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Dziadzi - help me with spelling/pronunciation

I'm_a_guest   Nov 26, 2006, 06:07pm /  #
Okay, so I'm polish and I've always called my grandfather jaji....well at least thats my poor atempt on how to spell it. I think it is spelled like dziadek but I don't pronounce the k, is it suppose to be silent? My mom has no idea, 'cause she's only like 25% while my dad is 100% and he thinks it's dzadzie, but then again, he's lived in america all his life and not so sure. Please help!

miranda   Nov 26, 2006, 07:22pm /  #
dziadzi (jajee) or dziadek which is a granfather as well - no - the K in dziadek is not supossed to be silent

ladnygirl   Feb 17, 2007, 10:21am /  #
I've got a babci and a dziadzi and you've got it right, ja-jee.

speedy   Oct 24, 2008, 07:07pm /  #
i have grandpa also named dziadzi (Jaji) and grandma Busia.

Bzibzioh   Oct 24, 2008, 07:10pm /  #

grandma Busia.

Short from babusia

z_darius   Oct 26, 2008, 10:09pm /  #

he thinks it's dzadzie, but then again

I'd say dziadzio.
Dziadzie would be vocative of dziad, and I'm pretty sure in 20th century Polish it would be used as a derogative terms towards and old bum, unpleasant man etc


I've got a babci

Nominative would be babcia. Babci is one of the grammatical forms of the word.

Polonius3   Nov 11, 2008, 10:43am /  #
In Polish-American speech it has been common to use non-standard Polish insertions in English speech.
Terms such as busia, babci, baci, dziadzi, dziadzia, and cioci, ciacia are widely used as in:
Cioci is coming round today. We're going by baci's this evening. My busia used to work in a cigar factory. Hi, Dziadzia!
Many of those that use these are totally unfamilair with Polish spelling and may write jaja, chacha, busha and bopchee.

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