czasem idzie coraz lepiej… :-)
Życzę Ci powodzenia i przyjemności w nauce!
Tak! Mój chłopak jest Polakiem i lubię ćwiczę z nim i zacznę czytać książki dla dzieci
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! :-)
congratulations! keep it up. Make it your own language. Wish you all the best and hope that you master this language at the earliest with you dedication and meaningful engagement.
Thank you! Yes, Polish has become very meaningful to me, as it is the language that connects my s/o's family and I together (especially when english isn't sufficient).
Well done!! Thanks for sharing too, its inspirational. Hope you carry on the language journey.
Dziękuję bardzo! I still sometimes shock myself; I went from knowing absolute no words to being able to converse very basically and to pick up words/phrases in very fast Polish conversations!
Duolingo nie pomoże ci uczyć się polskiego
Radzę użyć filmów z youtube, to ci bardzo pomoże
i porozmawiaj z native speakerami
Duolingo won't help you, use youtube videos and talk to native speakers
and about the pronunciation
use this site , it contains a pronunciation guide , and also explains grammar rules
Yes I have used that site, especially for learning the grammatical rules! And yes, I try to listen to the intonation and pronunciation of native speakers, which has greatly helped with my (little bit of) speaking as well
Congratulation!! And mam nadzieję, że dobrze wykorzystasz znajomość języka polskiego. Tak trzymaj ;) Good job!
Gratulacje! Ale te słowa nie są aż tak trudne, jak dziewięćdziesięciodziewięcioipółlatek :-)
A co to słowo dokładnie znaczy??? Ninety-nine hundred years old?... and half? :D Czy co?
p.s. Du kannst es mir natürlich auch auf deutsch schreiben!
Na ja, ich bin nicht sicher... Es wird wahrscheinlich neunundneunzigeinhalbjährigen sein. Wörtlich.
Danke! Dann habe ich es ja wohl richtig verstanden! :D Das "...ipółlatek" hat mich etwas irritiert. Beste Grüße!
Try to pronounce one of our tounge twisters: Konstantynopolitańczykówianeczka
............... maybe when I'm a bit more confident in my reading I'll return :)
Duolingo opens our ears, hearts and minds to the world through language .... wspaniole.. I can't remember if that's the correct spelling but I'm sure you know what I mean.... Congratulations!
Well done!!!! I speak a little of Polish (I live 3km from Poland) and it's not easy at all. And I speak Czech, so that helps.
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!
Dziękuję!! Ah yes, I have a few friends from Czech and the language (or certain words) seems to be (somewhat) similar to the Polish language!