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

Clothes Polish vocabulary

spodnie = trousers
spódnica = skirt
sukienka = dress
koszulka/T-shirt = T-shirt
koszula = shirt
kapelusz = hat
pasek = belt
stanik = bra
majtki = panties
skarpetki = socks
szalik = scarf
rękawiczki = gloves
buty = shoes
kostium kąpielowy = swimming suit
kurtka = jacket








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