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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.
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Lesson focus

In Polish, the most universal greeting, which stands for both "Good morning" and "Good afternoon," is Dzień dobry.
The first word, Dzień, means "day." Dobry, which in Polish is "good," follows Dzień.
Dzień dobry is appropriate in both formal and informal situations.
Please remember about the word order in the phrase Dzień dobry.
In the evening, Poles say Dobry wieczór, which means "Good evening."
Let's hear it one more time: Dobry wieczór.
As we mentioned before, dobry stands for "good." Wieczór means "evening."
Dobry wieczór is reserved for formal situations.
The most popular greeting among friends is Cześć, which in English means "Hello."


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.
"Good morning." - Dzień dobry.
Dzień dobry.
Dzień dobry.
"Good evening." - Dobry wieczór.
Dobry wieczór.
Dobry wieczór.
"Hello." - Cześć.
"Welcome." - Witaj.
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