The struggle

I think learning polish is really hard. I have used duolingo now for three months and it still feels like I have just learned the basics of the language. How do you find learning polish? I shall continue. It would be great to be able to read polish articles about ski jumping without a translator. Cheers from Finland

August 12, 2019


To be honest, in school one needs several years to learn another language. Even the native language takes several years to be properly mastered by children.

Even if Duolingo allows one to study each day of the week, it's only normal that it would take long to assimilate, be it Polish or any other language (especially if it's very different from one's native language).

Cheers from France !

August 12, 2019

Witam, JohanSmedj1!

Trzy miesiące na naukę nowego języka bardzo mało! W szkole uczysz się kilka lat!

Radzę Ci, abyś codziennie uczył się nowych słówek, ale systematycznie ( nie ma odpuszczania!!! ) np. 10 czy 20 i musisz wykazać się silną wolą .... możesz zacząć od pojęć sportowych.....Myślę, że wtedy będzie Ci łatwiej czytać polskie artykuły o sporcie ... ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) .......

. Ja, bardzo lubię skoki narciarskie i zawsze oglądam ..... Najlepszym skoczkiem w ubiegłym sezonie był młody Japończyk ..... .Ryoyu Kabayashi ......jest świetnym lotnikiem.....:)

Pozdrawiam z Polski.......Danuta :) ......

August 13, 2019

After almost two years... well it's still hard :)

But i guess learning Finnish is harder :)

So don't give up

August 13, 2019

I’ve read the article by some linguist, that Polish is supposedly second hardest language in the world. The first is Hungarian. I can’t tell from which perspective though, as Polish is quite easy for Czech or Ukrainian.

August 14, 2019

yes I speak Ukrainian and grammer is quite easy for me in polish

August 22, 2019

If you English speaking - it is really hard. German people can better imagine cases. Spanish people could know some polish words- they are similar, and quite similar about the sentences (I am polish, but learn spanish from english, so it is easier to translate first tu polish). I am learning one really hard language for me- Hebrew- so I can undestand that it is really hard to learn something what you can't remember- no rules and difficult to pronunce or to even read. Don't give up. Every day just one step - this is only way. Think more about years not moths and ....

August 17, 2019

I agree. Polish is quite difficult, but I do love the language, so that keeps me wanting to continue learning. I just feel like I can't give up.

August 14, 2019

I would say never give up.

Yes Polish is very hard. There are so many quirks in the grammar. And when you come across a new grammatical twist, it can be very disheartening I know. But you have to get your head around this latest new piece of grammar ... and move on to the next one. (I think a grammar book is essential). By immersing yourself in the language, you will find that over time you will get used to the grammar and it will slowly sink in

I have been learning Polish for 30 years. I have a Polish wife and family in law, and now many Polish friends. I can honestly say that learning Polish is a labour of love. I still have to concentrate very hard when on Duolingo or speaking it or reading an article to make sure my grammar is correct.

So my advice to you is ... immerse yourself in this wonderful language and never give up!

August 21, 2019

Same here, but I am making progress each day. I found a Polish friend who is willing to help me so I type messages to her in English and she answers in Polish, which really helps me see how sentences are built. Learning to understand when they speak will be something for years from now, I am afraid.

August 14, 2019

I totally agree. It seems like it gets harder, not easier. The swoj/swoje lesson just about did me in.

August 16, 2019

Polish is really difficult but just keep at it, each day is a day to learn more and improvements will be made :)

August 21, 2019
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