Polish language series: Rdz 15, Ja jestem twoim obrońcą

In the Polish version of the fifteenth chapter of the book of Genesis, or Rdz 15, the subject matter is zapowiedź licznego potomstwa i przymierze (announcement of numerous offspring and the covenant). You may need to review the following: zapowiedź (f., announcement), liczny (numerous), potomstwo (n., offspring), przymierze (n., covenant). As for the meaning of the Polish Ja jestem twoim obrońcą in the title of this … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 15, Ja jestem twoim obrońcą

Polish language series: Rdz 14, Kedorlaomer

You will now study the Polish text of Rdz 14, or the fourteenth chapter of the book of Genesis, where the subject matter is wyprawa wojenna królów mezopotamskich (war expedition of the Mesopotamian kings). From this, learn the following: wyprawa (f., expedition), wojenny (martial, war), król (m., king), mezopotamski (Mesopotamian). If you are arriving on this site for the first time, begin your study of … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 14, Kedorlaomer

Friulian language series: Esodo 9, lis plais dal Egjit

In Esodo 9, or the ninth chapter of the book of Exodus, you continue to read about lis plais dal Egjit (the plagues of Egypt). You now also read about the fifth, sixth and seventh plagues, which are la muart dal besteam (the death of livestock), i acès (abscesses) and la tampieste (hail). If you are arriving on this site for the first time, begin … Continue reading Friulian language series: Esodo 9, lis plais dal Egjit

Polish language series: Rdz 13, Abram rozstaje się z Lotem

In chapter 13 of the book of Genesis, the subject matter is Abram rozstaje się z Lotem (Abram parts with Lot). The imperfective Polish verb rozstawać się means to part, to split up. If you are arriving on this site for the first time, begin your study of the Polish language here (Rdz 1). In your study of Polish, you will use the Biblia Tysiąclecia … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 13, Abram rozstaje się z Lotem

Polish language series: Rdz 12, Bóg powołuje Abrama

A large amount of new Polish vocabulary appears in Rdz 12. Amongst this vocabulary are the cardinal directions in Polish, which you will study in the notes below for verse 8. This twelfth chapter of the book of Genesis deals with the following subject matter: Bóg powołuje Abrama (God appoints Abram) and Abram w Egipcie (Abram in Egypt). The imperfective verb powoływać means to appoint, … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 12, Bóg powołuje Abrama

Polish language series: Rdz 11, wieża Babel

You will now study the Polish text of Rdz 11. The first nine verses of the eleventh chapter of the book of Genesis deal with wieża Babel (tower of Babel). Other subjects covered in this chapter include potomkowie Sema (descendants of Shem) and rodzina Abrama (family of Abram). You will have a chance to review Polish numbers in your study of verses 10-26. If you … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 11, wieża Babel

Friulian language series: Esodo 8, lis plais dal Egjit

In Esodo 8, or the eighth chapter of the book of Exodus, you continue to read about lis plais dal Egjit (the plagues of Egypt). Not only do you read more about the second plague, which began in the last chapter and deals with i crots (frogs), but you now also read about the third and fourth plagues, which are lis zanzaris (mosquitoes) and i tavans … Continue reading Friulian language series: Esodo 8, lis plais dal Egjit

Polish language series: Rdz 10, wykaz ludów

In this post, you will study the Polish text of Rdz 10. This tenth chapter of the book of Genesis does not present the same level of difficulty as recent chapters; there is nonetheless a good deal of new vocabulary to learn. Its subject matter is wykaz ludów (list of peoples), where the masculine noun wykaz means list, roll, and the masculine noun lud means … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 10, wykaz ludów

Polish language series: Rdz 9, Noe przeklina Kanaana

You will now study the Polish text of Rdz 9, or the ninth chapter of the book of Genesis, where you continue to read about przymierze Boga z Noem (God’s covenant with Noah). You will also read about Noah’s anger in the episode of his drunkenness: Noe przeklina Kanaana, a błogosławi Sema (Noah curses Canaan and blesses Shem). The imperfective verb przeklinać means to curse; … Continue reading Polish language series: Rdz 9, Noe przeklina Kanaana