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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 24! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Fine arts. These are 5 Polish musicians. 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:Fryderyk Chopin
Jonathan:Frederic Chopin, a famous composer and pianist
Joanna:(slow) Fryderyk Chopin (regular) Fryderyk Chopin
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Fryderyk Chopin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Frederic Chopin is considered to be one of the greatest masters of Romantic music. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Z powodu francuskiego nazwiska, niewielu ludzi na świecie wie, że Chopin to Polak.
Jonathan:Not many people around the world know that Chopin is Polish, due to his French name.
Joanna:(slow) Z powodu francuskiego nazwiska, niewielu ludzi na świecie wie, że Chopin to Polak.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Wojciech Kilar
Jonathan:Wojciech Kilar, a classical music and film score composer
Joanna:(slow) Wojciech Kilar (regular) Wojciech Kilar
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Wojciech Kilar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Wojciech Kilar is a classical music and film score composer who has written music for over 100 well-known movies, like “Bram Stoker's Dracula,” “The Ninth Gate,” and “The Truman Show.”
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Większość prac Wojciecha Kilara jest przez Polaków nieznana.
Jonathan:Most of Wojciech Kilar's works remain unknown by Polish people.
Joanna:(slow) Większość prac Wojciecha Kilara jest przez Polaków nieznana.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Piotr Rubik
Jonathan:Piotr Rubik, a composer of classical and popular music
Joanna:(slow) Piotr Rubik (regular) Piotr Rubik
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Piotr Rubik
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Piotr Rubik is a composer of classical and popular music, often with sacred and holy elements. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Obecnie płyty Piotra Rubika są jednymi z najlepiej się sprzedających.
Jonathan:Nowadays, Piotr Rubik's albums are some of the best selling in Poland.
Joanna:(slow) Obecnie płyty Piotra Rubika są jednymi z najlepiej się sprzedających.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Vader
Jonathan:Vader, a death metal band
Joanna:(slow) Vader (regular) Vader
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Vader
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Vader is the most well-known Polish death metal band in the world. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Nazwa Vader była zainspirowana Darthem Vaderem z Gwiezdnych Wojen.
Jonathan:The name Vader was inspired by Darth Vader from Star Wars.
Joanna:(slow) Nazwa Vader była zainspirowana Darthem Vaderem z Gwiezdnych Wojen.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:Doda
Jonathan:Doda, a female vocalist
Joanna:(slow) Doda (regular) Doda
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Doda
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Doda was first known as the vocalist of the rock band Virgin, but after the group disbanded she continued her career as a solo singer. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Prawdziwe imię Dody to Dorota Rabczewska.
Jonathan:Doda's real name is Dorota Rabczewska.
Joanna:(slow) Prawdziwe imię Dody to Dorota Rabczewska.
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:Fryderyk Chopin
[pause]Jonathan:Frederic Chopin, a famous composer and pianist
Joanna:Wojciech Kilar
[pause]Jonathan:Wojciech Kilar, a classical music and film score composer
Joanna:Piotr Rubik
[pause]Jonathan:Piotr Rubik, a composer of classical and popular music
Joanna:Vader
[pause]Jonathan:Vader, a death metal band
Joanna:Doda
[pause]Jonathan:Doda, a female vocalist

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 Polish musicians! 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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Do you know any other famous Polish artist?

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Thursday at 07:50 AM
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Hi Ricardo


Thank you for your message. Actually those words are a bit separate. "To" means "this". It is good to use it while pointing something out. "Jest" is basically conjugated verb to be and it means "is". Many time you can simply use "to jest" meaning "this is".


I hope that helps.


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Piotr

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Ricardo Danza
Monday at 08:42 AM
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Cześć!


jak wiem kiedy muszę korzystać "jest" czy "to" ?


To make sure: how do I know when to use jest and to, when I want to say is, or are they interchangeable.