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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Polish Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 24 - At Christmas.
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 Christmas greetings. Kasia celebrates Christmas with her family, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Marzena: Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: Meaning - "I wish you all Merry Christmas!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Kasia: Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
(clicking sound)
Ania: Jak tam karp już przygotowany?
Tomek: A prezenty są?
Bartek: Życzę Wam spokojnych i radosnych świąt.
Ula: Kolacja gotowa?
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Kasia: Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: "I wish you all Merry Christmas!"
(clicking sound)
Ania: Jak tam karp już przygotowany?
Eric: "How is it going? Is the carp ready?"
Tomek: A prezenty są?
Eric: "Any gifts?"
Bartek: Życzę Wam spokojnych i radosnych świąt.
Eric: "I wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas."
Ula: Kolacja gotowa?
Eric: "Is dinner ready?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Kasia's post.
Marzena: Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: "I wish you all Merry Christmas!"
Marzena: (SLOW) Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt! (Regular) Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I wish you all."
Marzena: Życzę Wszystkim
Eric: This phrase can be used when you want to wish something to a group of people. Also the word "you all" should be capitalized to show respect to the reader. Listen again- "I wish you all" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Życzę Wszystkim (REGULAR) Życzę Wszystkim
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "Merry Christmas!"
Marzena: Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: This is a very standard phrase commonly used to wish people a Merry Christmas. However, the second part - "Christmas" - actually means "Holidays" in general. Nevertheless, in this phrase it always means Christmas. Listen again- "Merry Christmas!" is...
Marzena: (SLOW) Wesołych Świąt! (REGULAR) Wesołych Świąt!
Eric: All together, "I wish you all Merry Christmas!"
Marzena: Życzę Wszystkim Wesołych Świąt!
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Kasia's friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her high school friend, Ania, uses an expression meaning - "How is it going? Is the carp ready?"
Marzena: (SLOW) Jak tam karp już przygotowany? (REGULAR) Jak tam karp już przygotowany?
[Pause]
Marzena: Jak tam karp już przygotowany?
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: Her college friend, Tomek, uses an expression meaning - "Any gifts?"
Marzena: (SLOW) A prezenty są? (REGULAR) A prezenty są?
[Pause]
Marzena: A prezenty są?
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: Her supervisor, Bartek, uses an expression meaning - "I wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas."
Marzena: (SLOW) Życzę Wam spokojnych i radosnych świąt. (REGULAR) Życzę Wam spokojnych i radosnych świąt.
[Pause]
Marzena: Życzę Wam spokojnych i radosnych świąt.
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Maciek's high school friend, Ula, uses an expression meaning - "Is dinner ready?"
Marzena: (SLOW) Kolacja gotowa? (REGULAR) Kolacja gotowa?
[Pause]
Marzena: Kolacja gotowa?
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about Christmas 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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