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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to PolishPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner Season 1, Lesson 4 - What Do You Do in Your Free Time in Poland? Eric here.
Marzena: Cześć. I'm Marzena.
Eric: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about hobbies. The conversation takes place in an apartment building.
Marzena: It's between Kasia and Felipe.
Eric: The speakers are co-workers, so they’ll be using informal Polish. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Kasia: Masz jakieś hobby?
Felipe: Tak. Lubię bieganie.
Kasia: O! Ja też! I bardzo lubię pływać.
Felipe: Naprawdę? Ja też!
Kasia: Pływam codziennie przed pracą. Przyłączysz się?
Felipe: Jasne.
Eric: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Kasia: Masz jakieś hobby?
Felipe: Tak. Lubię bieganie.
Kasia: O! Ja też! I bardzo lubię pływać.
Felipe: Naprawdę? Ja też!
Kasia: Pływam codziennie przed pracą. Przyłączysz się?
Felipe: Jasne.
Eric: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Kasia: Do you have any hobbies?
Felipe: Yes, I like running.
Kasia: Oh, me too. I really like swimming as well.
Felipe: Really? Me too!
Kasia: I swim everyday before work. Will you join me?
Felipe: Sure.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: Marzena, what are the most popular sports in Poland?
Marzena: According to a recent survey, the most popular sports to watch on TV are football, volleyball, ski jumping, MMA or Mixed Martial Arts, and Formula 1.
Eric: Why is ski jumping so popular, Marzena?
Marzena: Mostly, it’s because of the success of Adam Małysz, who has won medals at several Olympics and world championships.
Eric: Are there other sports in which Polish teams stand out?
Marzena: Yes, for example, volleyball. The most recognizable Polish volleyball player is currently Bartosz Kurek.
Eric: you also mentioned MMA...
Marzena: Yes, even though it’s pretty new, MMA has gotten a lot of attention recently thanks to Mariusz Pudzianowski, who took out the title of World’s Strongest Man several years in a row before switching to MMA.
Eric: Listeners, in the lesson notes you’ll find more information about Polish sporting achievements, so be sure to have a look! Now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is..
Marzena: jakiś [natural native speed]
Eric: some, any
Marzena: jakiś[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: jakiś [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: hobby [natural native speed]
Eric: hobby
Marzena: hobby[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: hobby [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: lubić [natural native speed]
Eric: to like
Marzena: lubić[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: lubić [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: bieganie [natural native speed]
Eric: running
Marzena: bieganie[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: bieganie [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: bardzo [natural native speed]
Eric: very (much)
Marzena: bardzo[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: bardzo [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: pływać [natural native speed]
Eric: to swim
Marzena: pływać[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: pływać [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: przed [natural native speed]
Eric: before
Marzena: przed[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: przed [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: praca [natural native speed]
Eric: work, job
Marzena: praca[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: praca [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Marzena: przyłączyć się [natural native speed]
Eric: to join
Marzena: przyłączyć się[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: przyłączyć się [natural native speed]
Eric: And last we have..
Marzena: jasne [natural native speed]
Eric: sure
Marzena: jasne[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Marzena: jasne [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: jakiś
Eric: meaning "some," but it can also stand for the English "any" when asking questions, so whether it's a statement or a question, the Polish doesn’t change.
Marzena: Jakiś is the masculine form. The other forms are jakaś for the feminine and jakieś for the neuter.
Eric: The form we use depends on the form of the noun. So if the noun is masculine, then we need to use the masculine form. Marzena, please give us some examples.
Marzena: For example, if you want to say “some car,” you have to use jakiś, because the noun "car," which in Polish is samochód, is a masculine noun - jakiś samochód. The noun torebka meaning "handbag" is feminine, so it would be jakaś torebka.
Eric: Can you give us an example in a sentence?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say.. Jakiś samochód stoi przed domem.
Eric: ..which means "There's some car in front of the house." Okay, what's the next word?
Marzena: przyłączyć się
Eric: meaning "to join."
