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INTRODUCTION
Betsey: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Polish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Betsey: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “How old are you?” In Polish this is
Joanna: Ile masz lat?
Betsey: The first word in the question is
Joanna: ile
Betsey: meaning “how many” in English.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) ile
Betsey: Listen again and repeat.
Joanna: ile
{Pause}
Betsey: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Joanna: masz
Betsey: meaning “you have.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) masz
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: masz
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: ile masz
{pause}
And next
Joanna: lat
Betsey: meaning “years.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) lat
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: lat
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Joanna: ile masz lat
{pause}
Betsey: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How old are you??
Joanna: Mam osiemnaście lat.
Betsey: "I'm eighteen years old.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Joanna: (Slow) Mam osiemnaście lat.
{pause}
Betsey: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Joanna: mam
Betsey: meaning “I have.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) mam
Betsey: Now repeat
Joanna: mam
{Pause}
Betsey: And next
Joanna: osiemnaście
meaning “eighteen.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) osiemnaście
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: osiemnaście
{Pause}
Betsey: Next is
Joanna: lat
meaning “years”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) lat
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: lat
{Pause}
Betsey: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm eighteen years old.”, and then repeat.
Joanna: Mam osiemnaście lat.
{pause}
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace eighteen with twenty.
Joanna: dwadzieścia
Betsey: twenty
Joanna: (slow) dwadzieścia (regular) dwadzieścia
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia lat.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace eighteen. Say I'm twenty years old.
{pause}
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia lat.
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace twenty with twenty-two.
Joanna: dwadzieścia dwa
Betsey: twenty-two
Joanna: (slow) dwadzieścia dwa (regular) dwadzieścia dwa
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty-two
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia dwa lata.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twenty, and replace the Polish word “lat” with “lata.” Say “I'm twenty-two years old.”
{pause}
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia dwa lata.
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace twenty-two with twenty-five.
Joanna: dwadzieścia pięć
Betsey: twenty-five
Joanna: (slow) dwadzieścia pięć (regular) dwadzieścia pięć
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty-five
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia pięć lat.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twenty-two. Say I'm twenty-five years old.
{pause}
Joanna: Mam dwadzieścia pięć lat.
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Poland and someone asks you how old you are. You are eighteen. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Ile masz lat? (five seconds) Mam osiemnaście lat.
Betsey: Imagine you are twenty Respond to the question.
Joanna: Ile masz lat? (five seconds) Mam dwadzieścia lat.
Betsey: Now imagine you are twenty-two. . Answer the speaker's question.
Joanna: Ile masz lat? (five seconds) Mam dwadzieścia dwa lata.
Betsey: Imagine you're twenty-five. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Ile masz lat? (five seconds) Mam dwadzieścia pięć lat.
Betsey: You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Joanna: Ile masz lat?
{pause}

Outro

Betsey: This is the end of Lesson 11

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below! You can check the question in the lesson.

PolishPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 10:53 PM
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Hello Carlos,


Thank you for studying with us.


Yes, that's right. And you have already noticed the pattern.

1 rok

2, 3,4 lata

5-21 lat

22, 23, 24 lata

25 - 31 lat

.....

100 lat

1000 lat, etc.

So, all numbers which end with 2, 3, or 4 need "lat", while the others are "lata". 1 rok is the exception.


I hope it helps!

Should you have any questions, please let us know.


Sincerely,

Hanna

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Carlos
Tuesday at 01:31 AM
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Dzien dobry!


I realized that when I say my age: "Mam trzydieści dwa lata" I need to say "latA", but when refering to 18, 20 or 25 you just say "lat", without the last "a". When and how is it supposed to be? Is there any rule here?


Dziękuję bardzo


Pozdrawiam,

Carlos

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Saturday at 03:11 AM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Jesteś młody!

To świetnie, bo młody umysł szybko uczy się języka obcego.


Do zobaczenia!

Hanna

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Anirudh
Thursday at 07:32 PM
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Dzien dobry .

Mam dwadzieścia jeden lat.