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Why use this read-aloud tool?

This tool's only aim is to encourage you to speak aloud, in order to familiarise yourself with the language you wish to speak.
By listening to yourself speak, you will speed up your rate of learning spectacularly.

On the other hand, we do not advise you to use it thinking that it will allow you to acquire perfect pronunciation, only a human teacher can truly help you to achieve this.

We have added an extra little service to make this tool even more enjoyable, clicking on the words provides you with automatic translations along with the sound. These translations, when correct, can help you to understand the meaning of words in isolation, but do not in any way claim to provide the overall meaning of a sentence. This translation service is only the Beta version of a tool that we intend to offer in the near future.

Please note: this service only works with the CHROME browser, which you can download by clicking on the following link: Google Chrome.

Translation / Essentials

Learn polish - Essentials
Learn polish - Essentials

English Polish
Hello Dzień dobry
Good evening Dobry wieczór
Goodbye Do widzenia
See you later Na razie
Yes Tak
No Nie
Excuse me! Przepraszam!
Thanks Dziękuję
Thanks a lot Dziękuję bardzo!
Thank you for your help Dziękuję za pomoc
Don't mention it Proszę
Ok Okej
How much is it? Przepraszam, ile to kosztuje?
Sorry! Przepraszam!
I don't understand Nie rozumiem
I get it Zrozumiałam
I don't know Nie wiem
Forbidden Wstęp wzbroniony
Excuse me, where are the toilets? Przepraszam, gdzie są toalety?
Happy New Year! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
Happy birthday! Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin!
Congratulations! Gratulacje!

How to learn Polish by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day. And it will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Warsaw, Krakow or another Polish city, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Polish while traveling?

This language will open doors to the original versions of works by a large number of playwrights, musicians and directors of international renown. 

A country of tourism and culture

As a member of the European Union, the WTO, the UN and other international organizations, Poland has fourteen UNESCO World Heritage sites in its territory, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, the historic centers of Krakow and Warsaw, the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, and the Białowieża Forest. The Polish territory is also dominated by major rivers such as the Vistula and the Oder, and by numerous lakes, mountain lakes, mountain ranges and the Błędów desert. 
In the field of the arts, Poland distinguishes itself by the quality of playwrights like Leon Schiller, Jerzy Grotowski and Krzysztof Warlikowski. Poland's music is dominated by figures such as Frédéric Chopin, Henryk Górecki and the group Vader; and its cinema has influenced global cinematography thanks to directors such as Roman Polański and Andrzej Żuławski. Other prominent Polish personalities who have made an impact on the world include Nicolaus Copernicus, Marie-Curie and Wisława Szymborska. 
Beyond all the tourist and cultural attractions, the country is also a business destination as its rapid growth has put it into eighth place in the ranking of the economies of the European Union in terms of GDP, and twenty-fifth place in the world.

Make a success of your stay in Poland

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

With about 55 million native speakers, Polish is the official language of Poland and a language spoken in several countries of the world; including the United States; Germany, Brazil, the United Kingdom, etc., making it the second most widely spoken Slavic language in the world.
The language is written with the Latin alphabet enriched with diacritics, and phonologically has eight vowels and 35 consonants. In order to be able to pronounce Polish correctly, it is useful to know that the emphasis is usually on the penultimate syllable of a word and that the “soft” (palatal) consonants are either marked by an acute accent or followed by an i.
We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Polish alphabet with audio.
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