False friends between Polish and Russian or Ukrainian

Since I’ve taught Ukrainians or Russians, I’ve been gathering words, which sound similar in our languages, but they mean something different. We have always a lot of fun to find new false friends and to compare their meanings. It’s good… Czytaj dalej…

International words in Polish

There is a lot of international words in Polish. It means that you will understand their meaning, even if you don’t speak Polish. Because international word (called an internationalism) has the same or similar meaning and spelling in… Czytaj dalej…

The Polish alphabet

Polish has used the Latin alphabet since the Middle Ages. But it had to be adopted because of its rich inventory of sounds. About 45 phonemes had to be represented by 24-26 letters. At that time, letter combinations… Czytaj dalej…