Polish language series: online resources for learning Polish

Below are different resources available online which the learner may use to study the Polish language on his own. I have kept the number of resources listed here to a minimum; beyond a few altogether indispensable ones (such as SJP and a dictionary), the most important ingredients to one’s success are his patient analysis of the Polish before him to infer patterns and his willingness … Continue reading Polish language series: online resources for learning Polish

Polish language series: on telling the date (months, days, ordinals)

This post presents some basic information on telling the date in Polish. Read the example sentences provided to make sense of which forms to use. Note: Ordinal numbers in both nominative and genitive position up to thirty-first are presented at the end of this post, for the reader’s reference. Miesiące roku Months of the year nominative genitive January (I) styczeń (m.) stycznia February (II) luty … Continue reading Polish language series: on telling the date (months, days, ordinals)

Polish language series: declensions

Different Polish declensions have been featured in the various posts of this site. To help the reader locate them, he will find links below pointing to the posts where they appear. The number following each entry indicates the verse at which he will find the declension table. For instance, if the entry is followed by 5, he must scroll down to the notes at verse … Continue reading Polish language series: declensions

Polish language series: prepositions and their cases

Below is a selection of Polish prepositions ordered by grammatical case employed by each, with examples drawn from the text of the Biblia Tysiąclecia. Prepositions taking the genitive BEZ (without) — bez winy (Rdz 20:16); bez grzechu (J 8:7); bez ojca (Hbr 7:3); bez matki (Hbr 7:3); bez rodowodu (Hbr 7:3); bez ludzi (Jr 33:10); bez trzody (Jr 33:10); bez obrońcy (Hi 5:4); bez kobiety … Continue reading Polish language series: prepositions and their cases

Polish language series: how to count (ordinal numbers)

Polish ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) are listed below, in masculine form. See also: Polish cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.). 1. pierwszy (first) 2. drugi (second) 3. trzeci (third) 4. czwarty (fourth) 5. piąty (fifth…) 6. szósty 7. siódmy 8. ósmy 9. dziewiąty 10. dziesiąty 11. jedenasty 12. dwunasty 13. trzynasty 14. czternasty 15. piętnasty 16. szesnasty 17. siedemnasty 18. osiemnasty 19. dziewiętnasty … Continue reading Polish language series: how to count (ordinal numbers)

Polish language series: how to count (cardinal numbers)

Polish cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.) are listed below. See also: Polish ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.). 0 zero (zero) 1 jeden (one) 2 dwa (two) 3 trzy (three) 4 cztery (four) 5 pięć (five…) 6 sześć 7 siedem 8 osiem 9 dziewięć 10 dziesięć 11 jedenaście 12 dwanaście 13 trzynaście 14 czternaście 15 piętnaście 16 szesnaście 17 siedemnaście 18 osiemnaście 19 dziewiętnaście … Continue reading Polish language series: how to count (cardinal numbers)

Polish language series: declension of possessive pronouns

Two declensions are possible for certain possessive pronouns below: the forms in grey are variants which the reader will often find in his reading of the Biblia Tysiąclecia. Contents: 1. Declension of mój 2. Declension of twój 3. Declension of swój 4. Declension of nasz 5. Declension of wasz Abbreviations: acc., accusative; anim., animate; dat., dative; f., feminine; gen., genitive; inan., inanimate; instr., instrumental; loc., … Continue reading Polish language series: declension of possessive pronouns