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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Hi everyone, and welcome back to Polishpod101.com. This is Business Polish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 14 - Asking For a Specific Person on the Phone. Michael here.
Marzena: Cześć I'm Marzena.
Michael: In this lesson, you’ll learn about speaking on the phone. The conversation takes place on the phone.
Marzena: It's between Adam and a secretary.
Michael: The speakers are strangers, therefore, they will speak formal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Sekretarka: Dzień dobry, ABC marketing, Maria Nowak. W czym mogę pomóc?
Adam: Dzień dobry, Adam Kozłowski z KomeCo, czy zastałem panią Karolinę?
Sekretarka: Pani Karolina jest teraz na zebraniu. Czy to coś pilnego?
Adam: Nie, nic pilnego. Czy mogłaby jej pani przekazać tylko, że dzwoniłem?
Sekretarka: Oczywiście. Coś jeszcze?
Adam: Niech oddzwoni do mnie jak będzie wolna. Muszę z nią porozmawiać o szczegółach projektu.
Sekretarka: Oczywiście. Przekażę.
Michael: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Sekretarka: Dzień dobry, ABC marketing, Maria Nowak. W czym mogę pomóc?
Adam: Dzień dobry, Adam Kozłowski z KomeCo, czy zastałem panią Karolinę?
Sekretarka: Pani Karolina jest teraz na zebraniu. Czy to coś pilnego?
Adam: Nie, nic pilnego. Czy mogłaby jej pani przekazać tylko, że dzwoniłem?
Sekretarka: Oczywiście. Coś jeszcze?
Adam: Niech oddzwoni do mnie jak będzie wolna. Muszę z nią porozmawiać o szczegółach projektu.
Sekretarka: Oczywiście. Przekażę.
Michael: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Secretary: Good morning, ABC marketing, Maria Nowak. How may I help you?
Adam: Good morning, Adam Kozlowski from KomeCo. Can I speak to Ms. Karolina?
Secretary: She is in a meeting. Is this something urgent?
Adam: No, nothing urgent. Could you just let her know that I called?
Secretary: Absolutely. Something else?
Adam: Please, ask her to call me back when she has time. I need to talk to her about the details of the project.
Secretary: Of course. I will tell her that.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Michael: Marzena, I wanted to ask you about careers in Poland.
Marzena: What would you like to know?
Michael: I was wondering whether people stay with the same company their whole life, or whether Polish people can change jobs often.
Marzena: It’s pretty normal to change jobs often in Poland, actually.
Michael: Is it? Is it easy to get a new job?
Marzena: I think so, yes.
Michael: How long do people usually stay in the same job?
Marzena: I think about two years is average.
Michael: And then they move onto something else?
Marzena: Yes. Sometimes it’s a different job within the same company, and sometimes it’s a new company altogether.
Michael: It sounds like Polish people are always looking for new, and better opportunities.
Marzena: I think they are!
Michael: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Michael: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: zastać [natural native speed]
Michael: to find (being there)
Marzena: zastać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zastać [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: zebranie [natural native speed]
Michael: meeting
Marzena: zebranie [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zebranie [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: pilny [natural native speed]
Michael: urgent
Marzena: pilny [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: pilny [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: przekazać [natural native speed]
Michael: to pass, to let someone know
Marzena: przekazać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: przekazać [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: dzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: to make a telephone call, to call
Marzena: dzwonić [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: dzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: oddzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: to call back
Marzena: oddzwonić [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: oddzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: wolny [natural native speed]
Michael: free
Marzena: wolny [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: wolny [natural native speed]
Michael: And last...
Marzena: szczegół [natural native speed]
Michael: detail
Marzena: szczegół [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: szczegół [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Michael: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is...
Marzena: być wolnym
Michael: meaning "to have free time."
Michael: Let’s look at this phrase.
Marzena: Być is the verb "to be" and is followed by wolnym.
Michael: This is an adjective that means "free" or "slow." You can use this phrase to say that you have free time.
Marzena: It changes depending on gender. Men can say jestem dzisiaj wolny
Michael: "I’m free today."
Marzena: And the same sentence for women is jestem dzisiaj wolna.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Jesteś wolna w sobotę?
Michael: ...which means "Are you free on Saturday?"
Michael: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Marzena: szczegóły projektu
Michael: meaning "project details."
Marzena: First is szczegóły, a plural noun meaning "details."
Michael: It’s rarely used in the singular form.
Marzena: The second word is projekt.
Michael: This is a noun meaning "project," and comes from English.
Marzena: This phrase is very useful in business meetings.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Muszę poznać szczegóły tego projektu.
Michael: ... which means "I need to know the details of this project."
Michael: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn about speaking on the phone. What should we say when we answer the phone in a business setting?
Marzena: You should say your company, your name, and W czym mogę pomóc?
Michael: That translates to "How may I help you?" Let’s hear a full example.
Marzena: ABC Languages, Marta Nowak. W czym mogę pomóc?
Michael: "ABC Languages, Marta Nowak. How may I help you?" How would the other person respond?
Marzena: With their name and company. Dzień dobry, Marek Kowalski z AstroFun.
Michael: "Good morning, Marek Kowalski from AstroFun." Then that person would say why they are calling.
Marzena: They might ask for a specific person, and this changes depending on whether the speaker is male or female, of course.
Michael: Let’s hear an example of a male asking the question.
Marzena: Czy mógłbym prosić and then the name.
Michael: "Can I speak to….?" And for a female speaker?
Marzena: Czy mogłabym prosić ….
Michael: If the person isn’t there, you might want to leave a message.
Marzena: Yes. You could say Proszę przekazać pani Kozłowskiej, że dzwoniłem.
Michael: "Let Mrs. Kozłowski know that I called, please."
Marzena: Or Czy mógłby pan przekazać pani Karolinie, że dzwoniłem?
Michael: "Could you please let Karolina know that I called?" How do you reply to these requests?
Marzena: Oczywiście, przekażę.
Michael: "Of course, I’ll pass him, or her, the message."
Marzena: Mam coś przekazać?
Michael: "Should I pass him, or her, a message?"
Marzena: Coś jeszcze?
Michael: "Something else?"

Outro

Michael: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Marzena: Do zobaczenia!

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