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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Polish Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who Is It? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who it is in Polish.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to ask 'Who is it?' in Polish.
Marzena: [Normal] Kto to jest?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'who'
Marzena: [Normal] kto [Slow] kto
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Marzena: [Normal] to [Slow] to
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Marzena: [Normal] jest [Slow] jest
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is it?'
Marzena: [Slow] Kto to jest? [Normal] Kto to jest?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the way to ask, 'Who is he?'
Marzena: [Normal] Kim on jest?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'who'
Marzena: [Normal] kim [Slow] kim
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'he'
Marzena: [Normal] on [Slow] on
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'is'
Marzena: [Normal] jest [Slow] jest
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is he?'
Marzena: [Slow] Kim on jest? [Normal] Kim on jest?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Marzena: [Normal] To ja.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'This'
Marzena: [Normal] to [Slow] to
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'I'
Marzena: [Normal] ja [Slow] ja
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'It's me.'
Marzena: [Slow] To ja. [Normal] To ja.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'That is a friend of mine.'
Marzena: [Normal] To jest mój kolega.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'this'
Marzena: [Normal] to [Slow] to
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Marzena: [Normal] jest [Slow] jest
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Marzena: [Normal] mój [Slow] mój
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'friend'
Marzena: [Normal] kolega [Slow] kolega
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'That is a friend of mine.'
Marzena: [Slow] To jest mój kolega. [Normal] To jest mój kolega.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Marzena: When you are asking who a certain person is, or just introducing one person to another, remember that it is very rude to point at this person with your finger. If you really need to do so, be sure to use your whole hand with your palm up. Pointing your finger at someone is like accusing that person, while using your whole hand is a more welcoming gesture.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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