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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Polish Season 1, Lesson 8 - Talking About Your Age. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask someone's age and to say yours in Polish.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'How old are you?' in Polish.
Marzena: [Normal] Ile masz lat?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'how many'
Marzena: [Normal] ile [Slow] ile
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you have'
Marzena: [Normal] masz [Slow] masz
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'years'
Marzena: [Normal] lat [Slow] lat
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'How old are you?'
Marzena: [Slow] Ile masz lat? [Normal] Ile masz lat?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'How old are you? when speaking to a man'
Marzena: [Normal] Ile ma pan lat?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'how many'
Marzena: [Normal] ile [Slow] ile
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'he has'
Marzena: [Normal] ma [Slow] ma
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'sir, you (man)'
Marzena: [Normal] pan [Slow] pan
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'years'
Marzena: [Normal] lat [Slow] lat
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'How old are you? when speaking to a man'
Marzena: [Slow] Ile ma pan lat? [Normal] Ile ma pan lat?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'I am 17.'
Marzena: [Normal] Siedemnaście.
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'seventeen.'
Marzena: [Normal] siedemnaście [Slow] siedemnaście
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'I am 17.'
Marzena: [Slow] Siedemnaście. [Normal] Siedemnaście.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'I prefer not to say.’ when said by a woman.
Marzena: [Normal] Wolałabym nie mówić.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I prefer'
Marzena: [Normal] wolałabym [Slow] wolałabym
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Marzena: [Normal] nie [Slow] nie
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to say'
Marzena: [Normal] mówić [Slow] mówić
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'I prefer not to say’ when said by a woman.
Marzena: [Slow] Wolałabym nie mówić. [Normal] Wolałabym nie mówić.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Marzena: You would NEVER ask about somebody's age in Poland, especially if the person you are asking is a woman. Remember: Polish women are always 18.

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! How old are you?

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Wednesday at 02:08 AM
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Cześć Michael Domnin,


To świetnie! Naprawdę uważam, że nigdy nie jest za późno na naukę 👍


Best,

Hanna

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Michael Domnin
Monday at 06:45 PM
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Mam sześćdziesiąt dziewięć lat, ale mózg jest młodym studentem

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Thursday at 11:25 PM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Tak, "życzę" można tłumaczyć jako "I wish".

Twoja odmiana słowa "życzyć" jest prawie poprawna.

Ty Życzysz

On/Ona/Ono Życzy


Pozdrawiam ?

Hanna

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Anirudh
Wednesday at 07:20 PM
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Witaj Pani ,

Dziękuję bardzo ?

Czy to jest poprawne ?

Ja Życzę

Ty Życzesz

On/Ona/Ono Życze

My Życzymy

Wy Życzycie

Oni / One Życzą

I,czy " Życzę " po angielsku to "I wish " ?? ?

PolishPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 04:39 AM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Dzięki za odpowiedź na pytanie o wiek. :)

Życzę świetnych wyników w nauce polskiego!


Hanna

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Anirudh
Monday at 02:36 AM
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Dzien Dobry ,


Mam dwadziescia jeden lat.


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