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What were the first Polish words and phrases you have learned?


Tlum Activity: 14 / 108
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  Oct 1, 2011, 02:24am  #1

Probably some swear words or funny phrases... ; )


beckski Activity: 13 / 1,635
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  Oct 1, 2011, 02:37am  #2

phrases you have learned?


Being the sweet the person I am (cough), my first Polish phrase was kocham cię :)
ShawnH Activity: 9 / 1,537
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  Oct 1, 2011, 04:33am  #3

My very non-Polish mother worked in a very multicultural environment when I was a lad. She worked with all sorts of european types on the line making Televisions and Microwave ovens. There was a Polish woman there that taught her a few words, Kur#a among them. Well I guess my dear mother never really appreciated the true spirit of the foreign word, and was prone to drop it around the house on occasion. Guess what wonderful word I learned, but had zero comprehension of it's meaning? Guess what Polish word I first uttered in the presence of my future bride? Went over exceptionally poor, I might add.
Wroclaw Activity: 50 / 5,501
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  Oct 1, 2011, 02:31pm  #4

"What were the first Polish words and phrases you have learned?"

1st goodbye
2nd goodnight

1st phrase: how are u today. i then learnt that noone in Poland actually uses it.

note: when one asks for a translation it is also worth asking if Poles would actually use it.
Lyzko   Oct 1, 2011, 02:38pm  #5

Ratunku! = Help!

Pali się! = Fire!

(My Polish teacher was very practical, straight to the point, no pleasantries or warming up in the bull-pen whatsoever!)

LOL
scottie1113 Activity: 9 / 885
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  Oct 1, 2011, 04:25pm  #6

piwo :)
Natasa Activity: 1 / 596
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  Oct 1, 2011, 04:33pm  #7

Sadly, it's this word: kurwa

It was a word, as usual used and used and used here on PF ;)
Crow Activity: 113 / 3,635
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  Oct 1, 2011, 04:34pm  #8

Racow
Natasa Activity: 1 / 596
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  Oct 1, 2011, 04:45pm  #9

Racow

Proves that you are the better part of Serbia on PF :)

Crow je fin.
Crow Activity: 113 / 3,635
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  Oct 1, 2011, 05:04pm  #10

Proves that you are the better part of Serbia on PF :)

Serbians from all parts of Serbia likes Poland :)
catsoldier Activity: 81 / 604
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  Oct 1, 2011, 06:52pm  #11

"What were the first Polish words and phrases you have learned?"

I can't really remember, a bit of everything. Swear words definitely, sto, beton, betoniarka, chodź, czekaj, dzień dobry, dobry wieczór and na razie would have been some of the first also.
Jimmu Activity: 2 / 159
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  Oct 1, 2011, 09:02pm  #12

Hella! Kai jest pilot?
a.k.   Oct 1, 2011, 10:26pm  #13

betoniarka,


That one is certainly very basic and essential ;)
pawian Activity: 135 / 6,664
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  Oct 2, 2011, 12:40am  #14

Jesce Polska nie zgineła!
rybnik Activity: 21 / 1,515
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  Oct 2, 2011, 12:47am  #15

po ile dolar?
pawian Activity: 135 / 6,664
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  Oct 2, 2011, 12:50am  #16

Czange moneys, czange moneys.
catsoldier Activity: 81 / 604
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  Oct 2, 2011, 02:16am  #17

That one is certainly very basic and essential ;)

That's true! :-)
Leah Activity: - / 2
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  Oct 5, 2011, 12:40am  #18

I may not spell these correct but my grandma taught me(oh i guess ill just use google translate then!):
ciotka=aunt
dupa=butt,fanny
babcia=grandma
girl (used google translate and it came up as one crazy word - i learned it as pronounced - leo-cay-dee-uh)
pierogi = more with the polish 'tongue' i was taught to pronounce haha

and maybe a few others is all i know from both sides of my family (polish from my dads, polish and english from my moms)
pam Activity: 22 / 1,054
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Moderator   Oct 18, 2011, 01:47am  #19

na zdrowie...and not because i was sneezing! second was piwo. didnt actually learn to swear for quite a while, but am actually quite good at it now!
holmes   Oct 18, 2011, 08:36am  #20

pawian:
Jesce Polska nie zgineła!

a true narodak. :)

Natasa:
Sadly, it's this word: kurwa

sadly? that's a great word, very utilitarian.. it can be used in so many settings... and it is pretty much the same word in other slavic languages.. there are really no downsides except for it being a curse word. haha

Tlum:

What were the first Polish words and phrases you have learned?

ah the usual, mama. tata, babcia, itd. ;)

Leah:
leo-cay-dee-uh

what in the hell is that?
gamik   Oct 18, 2011, 06:44pm  #21

I am a pole, so i cannot tell the first word i learnt.
Vincent Activity: 10 / 739
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Moderator   Oct 18, 2011, 07:05pm  #22

gamik:
I am a pole, so i cannot tell the first word i learnt.



Just a guess, but I'd say it probably was mama or tata ;)
enemy89pl Activity: - / 4
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  Oct 18, 2011, 07:43pm  #23

I'm Pole but my friend not and his first polish word was "Cześć". This had a strange sound and was very funny :)
billpawl Activity: - / 31
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  Oct 18, 2011, 09:57pm  #24

dzika świnia

I don't know why, but my great-grandfather found me saying that extremely amusing.
isthatu2 Activity: 4 / 2,796
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  Oct 19, 2011, 12:52am  #25

" Ja nie jestem communistum, ja jestem Polski zolnierze"

yeah, er, dont ask lol :)
woody43526 Activity: - / 1
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  Nov 20, 2011, 06:47pm  #26

i thought it was cześć but when i studied more i found i already knew kurwa without knowing it was polish
TanyaCole Activity: 1 / 15
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  Feb 11, 2012, 01:36pm  #27

mine was 'lubię pić'

ahhhh..If only I would have known then that that was the beginning of my future Polish life! =)
donlou31 Activity: 1 / 30
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  Feb 11, 2012, 07:33pm  #28

Cześć
Dzięn dobry
Halo
Dziękuje
Proszę
Do Widzenia
Przepraszam
Nie rozumiem


Closely followed by..
Kurwa, kurwa mać, Kurwa jebana mać, Dupek, Chuj, Kutas and lots of filth to say, which I'm too much of a lady to write lol
southern Activity: 78 / 7,171
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  Feb 12, 2012, 02:05am  #29

Kochanie as most foreign men.
EM_Wave Activity: 10 / 316
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 :-( Feb 12, 2012, 02:13am  #30

southern:
Kochanie as most foreign men.


Your first phrase was probably nadmuchiwana lalka.



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