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Cześć! Jestem Joanna. Hi! I’m Joanna.
Welcome to PolishPod101.com’s “Polski w 3 minuty”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Polish.
In the last lesson we learned how to count złoty. Did you practice at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful phrases to talk about your schedule.
To a friend, or someone you already know about their plans for the weekend, you say:
Co robisz w ten weekend?
What are you doing this weekend?
[slowly] Co robisz w ten weekend?
Let’s break it down.
Co means "what".
robisz means “do”
Please remember than in Polish we usually skip pronoun, so you will not find the word “you” in this question.
w stands for “in”
and ten weekend means ‘this weekend’
If you want to ask the same question in a formal way, you have to use words Pan or Pani depending on the gender, which we talked about in lesson 4. notice how the verb conjugation also changes.
Co Pan robi w ten weekend?
What do you do this weekend, sir?
[slowly] Co Pan robi w ten weekend?
Co Pani robi w ten weekend?
What do you do this weekend, ma’am?
[slowly] Co Pani robi w ten weekend?
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time period is as easy as replacing ten weekend with some weekday -- for example Monday.
Co robisz w ten poniedziałek?
Please be careful here! Do you remember that Polish nouns have genders? Weekdays also have genders. Let’s go through them quickly.
Masculine days are:
poniedziałek - Monday
wtorek - Tuesday
czwartek - Thursday
piątek - Friday
And feminine days are:
środa - Wednesday
sobota - Saturday
niedziela - Sunday
Let’s practice now. How would we say:
What are you doing this Thursday?
Co robisz w ten czwartek?
What are you doing this Saturday?
Co robisz w tą sobotę?
We can also try asking about ‘tomorrow’, which in Polish is jutro.
Co jutro robisz?
What are you doing tomorrow?
Please note that the order of words changed a little bit. If you use words like tomorrow - jutro, today - dzisiaj or yesterday - wczoraj, you should put them right after the question word Co.
So now, if someone asks *you* Co jutro robisz?, or "What are you doing tomorrow?", how can you answer?
Here's an example: Idę do pracy. which literally means "I'm going to work." Idę means "I'm going", and do pracy means ”to work“. Feel free to replace "work" with any other location!
Now it’s time for Joanna’s Insights.
Today we learned how to ask about someone’s plans. If we take just the beginning of this phrase, Co robisz? we will get a more general question - “what are you doing?” So if you want to know what someone is doing right now, you say “Co robisz?” When you want to know what someone is doing later, just add the day of the week to the end.
In this lesson we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time we are going to learn how to use the verb być "to be". We'll also talk about how to tell people where you come from.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Polski w 3 minuty lesson. Papa!