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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are 5 frequently used modes of transportation 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:samochód
Jonathan:car
Joanna:(slow) samochód (regular) samochód
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:samochód
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Cars are the most common means of transportation in Poland.. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Prawie każda polska rodzina ma samochód.
Jonathan:Almost every Polish family owns a car.
Joanna:(slow) Prawie każda polska rodzina ma samochód.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:pociąg
Jonathan:train
Joanna:(slow) pociąg (regular) pociąg
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:pociąg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:In winter, it is advisable to bring an extra sweater if traveling in Poland by train because it can be quite cold and the trains are often late.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Większość polskich pociągów jest stara.
Jonathan:Most Polish trains are old.
Joanna:(slow) Większość polskich pociągów jest stara.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:autobus
Jonathan:bus
Joanna:(slow) autobus (regular) autobus
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:autobus
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The bus is the most popular means of public transportation in Polish cities. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Ceny biletów autobusowych w Polsce rosną każdego roku.
Jonathan:The prices of bus tickets rise every year in Poland.
Joanna:(slow) Ceny biletów autobusowych w Polsce rosną każdego roku.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:tramwaj
Jonathan:tram
Joanna:(slow) tramwaj (regular) tramwaj
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:tramwaj
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Poland’s larger cities often have trams for public transportation.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Tramwaj to raczej tani środek transportu.
Jonathan:The tram is a rather cheap means of transportation.
Joanna:(slow) Tramwaj to raczej tani środek transportu.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:taksówka
Jonathan:taxi
Joanna:(slow) taksówka (regular) taksówka
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:taksówka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:To catch a taxi in Poland, you simply wait by a taxi stand rather than trying to catch one on the street.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Polskie taksówki są raczej drogie.
Jonathan:Polish taxis are quite expensive.
Joanna:(slow) Polskie taksówki są raczej drogie.
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:samochód
[pause]Jonathan:car
Joanna:pociąg
[pause]Jonathan:train
Joanna:autobus
[pause]Jonathan:bus
Joanna:tramwaj
[pause]Jonathan:tram
Joanna:taksówka
[pause]Jonathan:taxi

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 frequently used modes of transportation in Poland! We have a more complete list at PolishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Joanna:

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What is your favorite Polish mode of transportation?

PolishPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 07:07 AM
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Hi Sig


Thank you for your comment. Actually two words carry totally different meaning.

"Większość" would be be translated as "majority" (and it is a noun singular form)

Najbardziej is an adverb (answers question "jak") and it can be translated (I like something) "the most"


The sentence itself refers to "Majority - Większość" therefore it is in singular form.


I hope that helps.


Sincerely

Piotr

Team PolishPod101.com

Sig
Sunday at 02:25 AM
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In this sentence, "Większość polskich pociągów jest stara." why is Większość used rather than Najbardziej? Also, shouldn't the verb be the plural form, są, rather than jest?