Basic Polish vocabulary with pronunciation and information about Poland
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Facts about Poland

Location: central Europe logo - Polish flag
Capital: Warsaw (in Polish: Warszawa)
Bordering countries from west to east: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Kaliningrad (belongs to Russia)
Language: Polish 97.8%, others 2.2%
Government: parliamentary republic
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Population: (Jan 2010) 38,163,895
EU accession: 1 May 2004
Currency: Zloty (PLN), and waiting endlessly for Euro. For more info about Polish currency check here.
Flag: it consists of two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red (bottom)

Polish language - introduction

Welcome to the website dedicated to learn Polish language in an easy way. This is a basic free online Polish course. You will not find here too much grammar, because I think if you see Polish grammar, you will immediatelly give up learning. I met one lady who managed to attend only to her second lesson and after just short introduction to the grammar she simply run away and never came back to continue the course. So my advice is to learn full sentences and don't ask why there can be over 10 different forms of a noun :) I think there can be up to 14, but I don't want to scare you. If you learn all words in context, you will not think it is too difficult. However for people interested in the grammar here is Polish Grammar in a Nutshell by Oscar Swan. 95 pages and free to use.

In every language it is necessary to listen to the pronunciation in order to learn to speak correctly. Therefore this website includes mp3 to almost all vocabulary. Words and sentences have English translation and next to it you can click "play" button to listen how the Polish words. I have also included Polish language books recommendations as well as a small section about how to learn a foreign language (any language, not only Polish).


Check out how many Polish words come from Latin. When you realise it learning Polish will be easier.