- Polish ( język polski, polszczyzna) is the official language of Poland. It is the most common Western Slavic language and the second Slavic language, after Russian . Poland ; bordering regions of Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic; along the Belarusian – Lithuanian and Belarusian– Latvian border; Germany, Romania, Israel. See also Polish diaspora.
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The precursor to modern Polish is the Old Polish language.Ultimately, Polish descends from the unattested Proto-Slavic language. Polish was a lingua franca from 1500 to 1700 in Central and parts of Eastern Europe, because of the political, cultural, scientific and military influence of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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There are 9 letters in Polish that English does not have. They look like English letters with marks above or below them. In lower case, the 9 letters are: ą ć ę ł ń ś ó ź ż In upper case, the 9 letters are: Ą Ć Ę Ł Ń Ś Ó Ź Ż There are 3 English letters not used in Polish: q, v, x. There are 7 combinations of 2 letters that are like a single letter ...
Many letters have the same sound in Polish and English, such as "f" "m", and others, but other letters sound different: Polish "w" sounds like an English "v", and Polish "ł" sounds like an English "w". There are also some Polish sounds that do not exist in English and some English sounds that do not exist in Polish. The vowels "ą" and "ę" are nasal...
The Polish language has several dialectsbut they are more similar to one another than most other European languages. There are small differences, but all speakers can understand one another, and non-native speakers often cannot notice the differences.
Grammaris complex, and has features that are unlike English. Like many other languages, Polish has grammatical gender. A table (stół) is masculine, a book (książka) is feminine, and a window (okno) is neuter. Nouns and adjectives and verbs have many endings, depending on their role in a sentence. There are 7 casesthat show the role of a noun in a P...
Dzień dobry (Dz'yehn DOH-brih) - Good morning or Good afternoon Dobry wieczór (DOH-brih v-YETCH-oor) - Good evening' Do widzenia (doh vee-DZEN-yah) - Good bye Cześć! (tsheshch) - Hi, Hello! or Bye Tak (tahk) - Yes (in Polish, long-short answers like Yes, I did are not needed, and Takis enough) Nie (nyeh) - No or Not (in Polish, long-short answers l...
The Polish Wikipedia ( Polish: Polskojęzyczna Wikipedia) is the Polish-language edition of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. Founded on September 26, 2001, it now has more than 1,525,000 articles, making it the 11th-largest Wikipedia edition overall.  It is also the second-largest edition in a Slavic language, after the Russian Wikipedia .
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The distinction between stems of the present tense and stems of the past tense was preserved.Stanisław Rospond, Gramatyka historyczna języka polskiego, PWN, Warszawa-Wrocław 2005Deputacya Od Król. Towarzystwa Warsz. Przyjaciół Nauk, Rozprawy i Wnioski o Ortografii Polskiéj, Drukarnia Józefa Węckiego, Warszawa 1830
Edward Polański, Reformy ortografii polskiej – wczoraj, dziś, jutro, BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ POLONAISE DE LINGUISTIQUE, fasc. LX, 2004, ISSN 0032-3802
Polish Wikipedia - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Polish Wikipedia The Polish Wikipedia (In Polish: Wikipedia polskojęzyczna) is the Polish-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in September 2001. It is currently the 10th largest edition by article count.  It currently has over 1,525,000 articles.