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Daj jedzenie kotu – Celownik (dative) and its position in a sentence

Daj jedzenie kotu – Celownik (dative) and its position in a sentence

To indicate a recipient of an action in a sentence we use Celownik (dative case). Comparing to other cases Celownik is used quite rarely and is easy to learn. Below you may find the table with Celownik’s endings and the usage.     Celownik is used: – in impersonal phrases like: miło mi, zimno mi, …

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CHODZIĆ SPAĆ Z KURAMI, MIEĆ MUCHY W NOSIE – POLISH IDIOMS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

CHODZIĆ SPAĆ Z KURAMI, MIEĆ MUCHY W NOSIE – POLISH IDIOMS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

What I like the most about teaching Polish is that it makes me look at the language from a different perspective and very often I get amazed how complex, difficult or funny it is. When I started to think about some Polish idioms and their literal meaning, I found some of them simply hilarious! I’ve …

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KOLEDZY, STUDENCI, LEKARZE – MASCULINE PLURAL FORMS

KOLEDZY, STUDENCI, LEKARZE – MASCULINE PLURAL FORMS

In plural forms of Polish nouns the category of masculine personal nouns has a special place. Various options of the endings might be overwhelming but practicing make it easier. The tables below present endings for masculine personal forms. Based on them try to complite short exercises.     Complete the exercises If the exercise doesn’t …

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MNIEJ ZNANE OBLICZE MARII SKŁODOWSKIEJ-CURIE – TEKST

MNIEJ ZNANE OBLICZE MARII SKŁODOWSKIEJ-CURIE – TEKST

Dzisiaj w Polsce obchodzimy Dzień Kobiet. Z tej okazji przygotowałam tekst o jednej z najbardziej znanych i szanowanych polskich kobiet – Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie. Przeczytaj tekst, rozwiąż zadania i poznaj mniej znane fakty z życia polskiej uczonej. Powodzenia!   MNIEJ ZNANE OBLICZE MARII SKŁODOWSKIEJ-CURIE – tekst MNIEJ ZNANE OBLICZE MARII SKŁODOWSKIEJ-CURIE – odpowiedzi    

SPORT PO POLSKU – FLASHCARDS

SPORT PO POLSKU – FLASHCARDS

Sport is one of the top topic to discuss in Poland, I’m sure you’ve noticed that already. 🙂 We all love football and volleyball and over the winter season we support our ski jumpers. Do you know how to talk about sport in Polish? Check the flashcards below and learn some useful vocabulary!   Flashcards …

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SWÓJ, SWOJA, SWOJE – REFLEXIVE POSSESSIVE PRONOUN

SWÓJ, SWOJA, SWOJE – REFLEXIVE POSSESSIVE PRONOUN

Next to the possessive pronouns like mój, twój, jego, nasz in Polish exists a reflexive possessive pronoun ‘swój’. Have you ever come across it? Do you know how to use it? The pronoun ‘swój’ is used in sentences when subject of the sentence and possessor are the same. Compare the sentences below: Masz mój telefon …

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DO, Z CZY NA – LET’S PRACTICE POLISH PREPOSITIONS

DO, Z CZY NA – LET’S PRACTICE POLISH PREPOSITIONS

How well do you know Polish prepositions? Complete the exercise and find out! If you still struggle with it, you may read about Polish prepositions and their usage here.   UWAGA! Preposition ‘po’ can mean ‘after’ or ‘on’ but is also used as ‘to get, collect or pick something/ someone’ po + miejscownik (locative) = …

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EJ!, AHA!, NO!, CIIII! – POLISH INTERJECTIONS

EJ!, AHA!, NO!, CIIII! – POLISH INTERJECTIONS

Spontaneous conversation in any language is full of emotionally marked words, phrases or sounds. Interjections, which usually have no lexical meaning, help us to express excitement or other strong feelings. Below you may find popular Polish interjections. Have you ever heard any of those? Was it easy to guess the meaning? Do they sound similar to …

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DLACZEGO MÓWIMY ‘DWIE KAWY’ ALE ‘PIĘĆ KAW’? – NUMERALS IN SYNTACTIC CONSTRUCTIONS

DLACZEGO MÓWIMY ‘DWIE KAWY’ ALE ‘PIĘĆ KAW’? – NUMERALS IN SYNTACTIC CONSTRUCTIONS

For most Polish learners variety of numeral forms as well as their usage are extremely difficult. But don’t worry, even native speakers of Polish struggle with them from time to time! Pictures bellow present all forms of numbers 1-10  and syntactic constructions with them.         Time to practice If the exercise doesn’t …

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