Polish Language and Culture

The Polish language is an official language of the European Union. It's native only to its original country - Poland but spoken by more than 40 million people all over the world. Ask about Polish language and culture in this category.

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Names and Name Meanings
Polish Language and Culture

What does the name maciej in polish mean?

It doesn't mean anything.

Chipmunks and Squirrels
Polish Language and Culture

How do you say chipmunk in Polish?

pręgowiec (amerykański)

Native American History
Baby Names
Polish Language and Culture
Flag of the United States

Name some Polish American athletes?

Bill Romanowski Paul Pozlusny Ron Jaworski Sebastian Janikowski Mark Stepnowski Steve Wisniewski

Polish Language and Culture

What are the numbers '1-10' in polish?

1. JEDEN [ yeden]

2. DWA [dva]

3. TRZY [ tshi]

4. CZTERY [chiteri]

5. PIĘĆ [piench]

6. SZEŚĆ [sheshch]

7. SIEDEM [shedem]

8. OSIEM [oshem]

9. DZIEWIĘĆ [dchieviench]

10. DZIESIĘĆ [dshieshiench]

* polish sound for "sh" shall be spell like in "shield"

** "ch" like in "charm" or sometimes "chocolate"

*** "e" always like in "end"

**** "a" like "arm"

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say where have you been in Polish?

If you talk to a male person:

Gdzie byłeś?, or Gdzieś ty był? (the last one is rather colloquial but kinda common).

If you talk to a female person:

Gdzie byłaś?, or Gdzieś ty była? respectively

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say thanks in Polish?

Dzieki Dziekuje


Passport Requirements
Polish Language and Culture

Where is polish passport book number?

There is no such number in Polish passports.

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say i like you very much in polish?

bardzo ciebie lubię

English to French
Polish Language and Culture

How do you say very little in polish?

bardzo mało

Polish Language and Culture

How do you spell George in polish?

Jerzy, or Jurek.

Polish Language and Culture

What does the Polish word 'Doopiash' mean?

hmm... it's hard to say, it's sounds to me like a word dupa(bum) , but I'm not so sure..

Polish Language and Culture

What are benefits of learning the Polish language?

well the most important benefit is you can speak Polish like a professional.

another is if you have a friend that speaks Polish then you guys could use it as a secret language :P

the last one is that if you fall in love with a Polish person and you want to talk to them-even if they speak your native language- they will be surprised of your knowledge.

other than that.. speaking Polish can just be a talent.

Polish Language and Culture

Lots of love in polish?

Dużo miłości

English Spelling and Pronunciation
Polish Language and Culture

How do you spell polish?

There's Polish, spelled with the capital "p," which means originating in Poland, such as Polish people or Poles, and there's polish as in nail polish. So you spelled it right:p However, the two words (Polish and polish) are pronounced differently.

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say goodbye my friend in polish?

  • Do widzenia (See you)
  • Do zobaczenia (Until we meet again)
  • Cześć (bye)

+ mój przyjacielu (my friend - if the friend is male)!


+ moja przyjaciółko (my friend - if the friend is female)!

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say hunter in Polish?

"Myśliwy" regardless of gender.

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say merry christmas in polish polish?

''Wesołych świąt'' :)

Polish Language and Culture

What happen when you polish granite?

It shine.

Polish Language and Culture
English to Polish

How do you say lets go to class in polish?

"chodzmy do klasy"

World War 2
Germany in WW2
Adolf Hitler
Polish Language and Culture

Why did Hitler hate Polish people?

Hitler hated the Polish because they were a very strong resistance to him and his Master Plan. The Polish are known for their courage and strong patriotism, something that Hitler viewed as a big obstacle to his plan of creating a Germanized world (and thus erasing Polish culture and tradition). Even before invading Poland, Hitler knew this, and had a special plan made to "deal" with the "Polish problem"- this included killing as many resistance members as possible, especially Polish intellectuals, as they were the first people most likely to form a resistance.

Despite being Slavs, and therefore considered by the Nazis as "sub-human", many poles have the desirable racial characteristics Hitler so valued, (Aryan and Nordic features), and are thus became an important "racial value" to Hitlers Master Plan. Hitler knew that creating the Master race was not only a question of killing off other races, but of propagating the Aryan race. He knew that even if everyone in Germany started reproducing like mad, this would never be enough to cover and to "Gernamize" the occupied territories. Therefore, any Nordic blood that was found on the occupied territories was of great value to Hitler - as he believed that the German Aryan peoples had become strewn across Europe and that this "valuable blood" had to be taken advantage of.

Himmler and Hitler didnt kill all Poles immediately: they would be categorized into several groups: the first were the Polish Jews and Poles with Jewish blood, which were immediately exterminated. Next were the intellectuals, dangerous because of their leadership characteristics, also to be exterminated immediately. The rest of the population were divided into Nordic-looking people and non-Nordic looking people. The latter was sent to forced labor and concentration camps. The Nordic looking Polish people were further divided into categories: those who resisted the Germanization (these were exterminated), and those that wanted to be a part of it. However, most Polish adults (over age of 18) were strongly against Hitler, and this is why Hitler exterminated them, despite their Aryan genetic values. Had the Poles allowed it, Himmler would have set up "Lebensborn" (meaning "Fountain of Life") centers in and around Poland, to serve as mating factories for Aryans. Such Lebensborn centers existed in Norway, as the Norwegians were less resistent to Hitler than the Poles. With the Polish resistance, however, the creation of such centers was not possible. The only solution to get the most out of this "valuable genetic blood" was to steal Aryan looking Polish babies, and to germanize them. Hitler believed that in taking these infants from their mothers, he was fulfilling the Aryan duty to "recuperate our own blood strewn across eastern europe and bring it back to the homeland - if they will not give it to us, we will steal it". Special Nazi units were trained to recognize Aryan Polish children (blond hair, light eyes, etc) and snatch them during the night or whenever. Some babies were even snatched from their mother's arms. As one Nazi officer put it: "When we see a Polish girl with blond hair and blue eyes, we cannot believe she is not speaking German. If she lived in Germany, she would be a beautiful German girl." It is reported that over 200,000 Polish children live in Germany today but are actually kidnapped children from Poland as babies during the war, and they don't even know it!

So Hitler hated Poles for their resistance, their Jewish population, their culture, and mostly because the Polish Aryans refused to become German.

Polish Language and Culture

How do you say What is your name in polish?

Ok, here it is: 1. Jak Pan ma na imię? 2. Proszę podać swoje imię.

Religion & Spirituality
Polish Language and Culture

What is the religion of Polish Americans?

Originally, most Polish immigrants to the United States were Roman Catholics. Later, during and after World War II, Polish Jews began to immigrate to America.

Polish Language and Culture

What is polish for the word yes?


Car Buying
Polish Language and Culture

How do you say come here now in polish?

chodz tutaj teraz

Student Loans and Financial Aid
Harvard University
Polish Language and Culture

Are there scholarships for students who are Polish?

Yes, there are. See the related link for information.


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