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Discussion in 'Polski (Polish)' started by Masood, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Hello
    Can anyone translate these simple words/sentences into Polish, please (with English transliteration/pronunciation guide). Thanks.

    Hello
    Goodbye
    Thank you
    Welcome to England.
    What is your name?
    My name is...
    Where do you live?

    Cheers,
    Masood
     
  2. janek Junior Member

    Warsaw, Poland
    Polish, Poland
    Why did you choose the most difficult stuff? ;)


    Hello - Cześć [TSHEsch'tch']
    Goodbye - Do widzenia [Doh veeDZEn'ya]
    Thank you - Dziękuję [Dz'yeng KOOH yeah]
    Welcome to England - Witamy w Anglii [VeeTAHmee v AN-glee]
    What is your name? - Jak się nazywasz? [Yak sh'yeh nahZEEvash]
    My name is... - Nazywam się... /name/ [nahZEEvam sh'yeh]
    Where do you live? - Gdzie mieszkasz? [Gdzh'yeh MYESH-kash]


    The apostrophe indicates consonants which should be softened to sound more Polish (try saying "eeee", and then, without changing the position of your lips or jaw, pronounce 'sch' or 'tch', that should get you close to the actual sound of soft consonants).

    'DZ' is a voiced equivalent of 'TS'.

    I hope that works for you.
     
  3. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Thanks for the reply, janek. Oh my goodness, why did I bother to ask?! I thought these would be easy! Go on, I'll give it a try when I next meet some Poles here in Leicester! ;)
    Dziękuję
    Masood
     
  4. Jana337

    Jana337 Senior Member

    čeština
    Hi Masood,

    Here is some touristy vocab with audio files. :)

    Jana
     
  5. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Ah. Thank you. Very helpful!
     
  6. PSIONMAN

    PSIONMAN Senior Member

    Nottingham, UK
    Br English
    Thank you Masood. I wanted some of these today. What a coincidence :)
     
  7. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    One more, if you don't mind. How would you say in Polish:
    "How do you say {English word} in Polish?" or "What is {English word} in Polish?"
     
  8. miss reception New Member

    Poland
    Polish/Poland
    Here you are..


    What is....in Polish?-" Jak jest (english word) po polsku?
    [ YACK yest (...) poh POhlskoo];)
     
  9. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Ah, that's nice and simple. Thank you. ;)
     

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