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Włochy is the Polish word for Italy. But do you know where it comes from? Certainly not from Italy...
Is Polish the most difficult language out there? Some seem to think so. But there are plenty of reasons why you should learn it anyway!
Popular since the 19th century, tea is the most popular beverage in Poland. It is drunk all day long, even before sleep.
Proszę means please, but it's also so much more. Here's why it's perhaps the most useful Polish word you'll ever learn
Pan is a tell-tale word of the Polish language and culture. Not only does its usage distinguish Polish from other Slavic tongues, but it also offers key insights into Poland's social history and the making of Polishness.
Księżyc is a Polish word for moon. But what does it have to do with ksiądz (priest) or książę (prince)?
Pokój is a Polish word meaning peace. But it also means room, as the two words are homonyms.
Pieniądz (or plural pieniądze) means money, a useful word (and thing) in the world of financial insecurity.
For many Poles celebrating one's nameday is just as important as celebrating one's birthday
Rzeczpospolita means republic or commonwealth, but the word is often used as a synonym for Poland. Here's why.
Being friendly in a language that you don't know very well can be quite challenging. For a start, let's focus on the polite basics, like greeting someone.
Twaróg is one those foods Poles who've lived abroad for a while miss most. But the story of this Slavic word and its fascinating journey through global lexicon is also quite appetising.
Solidarność means Solidarity, but for Poles it stands for so much more.
Obiad, traditionally translated as lunch, may be actually more like the English dinner today.
An introduction to Poland, Word by Word, and an introduction to Polish.
Whilst some might consider French the language of love, the język polski (Polish language) certainly has a great amount of romantyczny (romantic) potential.
Język Polski – the Polish language.
There's more to Poland than its miasta (cities) and city life – its przyroda (nature) and wieś (countryside) is just as interesting and diverse.
Dzień dobry (good day) is by far the most common polite Polish greeting, with dobry wieczór (good evening) the equivalent for the evenings. Cześć or hej as informal alternatives.
From historic palaces to modern skyscrapers, Poland has plenty of interesting budynki (buildings) to satisfy the architecturally inclined.