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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Hi everyone, and welcome back to Polishpod101.com. This is Business Polish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 16 - Passing on a Polish Message. Michael here.
Marzena: Cześć, I'm Marzena.
Michael: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to pass on a message. The conversation takes place at the office.
Marzena: It's between Karolina and a secretary.
Michael: The speakers are co-workers, therefore, they will speak formal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
sekretarka: Pani Karolino, dzwonił pan Kozłowski, chciał wiedzieć kiedy jego projekt będzie gotowy. Brzmiał na zdenerwowanego.
Karolina: Mówił coś jeszcze?
sekretarka: Nie, tylko prosił, żeby pani jak najszybciej do niego oddzwoniła.
Karolina: Rozumiem, czy były do mnie jeszcze jakieś telefony?
sekretarka: Tak, pani Monika dzwoniła i mówiła, że będzie trochę później. Coś ją zatrzymało. Brzmiała na lekko zmartwioną.
Michael: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
sekretarka: Pani Karolino, dzwonił pan Kozłowski, chciał wiedzieć kiedy jego projekt będzie gotowy. Brzmiał na zdenerwowanego.
Karolina: Mówił coś jeszcze?
sekretarka: Nie, tylko prosił, żeby pani jak najszybciej do niego oddzwoniła.
Karolina: Rozumiem, czy były do mnie jeszcze jakieś telefony?
sekretarka: Tak, pani Monika dzwoniła i mówiła, że będzie trochę później. Coś ją zatrzymało. Brzmiała na lekko zmartwioną.
Michael: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
secretary: Ms. Karolina, Mr. Kozlowski called and wanted to know when his project will be ready. He sounded somewhat angry.
Karolina: Did he say anything else?
secretary: No, he just asked that you call him back as soon as possible.
Karolina: Okay, were there any other calls to me?
secretary: Yes, Ms. Monika called and said that she will be a little late. Something stopped her. She sounded a little bit worried.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Michael: It sounds like this late project is starting to cause problems for Karolina.
Marzena: Yeah, it sounds like Mr. Kozlowski is not happy about the delay.
Michael: And Monika is late, too.
Marzena: It’s all happening to Karolina, isn’t it?
Michael: I hope that everything works out for her.
Marzena: Me too. I also hope that it’s nothing serious that is delaying Monika.
Michael: If you’re going to be late or absent, calling ahead to notify someone is the right thing to do, right?
Marzena: Yes. It’s a big no-no to be absent without notice in Poland.
Michael: So let your employer know if you will be absent.
Marzena: Then they can cover for you. Most companies will have contingency plans to cover work.
Michael: Let’s hear an example sentence that might be useful in this situation.
Marzena: Marek nie pojawił się dzisiaj w pracy i nie powiadomił o tym nikogo.
Michael: "Mark did not show up to work today and he didn't let anybody know." Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Michael: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: dzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: "make a telephone call, to call"
Marzena: dzwonić [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: dzwonić [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: zdenerwowany [natural native speed]
Michael: "nervous"
Marzena: zdenerwowany [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zdenerwowany [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: brzmieć [natural native speed]
Michael:"to sound"
Marzena: brzmieć [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: brzmieć [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: mówić [natural native speed]
Michael: "to speak"
Marzena: mówić [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: mówić [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: prosić [natural native speed]
Michael: "to ask, to say ‘please’"
Marzena: prosić [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: prosić [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: zatrzymać [natural native speed]
Michael: "to hold, to stop"
Marzena: zatrzymać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zatrzymać [natural native speed]
Michael: And lastly...
Marzena: zmartwiony [natural native speed]
Michael: "worried, upset"
Marzena: zmartwiony [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zmartwiony [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 word is...
Marzena: oddzwonić
Michael: meaning "to call back."
Michael: This is a phrase made from a verb.
Marzena: It consists of the verb dzwonić "to call" and the prefix od-
Michael: That prefix means "from." This is a useful phrase during phone calls.
Marzena: It can be used in formal and informal situations.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this word?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Proszę oddwonić później.
Michael: ... which means "Call back later please."
Michael: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Marzena: Coś ją zatrzymało.
Michael: meaning "Something stopped her."
Michael: Let’s break down this phrase.
Marzena: Coś means "something" and is a combination of co, "what", and the ending ś. Next is ją.
Michael: This means "her." The last word in this phrase means "hold."
Marzena: Yes, that’s zatrzymało.
Michael: You can use this phrase to say that something is causing a delay, without giving a specific reason.
Marzena: It is not informal, but should not be used in a very formal setting.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Może coś ją zatrzymało?
Michael: ... which means "Maybe something stopped her?"
Michael: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn about passing on a message. To pass on a message, we need a verb we heard earlier in this lesson.
Marzena: Yes; dzwonić.
Michael: To remind you, that means "to call." To pass a message, you simply change this verb to past tense 3rd person singular.
Marzena: The masculine is dzwonił. The feminine is dzwoniła.
Michael: Let’s hear some examples.
Marzena: Dzwonił pan Michał. Prosił, żeby oddzwonić.
Michael: "Mr. Michal called and was asking to call him back."
Marzena: Dzwoniła pani z ABC, ale się nie przedstawiła.
Michael: "A lady from ABC called, but she didn’t give her name."
Marzena: Next, we will look at brzmiał na,
Michael: "sounded like." When we talk about speaking to someone over the phone, we might want to talk about how they sounded.
Marzena: To do this, we need the verb brzmieć; "to sound like."
Michael: How is this conjugated for men and women?
Marzena: The masculine is brzmiała. The feminine is brzmiał.
Michael: Both are perfective verbs in the past tense.
Marzena: If you want to say that someone "sounds like something," you can use brzmi for both.
Michael: These verbs are then usually followed by a preposition.
Marzena: na, which means "on."
Michael: Then there is an adjective in the genitive case. Let’s hear an example.
Marzena: On brzmiał na bardzo zdenerwowanego.
Michael: "He sounded really nervous." If the verb is followed by an adverb, then you don’t use that preposition. For example...
Marzena: To brzmi bardzo ciekawie.
Michael: "This sounds really interesting."
Marzena: To brzmi trochę skomplikowanie.
Michael: "This sounds a little bit complicated."

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you write a sentence using the verb "oddzwonić"?

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Wednesday at 11:22 PM
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Hello Sandra Austin,


Thank you for studying with us and sharing your feedback.


You're right, “brzmiał” is masculine and “brzmiała” is feminine.

However, the mentioned prefix "od-" means "from". It seems our host Michael made a mistake while recording this lesson. We're very sorry about that!


Should you have any questions, let us know.


Best,

Hanna

Team PolishPod101.com

SANDRA AUSTIN
Saturday at 04:44 AM
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I believe I detected two errors in Passing On a Polish Message and wanted to mention them in case you want to edit your transcript. Please know that I am commenting on this to be helpful, not to criticize. I very much appreciate receiving your PolishPod lessons, and find them to be excellent learning tools. Thank you for your fine work.


In the KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES section:

Michael: That prefix means "from." This is a useful phrase during phone calls.

(error: The audio says “form”, rather than “from”.)


In the Lesson Focus section:

Marzena: The masculine is brzmiała. The feminine is brzmiał.

(error: I think the masculine is “brzmiał” and the feminine is “brzmiała”.

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Wednesday at 04:03 AM
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Hi Justin Napierala,


Thank you for posting.

Could you specify where is the mentioned mistake, please? The dialogue audio is correct.


Sincerely,

Hanna

Team PolishPod101.com

Justin Napierala
Friday at 03:57 AM
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The speaker says "brzmiał na" is for a woman.