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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to Polishpod101.com. This is Business Polish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 9 - Going on a Polish Business Trip. John here.
Marzena: Cześć, I'm Marzena.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn some useful phrases for a hotel. The conversation takes place at a hotel.
Marzena: It's between Monika and a receptionist.
John: The speakers are strangers, therefore, they will speak formal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Monika: Dzień dobry, mam rezerwację na nazwisko Mackiewicz.
Recepcjonista: Pani Monika Mackiewicz, dwa noclegi, pokój jednoosobowy ze śniadaniem. Czy wszystko się zgadza?
Monika: Tak. Czy mogę tutaj gdzieś wydrukować prezentację?
Recepcjonista: Ależ oczywiście, nasze centrum biznesowe jest czynne 24 godziny na dobę.
John: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Monika: Dzień dobry, mam rezerwację na nazwisko Mackiewicz.
Recepcjonista: Pani Monika Mackiewicz, dwa noclegi, pokój jednoosobowy ze śniadaniem. Czy wszystko się zgadza?
Monika: Tak. Czy mogę tutaj gdzieś wydrukować prezentację?
Recepcjonista: Ależ oczywiście, nasze centrum biznesowe jest czynne 24 godziny na dobę.
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Monika: Good morning, I have a reservation under Mackiewicz.
Receptionist: Ms. Monika Mackiewicz, two nights, single room with breakfast. Is this correct?
Monika: Yes. Can I print out my presentation somewhere?
Receptionist: Of course, our business center is open 24/7.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: Monika was on a business trip in the conversation.
Marzena: Yes, she was. Hotel breakfasts are the greatest things about business trips.
John: I agree! Especially if the company pays for them.
Marzena: Of course, Polish companies will pay for your hotel and breakfast on a business trip.
John: That’s good to hear! I guess that they will pay for the travel too?
Marzena: That’s correct!
John: Are there any other expenses that will be covered?
Marzena: The company will most likely give their employee a dieta.
John: What’s that?
Marzena: It’s money for everyday expenses.
John: That sounds good. Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: rezerwacja [natural native speed]
John: reservation
Marzena: rezerwacja [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: rezerwacja [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: nazwisko [natural native speed]
John: surname
Marzena: nazwisko [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: nazwisko [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: nocleg [natural native speed]
John: accommodation
Marzena: nocleg [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: nocleg [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: zgadzać się [natural native speed]
John: to agree
Marzena: zgadzać się [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zgadzać się [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: wydrukować [natural native speed]
John: to print out
Marzena: wydrukować [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: wydrukować [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: centrum biznesowe [natural native speed]
John: business center
Marzena: centrum biznesowe [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: centrum biznesowe [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Marzena: doba [natural native speed]
John: day
Marzena: doba [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: doba [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: wydrukować prezentację
John: meaning "to print out a presentation."
John: Let’s look at this phrase.
Marzena: Wydrukować is the perfective form of the verb drukować.
John: This means "to print." The final word is "presentation."
Marzena: That is prezentację.
John: You can use this phrase to say that you want to print out a presentation.
Marzena: It can be used in formal and informal settings and you will hear this in a Polish office.
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Proszę wydrukować tę prezentację.
John: ...which means "Print out this presentation please."
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Marzena: 24 godziny na dobę
John: meaning "24/7."
John: Let’s look at this phrase.
Marzena: 24 godziny means "24 hours." The last word is doba.
John: That means "one day." So we’re saying "24 hours on 24 hours."
Marzena: Or "24/7."
John: You can use this to say something is open for 24 hours.
Marzena: There are no restrictions for this phrase.
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say... Ten sklep jest czynny 24 godziny na dobę.
John: ... which means "This shop is open 24/7."
John: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about useful phrases you can use at a hotel. Let’s start by looking at some important vocabulary for staying in a hotel.
Marzena: You might need to ask for a pokój jednoosobowy
John: "Single room."
Marzena: Or pokój dwuosobowy
John: "Double room" or "twin room." Now, let’s hear some sentences that could be useful when asking about services.
Marzena: Czy jest internet?
John: "Is there an internet connection?"
Marzena: Czy w pokoju jest wi-fi?
John: "Is there Wi-Fi in the room?"
Marzena: Czy mogę zamówić pobudkę na 5 rano?
John: "Can I request a morning call for 5am?"
Marzena: Czy mają państwo transport na lotnisko?
John: "Do you have a shuttle to the airport?"
Marzena: Czy recepcja jest czynna 24 na dobę?
John: "Is the reception open 24/7?" Next, we will look at phrases specifically for checking in.
Marzena: Mam rezerwację na nazwisko …
John: "I have a booking under the name…"
Marzena: Nie mam rezerwacji.
John: "I don’t have a booking."
Marzena: Czy mają państwo wolne pokoje?
John: "Do you have vacant rooms?"
Marzena: Tu są pani klucze.
John: "Here is your key, ma’am."
Marzena: Hopefully those phrases will come in useful when you check into a hotel.
John: I hope so too!

Outro

John: 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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