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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 in Polish. I hope you spent some time practicing the numbers, because they will come in handy today. We’re going to learn how to go shopping in Poland!
Before we go, you need to know how to say “How much is it?”
Ile to kosztuje?
[slowly] Ile to kosztuje?
Are you ready to go shopping in Poland? Let’s go!
You see something you like and want to ask the shop clerk how much it costs. The first thing to say is…przepraszam, do you remember what that means? "Excuse me!"
Przepraszam, ile to kosztuje?
[slowly] Przepraszam, ile to kosztuje?
If we want to be more specific when asking "how much is it?" and refer to a certain type of object, we first need to know if the object is a feminine or masculine object. If it’s masculine, add ten when referring to it, and ta for a feminine object. And then say the noun.
For example, “a watch" is masculine. zegarek.
Przepraszam, ile kosztuje ten zegarek? "Excuse me, how much is this watch?"
[slowly] Przepraszam, ile kosztuje ten zegarek?
And “skirt” is a feminine noun. Spódnica.
Przepraszam, ile kosztuje ta spódnica?
"Excuse me, how much is this skirt?"
[slowly] Przepraszam,ile kosztuje ta spódnica?
And finally if we ask about a price of a few similar items, like these t-shirts, these apples, these toys, we have to add te before the noun.
For example:
Przepraszam, ile kosztują te jabłka?
Excuse me, how much are these apples?
[slowly] Przepraszam, ile kosztują te jabłka?
At this point the shop clerk will usually answer by saying just the price of an item.
For example:
Piętnaście złotych.
Sto złotych
Dwadzieścia cztery pięćdziesiąt
What number is piętnaście? Do you remember? Of course it’s "fifteen"!
Now it’s time for Joanna’s Insights.
A quicker and more commonly used phrase is Po ile? which literally means “How much?”
Then we just add the name of an item we want to know the price of. For example:
Po ile te jabłka? or Po ile ten zegarek?
Or you can just say Po ile? and point to the item. Both ways are perfectly fine.
At this point, can you count zloty in Polish? We are going to learn how to do this and much more in the next lesson!
Ill be waiting for you in our next Polski 3 minuty lesson. Do zobaczyska!