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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are 5 examples of Polish pop and traditional culture. 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:polonez
Jonathan:Polonaise
Joanna:(slow) polonez (regular) polonez
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:polonez
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Polonaise is a slow, rhythmic dance which is always performed by high school students in Poland at a party exactly 100 days before final exams. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Polonez jest najbardziej znanym, tradycyjnym tańcem.
Jonathan:The Polonaise is the best known traditional dance.
Joanna:(slow) Polonez jest najbardziej znanym, tradycyjnym tańcem.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:krakowiak
Jonathan:Krakowiak
Joanna:(slow) krakowiak (regular) krakowiak
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:krakowiak
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:[MICHELLE, COULD YOU PUT YOUR ADDITIONAL COMMENT IN HERE IN ONE SENTENCE? - The Krakowiak is a fast and energetic dance that comes from the Cracow region and imitates the movements of horses. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Krakowiak to Polski taniec folkowy.
Jonathan:The Krakowiak is a Polish folk dance.
Joanna:(slow) Krakowiak to Polski taniec folkowy.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:Lany Poniedziałek
Jonathan:Wet Monday
Joanna:(slow) Lany Poniedziałek (regular) Lany Poniedziałek
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:Lany Poniedziałek
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:On Wet Monday, the Polish pour water on each other at their homes, on the streets, and other places. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Lany Poniedziałek jest w poniedziałek, zaraz po Wielkanocy.
Jonathan:Wet Monday is on the Monday right after Easter.
Joanna:(slow) Lany Poniedziałek jest w poniedziałek, zaraz po Wielkanocy.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:ubieranie choinki
Jonathan:Christmas Tree decorating
Joanna:(slow) ubieranie choinki (regular) ubieranie choinki
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:ubieranie choinki
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Traditionally the Polish put up a real spruce or fir tree for Christmas tree decorating, although today artificial trees are more common.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) W Polsce każdy, bez wyjątków, ubiera choinkę.
Jonathan:In Poland, everyone, without exception, decorates a Christmas Tree.
Joanna:(slow) W Polsce każdy, bez wyjątków, ubiera choinkę.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:gotowanie
Jonathan:cooking
Joanna:(slow) gotowanie (regular) gotowanie
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:gotowanie
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:All Polish holidays are about cooking and eating traditional food reserved specifically for that holiday with friends and family. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Gotowanie jest bardzo ważne w polskiej kulturze.
Jonathan:Cooking is very important in Polish culture.
Joanna:(slow) Gotowanie jest bardzo ważne w polskiej kulturze.
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:polonez
[pause]Jonathan:Polonaise
Joanna:krakowiak
[pause]Jonathan:Krakowiak
Joanna:Lany Poniedziałek
[pause]Jonathan:Wet Monday
Joanna:ubieranie choinki
[pause]Jonathan:Christmas Tree decorating
Joanna:gotowanie
[pause]Jonathan:cooking

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 examples of pop and traditional culture in Poland! We have a more complete list at PolishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Joanna:

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