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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Polish Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking Directions. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Polish.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to ask 'Where is the station?' in Polish.
Marzena: [Normal] Gdzie jest stacja?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'where'
Marzena: [Normal] gdzie [Slow] gdzie
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Marzena: [Normal] jest [Slow] jest
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'station'
Marzena: [Normal] stacja [Slow] stacja
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Where is the station?'
Marzena: [Slow] Gdzie jest stacja? [Normal] Gdzie jest stacja?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to say, 'Go straight.'
Marzena: [Normal] Proszę iść prosto.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'please'
Marzena: [Normal] proszę [Slow] proszę
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Marzena: [Normal] iść [Slow] iść
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'straight'
Marzena: [Normal] prosto [Slow] prosto
Eric: Listen again to the formal command meaning 'Go straight.'
Marzena: [Slow] Proszę iść prosto. [Normal] Proszę iść prosto.
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'Turn right.'
Marzena: [Normal] Proszę skręcić w prawo.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'please'
Marzena: [Normal] proszę [Slow] proszę
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to turn'
Marzena: [Normal] skręcić [Slow] skręcić
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'in'
Marzena: [Normal] w [Slow] w
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'right'
Marzena: [Normal] prawo [Slow] prawo
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn right.'
Marzena: [Slow] Proszę skręcić w prawo. [Normal] Proszę skręcić w prawo.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'Turn left.'
Marzena: [Normal] Proszę skręcić w lewo.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'please '
Marzena: [Normal] proszę [Slow] proszę
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to turn'
Marzena: [Normal] skręcić [Slow] skręcić
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'in'
Marzena: [Normal] w [Slow] w
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'left'
Marzena: [Normal] lewo [Slow] lewo
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn left.'
Marzena: [Slow] Proszę skręcić w lewo. [Normal] Proszę skręcić w lewo.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Marzena: Don't hesitate to ask people on the street where something is. Poles love to help, and, if they have the time, they will be pretty happy to guide you to your destination.

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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