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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Polish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 11 - Changing Your Relationship Status.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Marzena: And I'm Marzena.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Polish about being in a relationship. Maciek changes his status to "In a relationship", posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Marzena: Moja druga połówka...
Eric: Meaning - "My other half..." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Moja druga połówka...
(clicking sound)
Ania: Gratulacje!
Ula: Nareszcie!
Ola: Super.
Tomek: Łał!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Moja druga połówka...
Eric: "My other half..."
(clicking sound)
Ania: Gratulacje!
Eric: "Congratulations!"
Ula: Nareszcie!
Eric: "It's high time!"
Ola: Super.
Eric: "Super."
Tomek: Łał!
Eric: "Wow!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Maciek's post.
Marzena: Moja druga połówka...
Eric: "My other half..."
Marzena: (SLOW) Moja druga połówka... (Regular) Moja druga połówka...
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "my."
Marzena: moja
Eric: This "mine" is used only when referring to a feminine noun. For the masculine and neuter nouns, you would have to change the ending. Listen again- "my" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) moja (REGULAR) moja
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "second half."
Marzena: druga połówka
Eric: One can use the "Second half" to refer to the loved one or, to put it simpler, to "the other half". Listen again- "second half" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) druga połówka (REGULAR) druga połówka
Eric: All together, "My other half..."
Marzena: Moja druga połówka...
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Maciek's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Kasia's high school friend, Ania, uses an expression meaning - "Congratulations!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Gratulacje! (REGULAR) Gratulacje!
[Pause]
Marzena: Gratulacje!
Eric: Use this expression to be warm-hearted.
Eric: His high school friend, Ula, uses an expression meaning - "It's high time!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Nareszcie! (REGULAR) Nareszcie!
[Pause]
Marzena: Nareszcie!
Eric: Use this expression to be silly.
Eric: His neighbor, Ola, uses an expression meaning - "Super."
Marzena: (SLOW) Super. (REGULAR) Super.
[Pause]
Marzena: Super.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.
Eric: His college friend, Tomek, uses an expression meaning - "Wow!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Łał! (REGULAR) Łał!
[Pause]
Marzena: Łał!
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling surprised.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being in a relationship, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Marzena: Cześć!

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If a friend posted something about being in a relationship which phrase would you use?