Basic phrases

Masood

Senior Member
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
 
  • janek

    Member
    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.
     

    Masood

    Senior Member
    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
     
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