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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 Where are you from? In Polish this is
Joanna: Skąd jesteś?
Betsey: The first word in the question is
Joanna: skąd
Betsey: meaning “from where” in English.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) skąd
Betsey: Listen again and repeat.
Joanna: skąd
{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: jesteś
Betsey: meaning “you are”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jesteś
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: jesteś
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Joanna: skąd jesteś
{pause}
Betsey: Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Where are you from?”
Joanna: Jestem ze Stanów Zjednoczonych.
Betsey: "I'm from the U.S.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Joanna: (Slow) Jestem ze Stanów Zjednoczonych.
{pause}
Betsey For countries like the United States, Sweden, Slovakia, and Switzerland we have to use the particle "ze" instead of the particle "z" to mean ‘from.’ For example
Joanna Jestem “ze” Szwecji
Betsey I'm from Sweden.
Betsey: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Joanna: jestem
Betsey: meaning “I am”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jestem
Betsey: Now repeat
Joanna: jestem
{Pause}
Betsey: And after that
Joanna: ze
meaning “from”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) ze
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: ze
{Pause}
Betsey: And next
Joanna: Stanów Zjednoczonych
Betsey: which means “of the United States.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) Stanów Zjednoczonych
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: Stanów Zjednoczonych
{Pause}
Betsey: Listen to the speaker say, I'm from the U.S., and then repeat.
Joanna: Jestem ze Stanów Zjednoczonych.
{pause}
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace “of the U.S.” with “of Japan.”
Joanna: Japonii
Betsey: of Japan
Joanna: (slow) Japonii (regular) Japonii
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “of Japan”
Joanna: Jestem z Japonii.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “of the United States.” Say I'm from Japan
{pause}
Joanna: Jestem z Japonii.
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace “of Japan” with “of Germany.”
Joanna: Niemiec
Betsey: of Germany
Joanna: (slow) Niemiec (regular) Niemiec
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with of Germany
Joanna: Jestem z Niemiec.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “of Japan” with “of Germany.” Say I'm from Germany.
{pause}
Joanna: Jestem z Niemiec.
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace “of Germany” with “of Spain.”
Joanna: Hiszpanii
Betsey: of Spain
Joanna: (slow) Hiszpanii (regular) Hiszpanii
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “of Spain”
Joanna: Jestem z Hiszpanii.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “of Germany” with “of Spain.” Say I'm from Spain
{pause}
Joanna: Jestem z Hiszpanii.
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Poland and someone asks you where you're from. You're from the U.S.. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Skąd jesteś? (five seconds) Jestem ze Stanów Zjednoczonych.
Betsey: Now, imagine you're from Japan Respond to the question.
Joanna: Skąd jesteś? (five seconds) Jestem z Japonii.
Betsey: Now, imagine you're from Germany. . Answer the speaker's question.
Joanna: Skąd jesteś? (five seconds) Jestem z Niemiec.
Betsey: Imagine you're from Spain. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Skąd jesteś? (five seconds) Jestem z Hiszpanii.
Betsey: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Joanna: Skąd jesteś?

Outro

Betsey: This is the end of Lesson 2.

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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.

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Friday at 01:02 AM
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Cześć Pooja,


Thanks for posting.

"The object is moving" may be translated as "Obiekt się porusza",

but of course it depends on the context.


Let us know if you have any questions.


Pozdrawiamy,

Hanna

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Thursday at 04:43 AM
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Dobry wieczór Bart,


Thanks for your answer.

Nice to meet you :)


Cheers,

Hanna

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Bart
Wednesday at 03:39 AM
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Dobry wieczór,


Jestem z Holandii.

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Tuesday at 08:24 PM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Twoje zdania są poprawne gramatycznie, ale nie jest to naturalny sposób.

Lepiej powiedzieć:

Językiem ojczystym w Niemczech (Francji) jest język niemiecki (francuski).


Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hanna


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Anirudh
Saturday at 12:35 AM
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Witaj Pani ,


Dziękuję bardzo za pomoc, Pani ?

Czy zdania są poprawne ?

W Niemczech, mówią ludzie po niemiecku jak językiem ojczystym.

(In Germany, people speak german as their mother tongue.)

We Francji , mówią ludzie po francusku jak językiem ojczystym.

(In France, people speak french as their mother tongue.)

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Wednesday at 04:50 AM
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Dzień dobry Anirudh,


Nam również bardzo miło Cię poznać!

Cieszymy się, że uczysz się polskiego.


Powodzenia!

Hanna,

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Anirudh
Sunday at 07:08 AM
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Dzien Dobry ,


Jestem z Indii. Miło mi pana / panią poznac !

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Tuesday at 11:53 PM
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Cześć Shmuel,


Thanks for your comment!

Good to have you here. :)


Cheers!

Hanna

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Shmuel
Tuesday at 06:10 AM
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Dzień dobry.,


Jestem z Brazylii.