This month I’ve been learning Polish with uTalk. We’ve a brilliant Polish deli on our high street called Bierdronka. So my aim was to learn enough to manage a shopping trip. My hubby is German, so we were so pleased so find a local shop which sold fresh Brötchen, Aufschnitt, Kuchen, Sauerkraut and Kohlrabi. Since Poland joined the EU in 2004 there are lots of Polish people in the UK so a great chance practice Polish on your doorstep, before visiting this beautiful country for yourself.
I already had a few Polish friends so I already knew
dzień dobry – Good morning
cześć – Hi / goodbye
dziękuję – thank you
Simply though going into the shop for the last few months, I’d picked up
proszę – you’re welcome/ please
do widzenia – goodbye
So with these phrases already under my belt, in January I started learning Polish with uTalk to pick up a few more shopping phrases.
tak – yes
nie – no
Dziękuje bardzo – thank you very much
Nie rozumiem – I don’t understand
Poproszę kawę – I’d like a coffee please
Now I knew the phrase for „I’d like” phrase I could now say
Poproszę trzy plastry mortadela Three slices of mortadella please
This is my daughter’s favourite!
We had the staff in fits of giggles as we tried our Polish with them.
I now need a few more numbers!!!
Now I had these, I could try a few more phrases.
And finally some useful food vocab
kawałek ciast piece of cake
I hope this is helpful to you. Are there any more Polish shopping phrases you would add?
So my challenge you is, find someone who speaks another language, learn a little and you’ll have some new friends!