Cheshch! That is “hello” in Polish. I am trying to practice as we take on the monumental task of learning Polish as a family. With the adoption process moving forward, this is the next step! Our dossier is complete and 5 months of paperwork is behind us, and since we will be in Poland for 6 weeks (eventually), we need to prepare. My brain has a difficult time with this language in particular. I know some French, a little Spanish, and I can pick up a fair amount in Italian. Polish however has been a brain buster for me.
Anyone want to take a shot at this?: Przepraszam, gdzie jest toaleta?
That means: Where is the toilet, please?
Here’s another one: “I would like to order a wake-up call for 6:00” .
Translation to Polish: ” (a)bym zamowic budzenie na godzin´ szosta.”
Say whaa?! Lol. I guess the good thing, is that we will be in the same boat as a family, and hopefully we can learn and practice together. We have ordered level 1 of Rosetta Stone- Polish. I have always wondered if it worked…I guess we’ll find out!
In the meantime, I’ve been spending time on websites like Live Mocha, where they offer free lessons. My brain is tired and my eyes are sleepy (or in other words: Chce mi si´ spaç. Jestem Êpiàcy (Êpiàca)). Can copy/paste that…just don’t ask me to say it. 🙂
SHEILA E says
Our priest just moved here from Poland.. You could contact him for Poland advise and issues.. St. Pauls in N Canton OH His name is Father Chris Henyeke.. His number 330-499-2201 or go to St Pauls web site and email him..I thought of this this AM when I heard your on the news radio CONGRATS!!
Autumn R says
We just recently invited a Polish young lady to live with us for a year as our au pair. I'm not sure what you use for child care but getting an au pair from Poland might be a good way to learn the language too and eventually help your newly adopted one learn about their heritage.