Presentation on theme: "Polish is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland (being that country's official language) and by Polish."— Presentation transcript:
Polish is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland (being that country's official language) and by Polish minorities in other countries. The Polish alphabet derives from the Latin script, but includes certain additional letters formed using diacritics. The Polish alphabet was one of two major forms of Latin-based orthography developed for Slavic languages, the other being Czech orthography. Polish grammar is similar in most respects to that of Russian, and those who have studied Russian will find its grammar much easier to grasp. Polish is a highly inflected language, with relatively free word order, although the dominant arrangement is subject–verb–object (SVO). There are no articles, and subject pronouns are often dropped. Admittedly the Polish language is one of the more difficult languages to learn, what with its tongue-bending pronunciation, complex gender system, seven cases, aspect as a grammatical category of the verb and a tendency to avoid internationalisms for "real" Polish words. Polish has borrowed heavily from the English language in recent post-communist years. These loanwords often receive a Polish linguistic treatment, but are far from unrecognizable.
EnglishPolish Hello!Dzień dobry! Hi!Część! How are you doing?Jak się masz? Pleased to meet you!Bardzo mi miło! PleaseProszę Thank you!Dziękuję! You are welcomeProszę bardzo SorryPrzepraszam How can I help you?Jak mogę Panu/Pani pomóc?
EnglishPolish See you later !Na razie! Bye!Pa! I dont understandNie rozumiem Please, can you repeatProszę powtórzyć I really like PolandBardzo lubię Polskę WelcomeWitam Do you speak English?Mówi Pan/Pani po angielsku? Where do you come from?Skąd pochodzisz? I come from…Pochodzę z….