24 essential Polish expressions

Travelling to Poland? Basic English is usually enough these days to communicate in Poland. Most of the locals know at least a bit of English while some speak it fluently.

But… Why not to learn few words? You will certainly win sympathy of the locals, if you try to speak Polish (even in clumsy way). What is more, think about the satisfaction at having got a touch of one of the world’s most difficult language.

English Polish Pronunciation guide
Good day/hello dzień dobry jen dob-rih
Hi/hello cześć chesh-tch
Goodbye do widzenia dovid-zenya
Good evening dobry wieczór dob-rih vyetch-or
Goodnight dobranoc do-branots
Yes tak tak
No nie nyeah
Please proszę prosh-eh
You’re welcome proszę bardzo prosh-eh bard-zoh
Thank you dziękuję jen koo-yeah
How much? ile eel-eh
I don’t understand nie rozumiem nyeah roh-zoom-yem
Cheers! na zdrowie! naz drov-ya
Can I have the bill/check? rachunek poproszę ra hoo-nek poh prosh-eh
Beer piwo peeve-oh
Water woda vod-ah
Vodka wódka vood-ka
Wine wino vee-noh
May I…? można? mozh-nah?
Good dobrze dob-zhuh
Bad źle zhleh
So-so tak sobie tak sob-yeah
Excuse me przepraszam pshuh-prash-am
I don’t speak Polish nie mówię po polsku nyeah moov-yeah poh pole-skoo


What other expressions will you add to my list?


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Good luck 🙂

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