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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Polish Season 1, Lesson 6 - Refusing Politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely refuse an invite in Polish.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to say 'No, thank you.' in Polish.
Marzena: [Normal] Nie, dziękuję.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'no'
Marzena: [Normal] nie [Slow] nie
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'thank you'
Marzena: [Normal] dziękuję [Slow] dziękuję
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'No, thank you.'
Marzena: [Slow] Nie, dziękuję. [Normal] Nie, dziękuję.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'I'm sorry, but I can't accept this.'
Marzena: [Normal] Przepraszam, ale nie mogę tego przyjąć.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry'
Marzena: [Normal] przepraszam [Slow] przepraszam
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Marzena: [Normal] ale [Slow] ale
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I can't'
Marzena: [Normal] nie mogę [Slow] nie mogę
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'this'
Marzena: [Normal] tego [Slow] tego
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to accept'
Marzena: [Normal] przyjąć [Slow] przyjąć
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I'm sorry, but I can't accept this.'
Marzena: [Slow] Przepraszam, ale nie mogę tego przyjąć. [Normal] Przepraszam, ale nie mogę tego przyjąć.
Eric: Next up is the formal way to say 'I'm sorry, but I already have plans.'
Marzena: [Normal] Przepraszam, ale już mam plany.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry'
Marzena: [Normal] przepraszam [Slow] przepraszam
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Marzena: [Normal] ale [Slow] ale
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'already'
Marzena: [Normal] już [Slow] już
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'have'
Marzena: [Normal] mam [Slow] mam
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'plans'
Marzena: [Normal] plany [Slow] plany
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I'm sorry, but I already have plans.'
Marzena: [Slow] Przepraszam, ale już mam plany.
[Normal] Przepraszam, ale już mam plany.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I'm sorry, but I won't make it.'
Marzena: [Normal] Przykro mi, ale nie dam rady.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry'
Marzena: [Normal] przykro mi [Slow] przykro mi
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Marzena: [Normal] ale [Slow] ale
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'I won't make it'
Marzena: [Normal] nie dam rady [Slow] nie dam rady
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'm sorry, but I won't make it.'
Marzena: [Slow] Przykro mi, ale nie dam rady. [Normal] Przykro mi, ale nie dam rady.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Marzena: It’s a good idea to think of a good excuse. First we always say why we cannot make it and then apologize for not being able to come. It is always good to promise that you will come next time.

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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Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

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Wednesday at 01:50 AM
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Cześć Michael Domnin,


Świetny sposób na odrzucenie zaproszenia!


Keep learning Polish 👍

Sincerely,

Hanna

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Michael Domnin
Friday at 12:53 AM
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Przepraszam, ale już mam plany, Przykro mi, jestem solistą na koncercie fletowym, więc nie dam rady!

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Monday at 11:46 PM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Tak, to bardzo dobry sposób na odmowę. :)


Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hanna

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Anirudh
Thursday at 11:12 PM
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Witam ,


Nie, Dziękuję ? (Czy to brzmi dobrze ? )