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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 10! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are 5 animals in Poland. 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:żubr
Jonathan:European bison
Joanna:(slow) żubr (regular) żubr
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:żubr
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The largest population of European bison is in Bialowieza National Park in eastern Poland. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Żubr żyje na wolności w Polsce, Litwie, Ukrainie, Rosji i Białorusi.
Jonathan:The European Bison lives in the wild in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
Joanna:(slow) Żubr żyje na wolności w Polsce, Litwie, Ukrainie, Rosji i Białorusi.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:bocian
Jonathan:white stork
Joanna:(slow) bocian (regular) bocian
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:bocian
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Polish believe that if a white stork nests on their rooftop it will bring luck to the family living in that house. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) 25% europejskich bocianów jest z Polski.
Jonathan:25% of European white storks are from Poland.
Joanna:(slow) 25% europejskich bocianów jest z Polski.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:wilk
Jonathan:grey wolf
Joanna:(slow) wilk (regular) wilk
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:wilk
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Poland is one of the last remaining countries with large forests where grey wolves can live freely. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) W Polsce jest około 800 wilków.
Jonathan:There are around 800 grey wolves in Poland.
Joanna:(slow) W Polsce jest około 800 wilków.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:pies
Jonathan:dog
Joanna:(slow) pies (regular) pies
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:pies
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Even though the popularity of purebred dogs is rising, most dogs in Poland are mixed breeds. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Około 50% Polaków ma psa.
Jonathan:Around 50% of Polish people own a dog.
Joanna:(slow) Około 50% Polaków ma psa.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:kot
Jonathan:cat
Joanna:(slow) kot (regular) kot
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:kot
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Most of the Polish who keep cats keep more than one, and many of them are mixed breeds, often saved from a shelter or the street.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) 1/3 Polaków ma przynajmniej jednego kota.
Jonathan:One third of Polish people have at least one cat.
Joanna:(slow) 1/3 Polaków ma przynajmniej jednego kota.
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:żubr
[pause]Jonathan:European bison
Joanna:bocian
[pause]Jonathan:white stork
Joanna:wilk
[pause]Jonathan:grey wolf
Joanna:pies
[pause]Jonathan:dog
Joanna:kot
[pause]Jonathan:cat

Outro

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

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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in Polish?