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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

We hope that in today's lesson we will introduce you to some phrases that you won't have to use. While the threat of physical violence is not prevalent, when traveling in Poland you should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but you can also use it in the unfortunate event that you or someone around you is in the need of immediate assistance. Today, we will learn how to call for help.
Even if everyone wishes nothing bad or dangerous happens while on holiday in Poland, it's better if you know some important useful phrases to use in case of emergency.
In Polish, "Help!" is Pomocy!
There is another way to call for help, and it's Na pomoc! This phrase also means, "Help!"
If you need to call the police, shout Policja!
The phone number for the police in Poland is 997. You can easily call it from a public phone or a cell phone. Make sure that in an emergency you know how to ask for a public phone.


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.
"Help!" - Pomocy!
"Help!" - Na pomoc!
Na pomoc!
Na pomoc!
"Police!" - Policja!
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.