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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 Have you been to Warsaw? In Polish this is
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie?
Betsey: The first word in the question is
Joanna: czy
Betsey: which is a question marker.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) czy
Betsey: Listen again and repeat.
Joanna: czy
{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: byłeś
Betsey: meaning you were.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) byłeś
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: byłeś
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: czy byłeś
{pause}
Next is
Joanna: w
Betsey: meaning in.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) w
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: w
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: czy byłeś 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: czy byłeś 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 Have you been to Warsaw??
Joanna: Tak, byłem dwa razy.
Betsey: "Yes, I've been twice.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Joanna: (Slow) Tak, byłem dwa razy.
{pause}
To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
Joanna: Nie byłem.
Betsey: Which is like saying I haven't been, in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Joanna: (Slowly) Nie byłem.
Betsey: And one more time at normal speed:
Joanna: Nie byłem.
Betsey: Let's break down the original response from the beginning. The first word:
Joanna: tak
Betsey: means yes.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) tak
Betsey: Now repeat
Joanna: tak
{Pause}
Betsey: And after that
Joanna: byłem
meaning I was.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) byłem
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: byłem
{Pause}
Betsey: And next
Joanna: dwa
meaning two.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) dwa
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: dwa
{Pause}
Betsey: And after that
Joanna: razy
meaning times.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) razy
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: razy
{Pause}
Betsey: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I've been twice., and then repeat.
Joanna: Tak, byłem dwa razy.
{pause}
Betsey: To make another phrase, replace twice with once.
Joanna: raz
Betsey: once
Joanna: (slow) raz (regular) raz
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with once
Joanna: Tak, byłem raz.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twice. Say Yes, I've been once.
{pause}
Joanna: Tak, byłem raz.
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace once with three times.
Joanna: trzy razy
Betsey: three times
Joanna: (slow) trzy razy (regular) trzy razy
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with three times
Joanna: Tak, byłem trzy razy.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace once with three times. Say Yes, I've been three times.
{pause}
Joanna: Tak, byłem trzy razy.
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace three times with several times.
Joanna: kilkakrotnie
Betsey: several times
Joanna: (slow) kilkakrotnie (regular) kilkakrotnie
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with several times
Joanna: Tak, byłem kilkakrotnie.
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace three times with several times. Say Yes, I've been several times.
{pause}
Joanna: Tak, byłem kilkakrotnie.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Poland and someone asks you Have you been to Warsaw?. You want to answer Yes, I've been twice.. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie? (five seconds) Tak, byłem dwa razy.
Betsey: Now you want to say Yes, I've been once.. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie? (five seconds) Tak, byłem raz.
Betsey: You want to say Yes, I've been three times.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie? (five seconds) Tak, byłem trzy razy.
Betsey: You want to answer Yes, I've been several times.. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie? (five seconds) Tak, byłem kilkakrotnie.
Betsey: You want to ask someone if they have been to [place]. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Joanna: Czy byłeś w Warszawie?
Betsey: This is the end of Lesson 24

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Hi Anirudh,


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Anirudh
Thursday at 4:00 pm
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Witam ,

Napisałem wiele komentarz na Polishpod101.com

Czy jestem denerwujący ??

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Saturday at 5:03 am
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Cześć Anirudh,


Proszę bardzo!


W razie pytań, zostaw nam komentarz.


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Anirudh
Friday at 12:24 pm
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Dziękuję bardzo !

PolishPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 4:55 am
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Dzień Dobry Anirudh,


Oto poprawne zdania:

Tak, chcę odwiedzić Europę, na konkretnie (chcę pojechać do), Niemiec, Francji, Hiszpanii, Anglii, Włoch, Holandii, Portugalii i Polski.

Szczególnie chcę mieszkać w Polsce !

Obecnie mieszkam w Indiach.


You can find the verb conjugations for the present and past forms of “odwiedzić” here https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/odwiedzi%C4%87

Please, take a look at the first table, "czas przyszły prosty", and "czas przeszły".


Pozdrawiam,

Hanna

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Anirudh
Sunday at 12:11 am
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Dzien Dobry Pani Hanna .


Czy zdany sa poprawne ? (Are the following sentences correct)

Tak, chcę odwiedzić Europy, na konkretnie, Niemiec, Francji, Hiszpanii, Anglii, Włoch, Holandii, Portugalii i Polski.

Szczególnie chcę mieszkać w Polsce !

Obecnie mieszkam w Indii.


May I also know the verb conjugations for the present and past forms of the verb "odwiedzić" ?


Dziękuję Serdecznie .

PolishPod101.comVerified
Saturday at 2:51 am
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Witaj Anirudh,


Tak, Twoje zdanie jest poprawne.

Czy planujesz odwiedzić Warszawę?


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Hanna

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Anirudh
Friday at 5:27 am
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Dzien dobry ,


Is the following sentence correct ?

Nigdy nie byłem w Warszawie .

(I have never been to Warsaw)


Dziękuję bardzo.