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Polish Phrases

Polish Culture: Polish Language & Useful Phrases

Polish is the official language of Poland and is a difficult language for English speakers to acquire.

Polish is written using the Polish alphabet which corresponds basically to the Latin alphabet with some additional letters.

There are pockets of Polish speakers in nearby Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine.

The Polish diaspora means there are many Polish speakers in countries throughout the world with particular high numbers in Canada and the USA.

People interested in learning Polish will find a number of language schools for tourists and longer-term visitors in Krakow and Warsaw.

Alternatively, there are a range of resources available from Amazon for self-study.

Below are a number of Polish phrases with English tramslation which will help out in most common circumstances visitors will encounter while in Poland.

Greetings in Polish

Hello - dzien dobry
Good morning - dzien dobry
Good evening - dobry wieczor
Good night - dobranoc
How are you? - co slychac
Fine thanks - dziekuje wszystko w porzadku
Good bye - do widzenia
See you! - do zobaczenia

Simple Phrases in Polish

Yes - tak
No - nie
Thank you - dziekuje
Where? - gdzie
Please, you're welcome - prosze
open - otwarty
expensive - drogi
Cheap - tani

Out and About

Where is ...? - giye yest …?
Train station - dworzec kolejowy
Bus - autobus
Bicycle - rower
I'd like a ticket - poprosze bilet
Return - bilet powrotny
Single - w jedna strona

Eating and Drinking

A glass/ pint of beer, please - prosze szlanke/kufel piwo
Can I look at the menu, please? - prosze o jadlospis
Please bring the bill - prosze o rachunek
I'm vegan/ vegetarian - jestem weganem/ wegetarianinem
Chicken - kurczak
Beef - wolowe
Pork - wierprzowe
Soup - zupa
Salad - surowka
Bread - chleb
Beer - piwo
Red/white wine - czerwonego/ bialego wina
Rum - rumu
Whisky - whisky
Vodka - wodka
Water - woda
Orange Juice - sok pomaranczowy
Coffee - kawa
Cheers! - na zdrowie

Football in Polish

He's a great player - on jest swietnym graczem
Football - pilka nozna
Offside - spalony
Goal - gol
Penalty - rzut karny
Corner kick - rog
Red card - czerwona karka
Yellow card - zolta karka
Referee - sedzia
Goalkeeper - bramkarz
Fan - kibic
Ball - pilka
Poland goal - Polska gola



Emergencies

Call the police! - zadzwon po policje
Can I have a lawyer who speaks English? - czy moge prosic o prawnika ktory mowi po angielsku
I want to contact my embassy - chce sie skontaktowac z mojq ambasadq
I need a doctor - szukam lekarza

Numbers in Polish

0 - zero
1 - jeden
2 - dwa
3 - trzy
4 - cztery
5 - piec
6 - szesc
7 - siedem
8 - osiem
9 - dziewiec
10 - dziesiec
11 - jedenascie
12 - dwanascie
13 - trzynascie
14 - czternascie
15 - pietnascie
16 - szesnascie
17 - siedemnascie
18 - osiemnascie
19 - dziewietnascie
20 - dwadziescia
21 - dwadziescia jeden
22 - dwadziescia dwa
30 - trzydziesci
40 - czterdziesci
50 - piecdziesiat
60 - szecdziesiat
70 - siedemdziesiat
80 - osiemdziesiat
90 - dziewiecdziesiat
100 - sto
200 - dwiescie
1000 - tysiac
10,000 - dziesiec tysiecy
1000000 - milion


Related Polish Language Resources

Polish Glossary