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The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning PolishPolish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For...
The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning PolishPolish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For...
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  • 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.

About the Author-
  • 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.

Table of Contents-
  • 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: Dzień dobry! Cześć! 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

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