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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 What's the weather like in Warsaw? In Polish this is
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie?
Betsey: The first word in the question is
Joanna: jaka
Betsey: meaning what in English.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jaka
Betsey: Listen again and repeat.
Joanna: jaka
{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: jest
Betsey: meaning it is.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jest
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: jest
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jaka jest
{pause}
And next
Joanna: pogoda
Betsey: meaning weather.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) pogoda
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: pogoda
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jaka jest pogoda
{pause}
And after that
Joanna: w
Betsey: meaning in.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) w
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: w
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jaka jest pogoda w
{pause}
And after that
Joanna: Warszawie
Betsey: which is Warsaw.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) Warszawie
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: Warszawie
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Joanna: jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie
{pause}
Betsey: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's the weather like in Warsaw??
Joanna: Jest słonecznie.
Betsey: "It's sunny.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Joanna: (Slow) Jest słonecznie.
{pause}
Betsey: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Joanna: jest
Betsey: means it is.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jest
Betsey: Now repeat
Joanna: jest
{Pause}
Betsey: And after that
Joanna: słonecznie
meaning sunny.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) słonecznie
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: słonecznie
{Pause}
Betsey: Listen to the speaker say, It's sunny., and then repeat.
Joanna: Jest słonecznie.
{pause}
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace sunny with cloudy.
Joanna: pochmurnie
Betsey: cloudy
Joanna: (slow) pochmurnie (regular) pochmurnie
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with cloudy
Joanna: Jest pochmurnie.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sunny. Say It's cloudy.
{pause}
Joanna: Jest pochmurnie.
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace cloudy with windy.
Joanna: wietrznie
Betsey: windy
Joanna: (slow) wietrznie (regular) wietrznie
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with windy
Joanna: Jest wietrznie.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace cloudy with windy. Say It's windy.
{pause}
Joanna: Jest wietrznie.
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace windy with warm.
Joanna: ciepło
Betsey: warm
Joanna: (slow) ciepło (regular) ciepło
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with warm
Joanna: Jest ciepło.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace windy with warm. Say It's warm.
{pause}
Joanna: Jest ciepło.
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Poland and someone asks you What's the weather like in Warsaw?. You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie? (five seconds) Jest słonecznie.
Betsey: Now you want to say it's cloudy Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie? (five seconds) Jest pochmurnie.
Betsey: You want to say it's windy. . Answer the speaker's question.
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie? (five seconds) Jest wietrznie.
Betsey: You want to say it's warm. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie? (five seconds) Jest ciepło.
Betsey: You want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Joanna: Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie?

Outro

Betsey: This is the end of Lesson 20

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Hi Kuen-Wah Cheung


Thank you for your message. Actually that is correct. When you have two "w" in colloquial speech it can come out a merged "ww" . Then the sounds is simply a little bit longer. You can also say it with a pause "w ... Warszawie" and it will not be a mistake too.


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Kuen-Wah Cheung
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In terms of pronouncing 'Jaka jest pogoda w Warszawie?' it sounds from the audio as if 'w' and the first syllable of 'Warszawie' are merged to form a single syllable. Is that right?