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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to PolishPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner Season 1 Lesson 14 - How Can You Make Millions in Poland? Eric here.
Marzena: Cześć. I'm Marzena.
Eric: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use big numbers in context. The conversation takes place at a lottery stand.
Marzena: It's between Ann and Tomek.
Eric: The speakers are friends, so they’ll use informal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Tomek: O! LOTTO! Gramy?
Ann: Co to jest LOTTO?
Tomek: To loteria. Wybierasz 6 (sześć) numerów od 1 (jeden) do 49 (czterdziestu dziewięciu).
Ann: 6 (sześć) numerów tak?
Tomek: Tak, los kosztuje 3 (trzy) złote. Kiedy dobrze wybierzesz 6 (sześć) numerów wygrywasz milion!
Ann: Milion? O to gramy! Ja mam szczęście.
Eric: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Tomek: O! LOTTO! Gramy?
Ann: Co to jest LOTTO?
Tomek: To loteria. Wybierasz 6 (sześć) numerów od 1 (jeden) do 49 (czterdziestu dziewięciu).
Ann: 6 (sześć) numerów tak?
Tomek: Tak, los kosztuje 3 (trzy) złote. Kiedy dobrze wybierzesz 6 (sześć) numerów wygrywasz milion!
Ann: Milion? O to gramy! Ja mam szczęście.
Eric: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Tomek: Oh! LOTTO! Are you playing?
Ann: What’s LOTTO?
Tomek: It's a lottery. You choose six numbers from 1 to 49.
Ann: Six numbers, right?
Tomek: Yes, one ticket costs 3 zl. When you choose the right six numbers, you win one million!
Ann: A million? Oh, then let's play! I'm lucky.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: Marzena, what’s the most popular lottery in Poland?
Marzena: It’s LOTTO, and it used to be called Toto-Lotek. It began in Poland in 1957 and to this day tens of thousands of Poles play either regularly or once in a while.
Eric: Is LOTTO just one certain lottery?
Marzena: Actually there are a few different lotteries under the banner of LOTTO.
Eric: Which one is the most popular?
Marzena: The most popular is choosing 6 numbers from 1 to 49. You can choose them yourself or choose an option called na chybił trafił, where the numbers are automatically chosen for you by the machine used for selling the lottery tickets.
Eric: Where can you buy lottery tickets?
Marzena: You can get the tickets in countless places, like kiosks, supermarkets, gas stations, convenience stores, and any place that has a LOTTO logo in the window. After you get a ticket, you need to check the lottery results either on the website or watch it live on TV.
Eric: I see.
Marzena: The biggest prize in history was won in 2012 and it was almost 34 million zloty.
Eric: Wow, that’s a lot! Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is..
Marzena: grać [natural native speed]
Eric: to play
Marzena: grać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: grać [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: loteria [natural native speed]
Eric: lottery
Marzena: loteria [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: loteria [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: wybierać [natural native speed]
Eric: to choose
Marzena: wybierać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: wybierać [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: numer [natural native speed]
Eric: number
Marzena: numer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: numer [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: od...do... [natural native speed]
Eric: from... to...
Marzena: od...do… [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: od...do... [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: los [natural native speed]
Eric: lot, lottery ticket, fate
Marzena: los [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: los [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: wygrać [natural native speed]
Eric: to win
Marzena: wygrać [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: wygrać [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: milion [natural native speed]
Eric: million
Marzena: milion [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: milion [natural native speed]
Eric: And last..
Marzena: szczęście [natural native speed]
Eric: luck
Marzena: szczęście [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: szczęście [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Eric: Let's have a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is..
Marzena: los
Eric: This is a masculine noun that means “lot, lottery ticket,” or “fate.” Let's see some sentences with each of the meanings.
Marzena: Sure. Śledzę losy bohaterów tego serialu.
Eric: which means “I follow the fate of this TV show characters.”
Marzena: Kupiłeś już los na loterię?
