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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Joanna:And I’m Joanna!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Polish Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are 5 Polish National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PolishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Joanna, what’s our first word?
Joanna:Boże Narodzenie / Święta
Jonathan:Christmas
Joanna:(slow) Boże Narodzenie / Święta (regular) Boże Narodzenie / Święta
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Boże Narodzenie / Święta
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:At Christmas in Poland, everyone decorates a Christmas Tree and buys presents for their family members and friends. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Polską tradycją jest przygotowanie minimum 12 dań na obiad w Boże Narodzenie.
Jonathan:Polish tradition is to prepare a minimum of 12 dishes for Christmas dinner.
Joanna:(slow) Polską tradycją jest przygotowanie minimum 12 dań na obiad w Boże Narodzenie.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Nowy Rok / Sylwester
Jonathan:New Year
Joanna:(slow) Nowy Rok / Sylwester (regular) Nowy Rok / Sylwester
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Nowy Rok / Sylwester
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:On New Year's night in Poland, there is a countdown and 1st toast, which is always made with a glass of champagne. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Dla Polaków, Sylwester to najbardziej szalona noc w całym roku.
Jonathan:For Polish people New Year is the craziest night in the whole year.
Joanna:(slow) Dla Polaków, Sylwester to najbardziej szalona noc w całym roku.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Wielkanoc
Jonathan:Easter
Joanna:(slow) Wielkanoc (regular) Wielkanoc
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Wielkanoc
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:At Easter, Polish people paint and decorate boiled eggs, buy chocolate bunnies for relatives and friends, and prepare many traditional dishes. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Jednym ze sposobów dekorowania jajek na Wielkanoc jest malowanie woskiem.
Jonathan:One of the ways of decorating eggs for Easter is painting them with wax.
Joanna:(slow) Jednym ze sposobów dekorowania jajek na Wielkanoc jest malowanie woskiem.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Wszystkich Świętych
Jonathan:All Saints Day
Joanna:(slow) Wszystkich Świętych (regular) Wszystkich Świętych
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Wszystkich Świętych
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:November 1st is All Saints Day, which is to celebrate the memory of people who have left this world. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Wszystkich Świętych jest bardzo smutnym świętem.
Jonathan:In Poland All Saints Day is a very sad holiday.
Joanna:(slow) Wszystkich Świętych jest bardzo smutnym świętem.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:Dzień Kobiet
Jonathan:Women's Day
Joanna:(slow) Dzień Kobiet (regular) Dzień Kobiet
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Dzień Kobiet
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th in Poland. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) W Dniu Kobiet, kobiety dostają kwiaty.
Jonathan:On Women's Day, women receive flowers.
Joanna:(slow) W Dniu Kobiet, kobiety dostają kwiaty.
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Joanna will give you the Polish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Joanna:Boże Narodzenie / Święta
[pause]Jonathan:Christmas
Joanna:Nowy Rok / Sylwester
[pause]Jonathan:New Year
Joanna:Wielkanoc
[pause]Jonathan:Easter
Joanna:Wszystkich Świętych
[pause]Jonathan:All Saints Day
Joanna:Dzień Kobiet
[pause]Jonathan:Women's Day

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 National Holidays in Poland! We have a more complete list at PolishPod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Joanna:- Papa!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What are the most important public holidays in your country?

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Tuesday at 05:04 AM
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Cześć Joe Wesley,


Dzięki za komentarz!

Bardzo cieszymy się, że lubisz nasze lekcje, które łączą naukę języka polskiego z ciekawostkami o polskich zwyczajach i kulturze.


Powodzenia w nauce polskiego! :)


Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hanna

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Joe Wesley
Sunday at 08:20 AM
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Adding cultural commentary and Polish traditions is a very positive element of POD101. It also teaches language and I am in favor of that. Dziekuje bardzo, Joe Wesley

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Wednesday at 10:21 PM
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Hej Rafał,


Świetnie! Do not forget to tell us about your Boże Narodzenie!


Pozdrowienia,

Hanna

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Rafał
Tuesday at 10:09 PM
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Dzięki ! Też mam nadzieję !

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Tuesday at 07:49 PM
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Cześć Rafal,


Dzięki za opowiedzenie o zwyczajach w Twoim kraju!


It seems that when it comes to public holidays Poland and France are similar.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas this year!


Cheers! :)

Hanna

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Rafał
Sunday at 01:06 PM
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In France : najważniejsze święto jest : Boże Narodzenie / Święta. I would aslo say that " Nowy Rok / Sylwester " is the second most important one. Usually, when people have a job, the employer manage to give free days either for, first, Święta, or Sylwester. But most important one is definitively Christmas.