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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Polish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 22 - At a Birthday Party.
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 birthday greetings. Kasia goes to her birthday party, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Marzena: Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: Meaning - "What a surprise! Thank you so much, you are wonderful!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Kasia: Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
(clicking sound)
Ola: Wszystkiego Naj .
Ania: Latek przybywa.
Maciek: Najlepszego kochanie.
Tomek: Spóźnione 100 lat!
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Kasia: Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: "What a surprise! Thank you so much, you are wonderful!"
(clicking sound)
Ola: Wszystkiego Naj .
Eric: "Best wishes."
Ania: Latek przybywa.
Eric: "More and more years."
Maciek: Najlepszego kochanie.
Eric: "All the best baby."
Tomek: Spóźnione 100 lat!
Eric: "Happy Belated Birthday!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Kasia's post.
Marzena: Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: "What a surprise! Thank you so much, you are wonderful!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali! (Regular) Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "What a surprise!"
Marzena: Co za niespodzianka!
Eric: This phrase is used to express amazement and excitement. It also shows some gratitude. Listen again- "What a surprise!" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Co za niespodzianka! (REGULAR) Co za niespodzianka!
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "Thank you, you are wonderful!"
Marzena: Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: This is a great way to show your gratitude for something. You can use it when referring to a group of people but not to a single person. Listen again- "Thank you, you are wonderful!" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali! (REGULAR) Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
Eric: All together, "What a surprise! Thank you so much, you are wonderful!"
Marzena: Co za niespodzianka! Dziękuję, jesteście wspaniali!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Kasia's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her neighbor, Ola, uses an expression meaning - "Best wishes."
Marzena: (SLOW) Wszystkiego Naj . (REGULAR) Wszystkiego Naj .
[Pause]
Marzena: Wszystkiego Naj .
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her high school friend, Ania, uses an expression meaning - "More and more years."
Marzena: (SLOW) Latek przybywa. (REGULAR) Latek przybywa.
[Pause]
Marzena: Latek przybywa.
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her husband, Maciek, uses an expression meaning - "All the best baby."
Marzena: (SLOW) Najlepszego kochanie. (REGULAR) Najlepszego kochanie.
[Pause]
Marzena: Najlepszego kochanie.
Eric: Use this expression to show you’re feeling happy.
Eric: Her college friend, Tomek, uses an expression meaning - “Happy Belated Birthday!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Spóźnione 100 lat! (REGULAR) Spóźnione 100 lat!
[Pause]
Marzena: Spóźnione 100 lat!
Eric: Use this expression if you are late to wish someone happy birthday.

Outro

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