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Cześć! Jestem Joanna. Hi! I’m Joanna.
Welcome to PolishPod101.com’s “Polski 3 minuty”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Polish.
In the last lesson we learned the phrase Ile to kosztuje? How much is it? In this lesson let’s see how we could answer that question by counting zloty in Polish. In Poland the currency is the ZŁOTY.
Literally it means ‘golden’.
Let’s try to say prices in Polish. Start by trying to say "26 złotych 50 groszy"
Dwadzieścia sześć złotych pięćdziesiąt groszy.
[slowly] Dwadzieścia sześć złotych pięćdziesiąt groszy.
As I said before Polish currency is the złoty.
Every złoty is subdivided into 100 groszy. So we have coins of :
Jeden grosz 1
Dwa grosze 2
Pięć groszy 5
Dziesięć groszy 10
Dwadzieścia groszy 20
Pięćdziesiąt groszy 50
Then other coins are:
Jeden złoty 1
Dwa złote 2
Pięć złotych 5
Bills that you can see in Poland are:
Dziesięć złotych 10
Dwadzieścia złotych 20
Pięćdziesiąt złotych 50
Sto złotych 100
Dwieście złotych 200
When you want to say something’s price, first, say the number of złoty and then groszy
Let’s try:
"34 złote 60 groszy"
Trzydzieści cztery złote sześćdziesiąt groszy.
[slowly] Trzydzieści cztery złote sześćdziesiąt groszy.
Get ready for the next example. This one’s longer:
"9 złotych 99 groszy"
Dziewięć złotych dziewięćdziesiąt dziewięć groszy.
[slowly] Dziewięć złotych dziewięćdziesiąt dziewięć groszy.
That takes a lot of effort to say, doesn’t it? You can shorten it by skipping words “złoty” and “groszy” - 9.99 - Dziewięć dziewięćdziesiąt dziewięć.
This is what you will usually hear from Polish people when they talk about prices.
But we don’t omit ‘złoty’ for full amounts like:
2 złote, 18 złotych or 55 złotych.
Now it’s time for Joanna’s Insights.
Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and every member, should eventually adopt the euro. However, the plans of joining the Eurozone by 2019 seem unlikely. So for the time being you have no choice but to get familiar with the Polish złoty!
You should ask your friends in Poland if they want to go shopping with you to practice the phrases we learned today! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to ask that in Polish? If not, I’ll see you in the next lesson! Do zobaczyska!