about polish language

Poland
January 30, 2007 5:46am CST
I am totally a stranger here in Poland. For now I am still learning the polish language. I really find it so complicated and difficult, but I am so much interested. Anybody here from Poland or anybody here knows how to speak polish language? Just want to know how many polish are here too in mylot.
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@polachicago (18723)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I know americans who live in Poland and it is so funny, because they learn compering few books and talking to people. What city are you in? Do you study in Poland? Ha, ha any time I visit Poland I feel like a stranger. All I know is Polish language.
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@polachicago (18723)
• United States
3 Mar 07
...only people who don't know English.....what is the reason for mixed lingo? ...I can speak few lingoes at the same time, but never mix them together.
• Poland
24 May 07
Absolutely right you are, if a person knows 2 or more languages well, it's impossible to mix them. Even when I was a beginner in French and English I understood what language I should switch to when asked at the lesson. It is all the matter of our thinking, in order to start speaking a language, you should start thinking in this language.
@LiminaL (164)
• Italy
3 Mar 07
I answer you not because I'm Polish, but because I'm another stranger in Poland.
• Poland
2 May 07
so your a stranger in poland also? well, i am not alone here. How do u find the language so far?
• United States
22 Nov 07
Yeah ima polish, the language is very hard, good luck on learning it.
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@korek222 (701)
• Poland
31 Jan 07
For me it is simple to speak polish as i was born is Poland xD But well hoestly after chineese ,polish is the worse one to learn! Our language is totally irregular , with lots of crazy stuff in it which for foreighers doesnt make seanse ( like double negation ) etc. But good luck in your Polish learning :)
• Poland
5 Feb 07
Thanks for that comment. Yeah I am very much interested in my polish language class. Hope I'll learn more next semester. I know a little of Chinese language since I am an asian...but really polish is worst than chinese..heheh! and a lot of crazy grammer usage and rulings.hmmmmmm.. can't wait to speak straight polish soon..I think i need to take my time.
• Poland
24 May 07
Chinese must be difficult for non-Asians, it should be difficult for those who are unfamiliar with the Chinese hyroglyphics (as I am :)), but I completely disagree with the assertion that Polish is completely irregular. Reading is easy, stress can't be easier, grammar in most cases is quite clear. E.g., gender distinction: -k- is extremely productive. There is one really strange thing about Polish grammar - the category of the masculine gender, that one may observe in Plural human nouns. That is the area which requires great effort from all foreign learners. And one more curious fact: women in Plural are declined as "non-human" beings! "Widze kobiety" - I see 'what' (not 'who(m)')? The ways of languages are strange!
@lauczi (962)
• Poland
23 Feb 07
hello! i am from poland, i would say that polish is indeed difficult language. and have been always amazed that someone acctually wants to learn it. i got to know that some of our words are even used in kazahstan or somewhere there, the guy in Borat movie said something in "his" native language and it was polish alike, that made me laugh, but also proud that my language is spread to asia. (^^)V
• Poland
2 May 07
I am an asian but I am not living in POland..really your language interest me..though its kind of complicated but i like it so much..I can understand few words now but i have to take my time in speakign it fluently.
@Michal51 (659)
• Germany
3 Jan 08
I'm polish native speaker and I really wish you good luck in learning polish;) It is very nice but very difficult language.
• Poland
20 Oct 07
Hi! Polish is very strange, difficult language:P Example: try to say: "gzegzólka" :D I think you should to read lots of polish text, listen to polish radio, tv and of course people. Try to find good course books. You might also be interested in learning Polish in Poland. If you have big problems with learning I think the best solution will be language course. Polish includes many words taken from other languages. These include: Russian, Latin, French, German, Italian, and English. The Polish alphabet has 32 letters, 9 vowels and 23 consonants: a,a,b,c,c,d,e,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,n,o,ó,p,r,s,s,t,u,w,y,z,z,z The letters q,v,x are not normally used in the Polish language except in words taken from English and other languages, e.g., fax, veto, cv. Polish is often said to be one of the most difficult languages for English speakers to learn. Particulary difficult is the pronunciation of sounds, and the complex gender system (with five genders!) Maybe this site will be helpful: http://www.polishgrammar.com/
@oren94 (20)
1 Jul 07
I'm Polish and I can help you any time you want. And one thing, polish is much, much, much harder than english