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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Polish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
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 an unusual thing found at a local market. Maciek finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Marzena: Ale czad!
Eric: Meaning - "How cool!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Ale czad!
(clicking sound)
Ola: A to co?
Kasia: Yyy... Powiedz, że tego nie kupiłeś...
Ula: Toż to klasyk!
Tomek: Też chcę!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Maciek: Ale czad!
Eric: "How cool!"
(clicking sound)
Ola: A to co?
Eric: "What is that?"
Kasia: Yyy... Powiedz, że tego nie kupiłeś...
Eric: "Um... Please say that you didn't buy this."
Ula: Toż to klasyk!
Eric: "Wow, that is a classic one!"
Tomek: Też chcę!
Eric: "I want one too!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Maciek's post.
Marzena: Ale czad!
Eric: "How cool!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Ale czad! (Regular) Ale czad!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "what a."
Marzena: ale
Eric: This is usually a conjunction, but at the beginning of a sentence it means "what a". It shows the amazement of the speaker. Listen again- "what a" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) ale (REGULAR) ale
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "power."
Marzena: czad
Eric: Young people love to use this phrase. Its other meaning is "carbon monoxide" but most people use it to say that something is cool. Listen again- "power" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) czad (REGULAR) czad
Eric: All together, "How cool!"
Marzena: Ale czad!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Maciek's friends leave some comments.
Eric: His neighbor, Ola, uses an expression meaning - "What is that?"
Marzena: (SLOW) A to co? (REGULAR) A to co?
[Pause]
Marzena: A to co?
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re interested.
Eric: His wife, Kasia, uses an expression meaning - "Um... Please say that you didn't buy this."
Marzena: (SLOW) Yyy... Powiedz, że tego nie kupiłeś... (REGULAR) Yyy... Powiedz, że tego nie kupiłeś...
[Pause]
Marzena: Yyy... Powiedz, że tego nie kupiłeś...
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling incredulous.
Eric: His high school friend, Ula, uses an expression meaning - "Wow, that is a classic one!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Toż to klasyk! (REGULAR) Toż to klasyk!
[Pause]
Marzena: Toż to klasyk!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling optimistic.
Eric: His college friend, Tomek, uses an expression meaning - "I want one too!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Też chcę! (REGULAR) Też chcę!
[Pause]
Marzena: Też chcę!
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling frivolous.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market, 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 an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?