The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially.
Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more. Note - CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Daria Gabryanczyk holds a degree in Teaching Modern Languages. She has taught Polish literature and Polish as a foreign language to schoolchildren, undergraduates and adults. Daria is a lecturer and an examiner for UK government institutions and London universities, as well as a publisherand a Polish Culture and Business trainer.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Polish 9 Chapter 2: Getting Down to Essential Polish Grammar 25 Part II: Polish in Action 49 Chapter 3: Dzien dobry! Czesc! Greetings and Introductions 51 Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 73 Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to the Market 91 Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy 121 Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town 137 Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation 159 Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone 179 Part III: Polish on the Go 191 Chapter 10: Money, Money, Money 193 Chapter 11: Asking Directions 203 Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel 225 Chapter 13: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis and More 239 Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 255 Chapter 15: Help! Handling Emergencies 269 Part IV: Polish in the Workplace 287 Chapter 16: Using Polish in the Office 289 Chapter 17: Polish on the Worksite 305 Chapter 18: Polish for Public Servants and Professionals 319 Part V: The Part of Tens 333 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Polish Quickly 335 Chapter 20: Ten Everyday Polish Expressions 339 Chapter 21: Ten Polish Holidays to Remember 343 Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Polish 349 Part VI: Appendixes 353 Appendix A: Mini-Dictionaries 355 Appendix B: Verb Tables 375 Appendix C: Polish Facts 389 Appendix D: Audio Tracks 393 Index 395