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Hello and welcome to Polish Survival Phrases brought to you by PolishPod101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Poland. You will be surprised at how far a little Polish will go.
Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by PolishPod101.com and there, you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.

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Now let's go over how to answer the question "How many people in your party?" in Polish.
In Polish, you would respond by giving the waiter or waitress the number of people you're with.
So for example, let's say there are three of you.
In Polish, this would be trzy. Now we're going to review some numbers in Polish in case your party happens to be bigger.
The numbers one through five are jeden, dwa, trzy, cztery, and pięć. If there are four of you, you will simply say the number "four" (Cztery).
However, the nouns in Polish have genders, so the forms of jeden ("one") and dwa ("two") change depending on the gender of the noun they refer to. Since the gender of osoba ("person") is feminine, the numbers jeden and dwa will become jedna and dwie.
Therefore, if there are two of you, your response will be dwie ("two").
If you are by yourself, the proper answer to the question would be Tylko ja.
In English, this means "Just me."
The first word, tylko, means "just" or "only."
The second word, ja, means "I."


Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for shouting it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so powodzenia, which means “good luck” in Polish.
"How many people in your party?" - Ile osób?
Ile osób?
Ile osób?
"We're three." - Trzy.
"We're two." - Dwie.
"Just me." - Tylko ja.
Tylko ja.
Tylko ja.
All right, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by PolishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.