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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to PolishPod101.com. This is Intermediate Season 1 Lesson 16 - Will an Expensive Polish Meal Cheer You Up? John here.
Marzena: Cześć. I'm Marzena.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn about emotions. The conversation takes place in the office.
Marzena: It's between Thomas and Monica.
John: The speakers are co-workers; therefore, they’ll speak informal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Tomasz: Hej, co się stało?
Monika: Marek zapomniał o moich urodzinach i trochę mi przykro.
Tomasz: Oj, nie martw się. Wszystko będzie dobrze.
Monika: Ale mi jest tak smutno.
Tomasz: Głowa do góry. Zapraszam cię na kolacje. Ja stawiam.
Monika: Naprawdę?
Tomasz: Oczywiście. Gdzie chcesz iść?
Monika: Do tej restauracji na dachu Hiltona.
Tomasz: Hi... Hiltona?
Monika: Tak, dziękuję, już mi lepiej.
Tomasz: Za to ja czuję się gorzej...
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Thomas: Hi, what happened?
Monica: Mark forgot about my birthday.
Thomas: Oh, don't you worry. It will all be good.
Monica: Yes, but I'm sad now.
Thomas: Chin up, I’ll invite you for a dinner. It's my treat.
Monica: Really?
Thomas: Of course. Where do you want to go?
Monica: To that restaurant on the Hilton rooftop.
Thomas: Hi... Hilton?
Monica: Yes. Thank you, I'm better already.
Thomas: But I feel worse now...
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: Poor Monica, Mark forgot her birthday.
Marzena: Yes, but at least Thomas is trying to cheer her up.
John: By spending lots of money in a restaurant at the Hilton, it seems.
Marzena: Yes… that’s not so lucky for Thomas!
John: What are birthdays like in Poland?
Marzena: They’re a big occasion, usually with close family and friends.
John: Is there a birthday cake?
Marzena: Usually, yes. Plus lots of alcohol, if it’s an adult’s birthday.
John: How much do people usually spend on birthday presents?
Marzena: Something around $30-$40 will do. Mothers often give their children sweets to share with their classmates.
John: That’s cute. What’s the most important birthday?
Marzena: Oh, your 18th birthday! That’s always a big party that lasts for hours.
John: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: zapomnieć [natural native speed]
John: to forget
Marzena: zapomnieć[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: zapomnieć [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: urodziny [natural native speed]
John: birthday
Marzena: urodziny[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: urodziny [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: martwić się [natural native speed]
John: to worry
Marzena: martwić się[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: martwić się [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: głowa [natural native speed]
John: head
Marzena: głowa[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: głowa [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: kolacja [natural native speed]
John: supper
Marzena: kolacja[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: kolacja [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: oczywiście [natural native speed]
John: of course
Marzena: oczywiście[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: oczywiście [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: dach [natural native speed]
John: roof
Marzena: dach[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: dach [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: dobrze [natural native speed]
John: well, good
Marzena: dobrze[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: dobrze [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Marzena: źle [natural native speed]
John: wrong, bad
Marzena: źle[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: źle [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Marzena: czuć się [natural native speed]
John: to feel
Marzena: czuć się[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: czuć się [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Marzena: urodziny
John: meaning "birthday." What can you tell us about this noun?
Marzena: It comes from the verbs urodzić, which means "to give birth," and urodzić się, which means "to be born."
John: Is there anything else about it that we should know?
Marzena: The word urodziny can also be divided into the prefix u, "at somebody's place," and the noun rodzina, which means "family.”
John: “Birthday” in Polish is plural, and there’s no single form.
Marzena: We use this when talking about someone’s birthday, and it’s always used with the plural forms of verbs.
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say, Kiedy masz urodziny?
John: ...which means "When is your birthday?"
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Marzena: kolacja
John: meaning "dinner." What can you tell us about this noun?
Marzena: It’s a feminine noun, and it has the diminutive kolacyjka.
John: And this word can be used for “dinner?”
Marzena: Actually, kolacja means “supper," but since the timing of meals changed, it has come to mean “dinner.”
John: Usually, it’s a meal eaten between 6pm to 9pm.
Marzena: And it’s usually a cold meal.
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say, Gdzie zjemy kolację?
John: ...which means "Where will we eat dinner?"
John: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about emotions.
John: First, we’ll look at some idioms for happiness.
Marzena: Popłakałam się ze szczęścia.
John: “I wept for joy.”
Marzena: Kiedy usłyszałam, że wygrałam byłam wniebowzięta.
John: “When I heard that I won, I was extremely happy.”
Marzena: Jestem w siódmym niebie.
John: “I’m extremely happy” or “I’m on cloud nine.”
Marzena: Nie mogłem w to uwierzyć. Nie posiadałem się z radości.
John: “I couldn’t believe it, I was so happy.” Next, let’s look at some expressions for sadness.
Marzena: Na wieść o tym, dusza mi poszła do pięty.
John: “My heart sank when I heard that.”
Marzena: Czemu jesteś taka przybita?
John: “Why are you so down?”
Marzena: Smutno mi trochę.
John: “I’m a little bit sad.”
Marzena: Chyba mam depresję.
John: “I think I’m depressed.” Finally, we’ll look at some expressions to express sympathy.
Marzena: Tak mi przykro.
John: “I’m so sorry.”
Marzena: Głowa do góry. Świat się nie skończył
John: “Cheer up. The world is not over.”
Marzena: Moje kondolencje.
John: “My condolences.”
Marzena: To musiało być okropne.
John: “That must have been terrible.”

Outro

John: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Marzena: Cześć.

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