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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Polish Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Polish.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'Can I get the menu?' in Polish.
Marzena: [Normal] Czy mogę dostać menu?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'whether'
Marzena: [Normal] czy [Slow] czy
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I can'
Marzena: [Normal] mogę [Slow] mogę
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to get'
Marzena: [Normal] dostać [Slow] dostać
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'menu'
Marzena: [Normal] menu [Slow] menu
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Can I get the menu?'
Marzena: [Slow] Czy mogę dostać menu? [Normal] Czy mogę dostać menu?
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to ask a man 'What do you recommend?’
Marzena: [Normal] Co pan poleca?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'what'
Marzena: [Normal] co [Slow] co
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'sir, you'
Marzena: [Normal] pan [Slow] pan
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'recommend'
Marzena: [Normal] poleca [Slow] poleca
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'What do you recommend?’ when asked to a man.
Marzena: [Slow] Co pan poleca? [Normal] Co pan poleca?
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'A coffee for me.'
Marzena: [Normal] Dla mnie będzie kawa.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'for me'
Marzena: [Normal] dla mnie [Slow] dla mnie
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'will be'
Marzena: [Normal] będzie [Slow] będzie
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'coffee'
Marzena: [Normal] kawa [Slow] kawa
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'A coffee for me.'
Marzena: [Slow] Dla mnie będzie kawa. [Normal] Dla mnie będzie kawa.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'One coffee please.'
Marzena: [Normal] Poproszę kawę.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'please'
Marzena: [Normal] poproszę [Slow] poproszę
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'coffee'
Marzena: [Normal] kawę [Slow] kawę
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'One coffee please.'
Marzena: [Slow] Poproszę kawę. [Normal] Poproszę kawę.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Marzena: At most coffee shops, there are no staff walking around taking your order, so you need to order your coffee at the counter. If you go to a restaurant or a beer garden, you have to call for the waiter. Attract their attention by simply saying przepraszam!

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

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Wednesday at 04:23 AM
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Cześć Sweety,


Sorry, almost correct.

Not "pomaranczy" (Genitive), but "pomarancze" (Accusative).


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Sweety
Tuesday at 07:43 PM
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Ten sok owocowy zawiera jablka, jagody, banany i pomaranczy

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Tuesday at 02:35 AM
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Cześć Taj,


Thanks for posting.


Sos pomidorowy jest uzywany w wielu tradycjynych daniach indyjskich

This is the correct version fo your sentence.


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Hanna

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Taj
Tuesday at 04:17 PM
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Sos pomidorowy jest uzywany w wielu tradycjyny dan indyjskich (Tomato sauce is used in many traditional indian dishes)


Is the translation correct ?

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Cześć Mumtaj,


Thanks for posting.


I am sorry, but your sentences are incorrect.

1) Ten gulasz warzywny zawiera kalafior, marchew, brokuły, brukselkę, kapustę, paprykę, kurkumę, sól, pieprz, olej, szpinak, zielony groszek, kolendrę.

You have to use Accusative case in this sentence.


2) Nie lubię brokułu.

Here, you need Genitive case because of "nie lubić" structure.


Hope that helps!


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Mumtaj
Thursday at 06:59 PM
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Is it correct ?

1) Ta stew warzywa zawiera kalafior, marchewki, brokul, bruksela, kapusta, paprika, turmeric, sol, pieprz, olej, szpinak, grubki, coriander.

(This vegetable stew contains cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, bell peppers, turmeric, salt, pepper, oil, spinach, green peas, coriander).

2) Nie lubie brokul (I hate broccoli).

PolishPod101.com Verified
Friday at 10:17 PM
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Hi Marco,


Thank you for studying with us.

Proszę and poproszę have almost the same meaning, but poproszę is only used when you want ot get something from someone.Very useful at shops, restaurants etc.

Proszę can be used when you ask for something or give something to someone.


Hope it helps!

Should you have any questions, please let us know.


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Hanna

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Marco Antonio Rodrigues Capilé
Friday at 03:45 AM
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what's the difference between proszę and poproszę?