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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Hi everyone, and welcome back to Polishpod101.com. This is Business Polish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 18 - Making a Suggestion in Polish. Michael here.
Marzena: Cześć, I'm Marzena.
Michael: In this lesson, you’ll learn about suggestions. The conversation takes place at the office.
Marzena: It's between Marek and Karolina.
Michael: The speakers are co-workers, therefore, they will speak informal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Marek: Oj Karolino, wyglądasz na bardzo zmęczoną. Powinnaś trochę mniej pracować.
Karolina: Łatwo ci mówić, jestem zasypana projektami. W dodatku mamy problemy ze znalezieniem nowej osoby do pracy.
Marek: Aż tak źle? A próbowałaś JFC Work? To podobno firma, która pomaga w szukaniu pracowników. Może powinnaś tam spróbować?
Karolina: Próbowałam już prawie wszystkiego, ale dzięki.
Marek: W każdym razie ty musisz trochę odpocząć. Nie możesz tak ciągle pracować.
Michael: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Marek: Oj Karolino, wyglądasz na bardzo zmęczoną. Powinnaś trochę mniej pracować.
Karolina: Łatwo ci mówić, jestem zasypana projektami. W dodatku mamy problemy ze znalezieniem nowej osoby do pracy.
Marek: Aż tak źle? A próbowałaś JFC Work? To podobno firma, która pomaga w szukaniu pracowników. Może powinnaś tam spróbować?
Karolina: Próbowałam już prawie wszystkiego, ale dzięki.
Marek: W każdym razie ty musisz trochę odpocząć. Nie możesz tak ciągle pracować.
Michael: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Marek: Oh, Karolina, you look very tired. You should work less.
Karolina: It's easy to say, but I have many projects. And we also have a problem with finding a new person to work for us.
Marek: Is it that bad? Have you tried JFC Work? They’re supposed to be a good company which helps businesses look for new employees. Maybe you should try there?
Karolina: I tried almost everything already.
Marek: In any case, you need to rest a little bit. You can't work like this forever.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Michael: Poor Karolina, it seems like she’s working way too hard.
Marzena: Yes, she has many projects and not enough time.
Michael: Or enough staff. I hope she can find someone through that agency to help her.
Marzena: Me, too. She definitely needs to have a rest.
Michael: Is it worth working yourself that hard to meet some deadlines?
Marzena: Poles are surprisingly strict about deadlines.
Michael: So if you have a deadline, you’ll be expected to meet it?
Marzena: Definitely. Poles will do their best to meet any deadline given to them and expect the same of others around them.
Michael: What should you do if you know you can’t meet the deadline?
Marzena: Let your boss or colleagues know as soon as possible.
Michael: How do we say "to have a deadline for" in Polish?
Marzena: mieć termin na
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: wyglądać [natural native speed]
Michael: "to look"
Marzena: wyglądać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: wyglądać [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: pracować [natural native speed]
Michael: "to work"
Marzena: pracować [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: pracować [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: zmęczony [natural native speed]
Michael: "tired"
Marzena: zmęczony [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zmęczony [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: źle [natural native speed]
Michael: "badly"
Marzena: źle [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: źle [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: próbować [natural native speed]
Michael: "to try, to taste"
Marzena: próbować [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: próbować [natural native speed]
Michael: Next we have...
Marzena: zasypany [natural native speed]
Michael: "buried"
Marzena: zasypany [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zasypany [natural native speed]
Michael: And last...
Marzena: ciągle [natural native speed]
Michael: "still"
Marzena: ciągle [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: ciągle [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: Aż tak źle?
Michael: meaning "Is it that bad?"
Michael: Let’s break down this phrase.
Marzena: First is aż, which means "this much." Next is tak.
Michael: This means "yes." The last word means "bad."
Marzena: This is źle.
Michael: This phrase is used as a question.
Marzena: It can be used in both formal and informal settings, but more often in formal ones.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Naprawdę, aż tak źle?
Michael: ... which means "Really, that bad?"
Michael: Okay, what's the next word?
Marzena: zasypana projektami
Michael: meaning "to have a lot of projects."
Michael: The first word has different forms for men and women.
Marzena: Zasypana means "buried" and is used for women, while zasypany is used for men.
Michael: The final word is a noun that means "project."
Marzena: Yes, projekt.
Michael: You can use this phrase to say someone is very busy with projects.
Marzena: It can be used in formal and informal settings, but will usually be used in informal ones.
Michael: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Nie mam czasu, jestem zasypana projektami.
Michael: ... which means "I don't have time, I have a lot of work to do."
Michael: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn about suggestions. When making suggestions, an important word is "should" or "ought to."
Marzena: In Polish, that is powinien. It conjugates depending on gender and number.
Michael: Let’s hear a couple of examples.
Marzena: powinienem
Michael: is used with the male "I."
Marzena: powinnam
Michael: is used with the female "I."
Marzena: powinien
Michael: is used with "he."
Marzena: powinna
Michael: is used with "she."
Marzena: powinniśmy
Michael: is used with the male "we."
Marzena: powinnyśmy
Michael: is used with the female "we." If the group is mixed gender, remember that you use the masculine form. Now, let’s hear some examples.
Marzena: Powinniśmy to sprawdzić.
Michael: "We should check this."
Marzena: Powinieneś poprosić o podwyżkę.
Michael: "You should ask for a raise." Another way to make sentences like this is based on "Have you…?" questions.
Marzena: Yes, you do this by starting the sentence with the particle a.
Michael: This means "and." For example:
Marzena: A wpisałeś hasło?
Michael: "And have you entered the password?"
Marzena: A zaproponowałeś jej podwyżkę?
Michael: "And did you offer her a raise?"
Marzena: A napisałeś już sprawozdanie?
Michael: "And have you written the report yet?"

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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