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waynerFriday 19th of November 2004 04:28:56 PM
Just another somebody trying to learn... - Hi Guys,

I'm an english guy with a polish girlfriend and im trying to learn this ummm not so easy language ;-) I am fortunate enough to be near a teacher of polish and am taking regular lessons.

However, i was wondering what different methods people on here use to learn a language... speak it first, write it later, go for grammer and vocabulary first... or what?

I know one thing... if daily conversation needs only around 3000 words then polish must need about 20000 with all that conjugation ;-)))

Heh, anyway, let me know what works for you, maybe going about things in a different way can speed up the learning process.

Take care fellow lovers of all things polish ;-)))
MATTIFriday 19th of November 2004 06:13:27 PM
- HI,
I`M FROM POLAND AND I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE A LUCKY, BECOUSE POLISH GIRLS ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOU HAVE TO BE A VERY PERSISTENT AND DILLIGENT STUDENT IF YOU WANT TO LEARN POLISH.

ashlee86Friday 19th of November 2004 07:32:53 PM
- hey, im learning polish and to be quite honest its so so hard but be determined and you can do anything! Ive been learning for 5 months, and through regular conversation with my friends in poland, its comin along quite well :D...im teaching myself from books, and its hell getting your head round the grammer, but keep at it! Powodzenia!

Tzymaj sie :)

P.S matti, i see your from lodz! I'll be in lodz for new years eve!! oooh im so excited! hehe! :D

Simon JefferyWednesday 24th of November 2004 04:28:36 PM
- I got to my basic level of Polish by studying the language out of a book whilst commuting to London on the train. If I had any questions - there was always my Polish wife to help me. You have to motivated to be able to learn it like that - but it was easy for me - because my Polish family-in-law doesn't speak English!

I guess having a Polish girlfriend gives you that motivation ...

Also, we have access to Polish TV via satellite and it is quite useful to watch the Polish news and try to understand what is going on. Quite a few of the Polish soaps on the TV have English sub-titles - so that is very helpful.

Another useful thing to do, I have found, is go on to the website of one of the Polish newspapers - and practice at translating news articles - or maybe articles on football for instance. I have found that quite useful - though it can be difficult.

And of course - practicing speaking the language as much as possible is very useful. Especially practising simultaneous translation where you partner gives you a sentence and you have to put it immediately into Polish. Try that! I find that difficult but it really sharpens up your speaking ability.

Hope some of the advice is of use.

Na razie.


NarthFriday 24th of December 2004 12:06:16 PM
language exchange anyone? - I'm interested in learning polish. I have access to a book on polish at my library, but I would like to start out with some phrases other than 'the box is small'(which is the first thing they have you translate). Phrases that are actually used in conversation. I do know some greetings already, like cześć, papa, and dobranoc (I think I spelled that right). I have a few friends on Skype who taught me those, but they arent on that much and I dont know their email. wouldn anyone be willing to help?
kasiullaSunday 02nd of January 2005 10:52:19 PM
off course - I can help you ;) I have got msn lulababy@wp.pl if you want.. Or I can help you here;) Or install gadu-gadu (from the polish page www.gadu-gadu.pl )- it is a polish communicator- it is very easy and nice- I like it, and off course there are many polish people who'd like to talk with someone from foreign country ;)

Greets!