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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 long have you been studying Polish?” In Polish this is
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego?
Betsey: The first word in the question is
Joanna: jak
Betsey: meaning “how” in English.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jak
Betsey: Listen again and repeat.
Joanna: jak
{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: długo
Betsey: meaning “long”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) długo
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: długo
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jak długo
{pause}
And after that
Joanna: uczysz
Betsey: meaning “you learn”.
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) uczysz
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: uczysz
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jak długo uczysz
{pause}
And after that
Joanna: się
Betsey: meaning “oneself.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) się
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: się
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Joanna: jak długo uczysz się
{pause}
And next
Joanna: polskiego
Betsey: meaning “Polish.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) polskiego
Betsey: Now repeat.
Joanna: polskiego
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Joanna: jak długo uczysz się polskiego
{pause}
Betsey: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question How long have you been studying Polish??
Joanna: Jeden miesiąc.
Betsey: "For 1 month”.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Joanna: (Slow) Jeden miesiąc.
{pause}
Betsey: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Joanna: jeden
Betsey: meaning “one.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) jeden
Betsey: Now repeat
Joanna: jeden
{Pause}
Betsey: And after that
Joanna: miesiąc
Betsey: meaning “a month.”
Joanna: (Slow, by syllable) miesiąc
Betsey:Now repeat.
Joanna: miesiąc
{Pause}
Betsey: Listen to the speaker say, “For 1 month.”, and then repeat.
Joanna: Jeden miesiąc.
{pause}
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace 1 month with one year.
Joanna: jeden rok
Betsey: one year
Joanna: (slow) jeden rok (regular) jeden rok
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one year
Joanna: jeden rok
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 1 month. Say For one year.
{pause}
Joanna: jeden rok
Betsey: To expand on the pattern, replace “one year” with “two years.”
Joanna: dwa lata
Betsey: two years
Joanna: (slow) dwa lata (regular) dwa lata
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “two years”
Joanna: dwa lata
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “one year.” Say “For two years.”
{pause}
Joanna: dwa lata
Betsey: To use a different phrase, replace “two years” with “half a year.”
Joanna: pół roku
Betsey: half a year
Joanna: (slow) pół roku (regular) pół roku
Betsey: Listen to the phrase again, this time with half a year
Joanna: pół roku
Betsey: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “two years.” Say “For half a year.”
{pause}
Joanna: pół roku
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Poland and someone asks you how long you have been studying Polish. You have been studying it for 1 month. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego? (five seconds) Jeden miesiąc.
Betsey: Imagine you've been studying it for one year Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego? (five seconds) jeden rok
Betsey: Imagine you've been studying it for two years. . Answer the speaker's question.
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego? (five seconds) dwa lata
Betsey: Imagine you've been studying it for half a year. Respond to the question.
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego? (five seconds) pół roku
Betsey: Now you want to ask someone how long -they- have been studying Polish. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Joanna: Jak długo uczysz się polskiego?
{pause}

Outro

Betsey: This is the end of Lesson 6

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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
Friday at 09:52 PM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Musisz uważać na odmianę rzeczownika przez przypadki.

Twoje zdania powinny kończyć się słowami: (jak) Francuzi, Niemcy, Anglicy, Hiszpanie.


I hope it helps!

Jeśli masz pytania, napisz.


Hanna

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Anirudh
Friday at 02:58 AM
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Dzień Dobry ? ,

Jestem bardzo szczęśliwy za odpowiedż ??

Czy te zdania brzymi dobrze ? ?

Chcę mówić biegle po francusku jak Francuzemi. (I want to speak French like french people)

Chcę mówić biegle po niemiecku jak Niemcami. ( I want to speak German like Germans)

Chcę mówić biegle po angielsku jak Anglikami. (I want to speak English like English people)

Chcę mówić biegle po hiszpańsku jak Hiszpankami. (I want to speak Spanish like Spaniards)

Dziękuję Bardzo za pomoc ?

PolishPod101.com Verified
Saturday at 03:21 AM
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Cześć Anirudh,


Dzięki za komentarz!


I will answer you in druga osoba liczby pojedynczej:

Uczysz się polskiego od jednego miesiąca

Chcesz mówić biegle po polsku jak Polacy !


Powodzenia Anirudh! :)

Hanna

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Anirudh
Thursday at 06:53 PM
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Dzien Dobry.

Uczę się polskiego od jeden miesiąc .

Chcę mówić biegle po polsku jak Polacy !


(Are the above sentences correct ?)


Dziękuję i do zobaczenia.

Dave
Monday at 11:48 PM
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Antoinette,


Where did you learn that oneself is not an English word? I think you are mistaken.


Here is the definition from the Oxford English Dictionary:


https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/oneself

antoinette
Sunday at 06:30 AM
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oneself is not a word in English, the correct way to write this is one's self