https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

  1. ciasteczko
  2. prześcieradło
  3. trzy (I still canNOT say this correctly)
  4. pszczoła
  5. niedźwiedź
  6. międzynarodowy
  7. szczęście
  8. wszystko
  9. małżeństwo
  10. pomarańczowy
  11. wrzesień

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!

August 1, 2018

55 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SabaTanare

Tak, Polski jest bardzo trudnym językiem. Gratuluję wytrwałości.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję bardzo! Tak, język polski jest bardzo trudny, ale jest pięknym językiem!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007

I understood what you said but I don't know how to give a fully detailed reply so: Tak, to jest pięknym językiem.

August 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

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.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anton_Slavik

Familiar feeling. You can understand complex Polish sentences, but you can barely speak/write anything back xD

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

Same here! I started the Polish tree knowing very little, too.

Congratulations on the amazing achievement! :)

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

Great achievement, and in such a short time! Congrats and wszystkiego najlepszego:-)

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję bardzo!!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/OnurKa.

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!

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jerzy-ru

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).

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/OnurKa.

I see :) Dziękuję bardzo

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/-SamanthaHiver-

Good job! Keep working!

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoDutra

ow ow :D congratulations! Keep it up =)

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Aye aye thank you!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gineke86

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.

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Darono87

Good Job and keep moving forward ;)!

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mandragora8888

Moje gratulacje! :-)

Mam nadzieję, że chcesz kontynuować naukę języka polskiego. Serdecznie pozdrawiam. :-)

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję bardzo!! Tak, chcę kontynuować naukę języka polskiego!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mandragora8888

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!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Tak! Mój chłopak jest Polakiem i lubię ćwiczę z nim i zacznę czytać książki dla dzieci

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mandragora8888

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! :-)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert_Aesir

congratulation!

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/stoicabhi9

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.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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).

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/B10ndie

Well done!! Thanks for sharing too, its inspirational. Hope you carry on the language journey.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLord2k1

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
powodzenia

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/iiBorixon

Congratulation!! And mam nadzieję, że dobrze wykorzystasz znajomość języka polskiego. Tak trzymaj ;) Good job!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję! Tak, będę dalej ćwiczyć

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/A.Igor

Gratulacje! Ale te słowa nie są aż tak trudne, jak dziewięćdziesięciodziewięcioipółlatek :-)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mandragora8888

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!

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/A.Igor

Na ja, ich bin nicht sicher... Es wird wahrscheinlich neunundneunzigeinhalbjährigen sein. Wörtlich.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SabaTanare

Genau

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mandragora8888

Danke! Dann habe ich es ja wohl richtig verstanden! :D Das "...ipółlatek" hat mich etwas irritiert. Beste Grüße!

August 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Panana25

excatly :)

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Nie rozumiem, jak słowo może być tak trudne!!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/iiBorixon

Try to pronounce one of our tounge twisters: Konstantynopolitańczykówianeczka

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

............... maybe when I'm a bit more confident in my reading I'll return :)

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnKidd4

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!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję!!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Panana25

wspaniale?

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mimikako

Gratulacje!

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję bardzo!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aisudi

Gratulacje i samych sukcesów w dalszej nauce polskiego! :)

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Dziękuję bardzo!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielWesley1

Congratulations friend!

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

Thank you!!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperLearner007

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.

August 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/graciiek

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!

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88

Good job, have a couple lingots for learning such a difficult language.

May 24, 2019
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