Eric: “Have you bought a lottery ticket yet?”
Marzena: Nie zasłużyłem na taki los
Eric: “I didn't deserve such a fate.” Okay, what's the next phrase?
Marzena: mieć szczęście
Eric: which means “to have luck” or “to be lucky.”
Marzena: It's formed using the verb mieć, which means “to have” and the neuter noun szczęście, meaning in this case “luck” and “happiness.”
Eric: It can stand alone, or be used as a reaction to something that has happened.
Marzena: If it’s a reaction, you need to use the past tense. “I was lucky” would be miałem szczęście if a male is speaking or miałam szczęście if it’s a female speaking.
Eric: There is also a common phrase…
Marzena: mieć szczęście w, meaning “to be lucky with.”
Eric: For example, you can say…
Marzena: Mam szczęście w loteriach.
Eric: “I'm lucky with lotteries”
Marzena: Mieć szczęście w miłości
Eric: “to be lucky in love”
Marzena: Kto nie ma szczęścia w kartach, ma szczęście w miłości.
Eric: “Who is unlucky in cards is lucky in love.” Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use big numbers in context. Knowing big numbers in a foreign language is as important as knowing the smaller numbers. You will need them, especially when you’re talking about prices or giving the year. Also all kinds of statistics make use of big numbers.
Marzena: In Polish, big numbers are made up of two parts- the smaller number, for example pięć meaning “five” or siedem meaning “seven,” and the ending - set, which means “hundred.”
Eric: The only special ones, which you will have to memorize, are...
Marzena: sto meaning “one hundred” and dwieście, “two hundred.”
Eric: Also “three hundred” and “four hundred” have different endings than the rest of the numerals.
Marzena: Right. And that’s -sta.
Eric: Ok, let’s count in Polish from 100 to 900. Marzena will say the Polish, and I’ll give the English translation.
Marzena: Let’s get started. sto
Eric: 100
Marzena: dwieście
Eric: 200
Marzena: trzysta
Eric: 300
Marzena: czterysta
Eric: 400
Marzena: pięćset
Eric: 500
Marzena: sześćset
Eric: 600
Marzena: siedemset
Eric: 700
Marzena: osiemset
Eric: 800
Marzena: dziewięćset
Eric: 900. The next set of numbers is the thousands.
Marzena: It gets even easier here, because you just add one of the two forms of the word tysiąc, meaning ”thousand.” For two, three and four thousands please add tysiące and for other numbers, tysięcy
Eric: Ok, let’s count in Polish from 1000 to 9000.
Marzena: Sure. tysiąc
Eric: 1000
Marzena: dwa tysiące
Eric: 2000
Marzena: trzy tysiące
Eric: 3000
Marzena: cztery tysiące
Eric: 4000
Marzena: pięć tysięcy
Eric: 5000
Marzena: sześć tysięcy
Eric: 6000
Marzena: siedem tysięcy
Eric: 7000
Marzena: osiem tysięcy
Eric: 8000
Marzena: dziewięć tysięcy
Eric: 9000
Eric: Ok, to sum up this lesson, let's give some examples with numbers.
Marzena: Sure. trzysta trzydzieści cztery
Eric: 334
Marzena: trzy tysiące czterysta
Eric: 3,400
Marzena: pięćset dwadzieścia
Eric: 520
Marzena: dziewięć tysięcy sto
Eric: 9100
Marzena: Średnia pensja w Polsce to około 3.000 złotych.
Eric: “The average salary in Poland is around 3,000 zlotych.

Outro

Eric: 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Is there in your country a lottery similar to the Polish LOTTO?

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Tuesday at 05:08 PM
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Cześć Heather,


Życzymy Ci dużo szczęścia!-Może wygrasz w Power Ball! 😎👍


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Hanna

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Heather Cameron
Thursday at 01:05 PM
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Tak, tutaj mam lotteria nazywa Power Ball. Chce wygrac.

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Friday at 03:15 PM
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Hi Andy,


Well done. You did really good job with learning polish! :thumbsup:

Let me correct small mistakes: Ale nigdy nie grałem na loterii.

Word grać is infinitive, in your sentence you should use verb in past form and masculine gender - which will be "grałem".


W Japonii istnieje loteriA - small mistake with grammatical cases.

To się nazywa Takarakuji - More natural will sound just ''Nazywa się Takarakuji"


It might be confused but feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Keep learning with us!


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Andy
Wednesday at 02:00 AM
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Tak. w Ameryce mamz Powerball.

Yes, in America we have the Powerball.


Ale nigdy nie grać na loterii.

But I never pay the loterry.


W Japonii istnieje loterii.

We have a lottery in Japan too.


To się nazywa Takarakuji.

It's called the Takarakuji.