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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Polish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 15 - At a Family Reunion.
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 a family gathering. Maciek goes to a family gathering, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Marzena: Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: Meaning - "I'm going to explode... There is nothing like grandma's pierogies." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
(clicking sound)
Ola: Wyglądają przepysznie.
Ania: Nareszcie trochę przytyjesz!
Tomek: A gdzie to tak ładnie?
Franek: Pójdzie w brzuszek.
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: "I'm going to explode... There is nothing like grandma's pierogies."
(clicking sound)
Ola: Wyglądają przepysznie.
Eric: "They look delicious..."
Ania: Nareszcie trochę przytyjesz!
Eric: "Finally you will gain some weight!"
Tomek: A gdzie to tak ładnie?
Eric: "Where is it? So nice."
Franek: Pójdzie w brzuszek.
Eric: "You will get a belly!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Maciek's post.
Marzena: Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: "I'm going to explode... There is nothing like grandma's pierogies."
Marzena: (SLOW) Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci... (Regular) Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I'm going to explode...."
Marzena: Pękam...
Eric: This single verb literally means "to explode, to burst, to spring." However, you can use like it’s used here, meaning "to overeat." Listen again- "I'm going to explode..." is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Pękam... (REGULAR) Pękam...
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "There is nothing like grandma's pierogies"
Marzena: Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: Polish people love pierogies. There are probably more than 100 kinds of this food. Also, everyone knows that it is grandma's pierogies that are the best of all. Listen again- "There is nothing like grandma's pierogies." is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Nie ma to jak pierogi babci... (REGULAR) Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
Eric: All together, "I'm going explode... There is nothing like grandma's pierogies."
Marzena: Pękam... Nie ma to jak pierogi babci...
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Maciek's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Ola, uses an expression meaning - "They look delicious..."
Marzena: (SLOW) Wyglądają przepysznie.
(REGULAR) Wyglądają przepysznie.
[Pause]
Marzena: Wyglądają przepysznie.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Kasia's high school friend, Ania, uses an expression meaning - "Finally you will gain some weight!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Nareszcie trochę przytyjesz! (REGULAR) Nareszcie trochę przytyjesz!
[Pause]
Marzena: Nareszcie trochę przytyjesz!
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His college friend, Tomek, uses an expression meaning - "Where is it? So nice."
Marzena: (SLOW) A gdzie to tak ładnie? (REGULAR) A gdzie to tak ładnie?
[Pause]
Marzena: A gdzie to tak ładnie?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling jealous.
Eric: Kasia's nephew, Franek, uses an expression meaning - "You will get a belly!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Pójdzie w brzuszek. (REGULAR) Pójdzie w brzuszek.
[Pause]
Marzena: Pójdzie w brzuszek.
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling cynical.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about a family gathering, 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 a family gathering which phrase would you use?