Marzena: We use this verb when we talk about joining another person or a group of people, or participating in some activity done by one or more people. It's usually used as a question.
Eric: For example, what can we say if we want someone to join us?
Marzena: [clearly pronounced] przyłączysz się?
Eric: It literally means “will you join?” But before using this phrase, you have to say what it is that you're doing or going to do, right?
Marzena: That’s right.
Eric: On the other hand, if you want to ask someone else if you can join them, what can you say?
Marzena: Let’s say your friend said Idę jutro na zakupy.
Eric: meaning “I'm going shopping tomorrow.”
Marzena: If you want to join, you have to say mogę się przyłączyć?
Eric: Meaning "can I join you?" Okay, what's the next word?
Marzena: jasne
Eric: meaning "sure."
Marzena: The Polish word is used exactly the same way as we use "sure" in English. Whenever you agree to do something, fulfill a request, or accept an invitation, you can use jasne.
Eric: But try to just use it with friends. It's a pretty casual way of expressing your agreement, so it’s best to avoid it in formal situations.
Marzena: Jasne is also an adjective that means "bright." It's in neuter form. The other two forms are jasny which is masculine, and jasna, which is feminine.
Eric: Can you give us an example sentence using this word?
Marzena: Sure. For example, you can say.. Jasne! Pomogę ci!
Eric: .. which means "Sure! I'll help you!" Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about hobbies.
Marzena: We will talk about the verb lubić
Eric: meaning “to like.”
Marzena: In the dialogue we heard Felipe saying Lubię bieganie,
Eric: which means “I like running.”
Marzena: When talking about an activity you like to do, or an object or person you like, use the verb lubić.
Eric: It’s very simple to use, but there are a few important points to keep in mind. If it’s followed by another verb, that has to be in the infinitive form. And if it’s followed by a noun or pronoun, they have to be in the accusative form. Ok, now let’s go through the conjugation of this verb. As usual, Marzena will say the Polish form and I will give the translation.
Marzena: ja lubi-ę
Eric: “I like”
Marzena: ty lub-isz
Eric: “you like”
Marzena: on lubi-Ø
Eric: “he likes”
Marzena: my lub-imy
Eric: “we like”
Marzena: wy lub-icie
Eric: “you like” plural
Marzena: oni lubi-ą
Eric: “they like.” Now that we know the conjugation, let’s see a few examples.
Marzena: Gosia lubi pływanie.
Eric: “Gosia likes swimming.”
Marzena: Moja mama lubi malarstwo.
Eric: “My mom likes painting.”
Marzena: Lubię fotografię.
Eric: “I like photography.” Can you give us some other nouns referring to hobbies? Let’s hear both the nominative and the accusative cases. For example, let’s take “volleyball.”
Marzena: The nominative is siatkówka and the accusative is siatkówkę
Eric: “fishing”?
Marzena: In both cases is wędkarstwo
Eric: “football”?
Marzena: The nominative is piłka nożna and the accusative is piłkę nożną.
Eric: Listeners, you’ll find a complete list in the lesson notes. Now let’s see an example with a verb.
Marzena: Ona lubi czytać książki i pływać.
Eric: meaning "She likes reading books and swimming." In some cases, we can change the verb into a noun in a process called nominalization.
Marzena: It’s simple, you just have to change the -ć in the dictionary form of the verb into the ending -nie.
Eric: Let’s give a couple of examples. How about “to run”, and “running”?
Marzena: The verb is biegać and the noun is bieganie
Eric: How about “to cook” and “cooking”?
Marzena: The verb is gotować and the noun is gotowanie.
Eric: “To listen to music” and “listening to music”?
Marzena: The phrase using the verb is słuchać muzyki and the phrase using the noun is słuchanie muzyki
These nouns are often used in the sentence pattern starting with Moje hobby to…
Eric: meaning “My hobby is..”
Marzena: For example, Moje hobby to pływanie.
Eric: “My hobby is swimming.”
Marzena: Moje hobby to czytanie książek.
Eric: “My hobby is reading books.”

Outro

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

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Masz jakieś hobby?  Do you have any hobbies?

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Friday at 08:27 PM
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Hi Mikolaj ,


Great job!

It would be even better with "to", instead of "jest", and Xbox in Instrumental form.

Moje hobby to CrossFit i granie na Xboxie..


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Hanna

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Mikolaj
Sunday at 07:49 PM
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Tak, moje hobby jest CrossFit i granie na Xbox.

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Thursday at 05:20 PM
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Hi Andry,


Good job!

Moje hobby to rysowanie i gry komputerowe.

Could you understand that? :smile:


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Karolina

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Andy
Monday at 04:14 PM
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Tak, moje hobby to czytanie książek i ćwiczenie.

Yes, my hobbies are reading books and exercising.