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For English speaker as a foreign language with some skill in German, is it hard to start learning Polish?

Profile photo of anuchan1988 anuchan1988

    Hi, i’m native Polish speaker. If you want I can help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    Profile photo of marcin95 marcin95

    Hallo Anuchan 1988, Polish is absolutely different language. It is a member of a slavic languages
    group, German and Englisch are germanic languages.
    They have absolutely dissimilar phonetics, syntax and all the other aspects of the language. Some English I know and who are learning Polish or Russish say, that that is a constant uphill stuggle to learn a slavic language.

    Profile photo of adrijana adrijana

Got 80℅. Thank you Benjamin. I need more such lessons. <3

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Greetings from Katowice;)

Profile photo of DaRiO77 DaRiO77

got 7/10

Profile photo of Diane Uwimana Diane Uwimana

I got 9/10 and wrong at number nine, I think the ear problem is more correct because of speaking about the ear of Mr. Tom, so please explain to me, thank Benjamin a lot

Profile photo of nguyen van long nguyen van long

    Me too :)

    Profile photo of marcin95 marcin95

    In the lesson this was explained at 7:07. Benjamin was talking about trains. If we explicitly POINT finger to THE train, we implicitly DEFINE the train. We know exactly about which train we are talking about. Train is defined.
    But if we are talking about a train it may be any train coming from any direction. In this case train is UNDEFINED.

    But in the sample “Does Tom have an ear problem?” It may appear we are talking about an “ear”, but we are not. We are talking about a “problem”. This “an” is because of the “problem” word. We could say: “Does Tom have a problem?” In this case “a” must be used because of the “p” letter, but still “an” preposition from test sample is because of a “problem” word and not because of an “ear” word.

    It may be misleading, but “ear” in this case is not a noun. In this case “ear” is ADJECTIVE. Prepositions “a/an/the” are used in front of NOUNS. In this case it is obvious problem is the noun and ear is adjective. So a/an/the preposition is about “problem” word.

    Because we are talking about and ear problem for the FIRST TIME, this problem (not ear) is UNDEFINED. For undefined nouns it must be used a/an.

    But if we talk about this PROBLEM for the SECOND TIME this PROBLEM becomes DEFINED. Example: “You know, Tom still has THE ear problem, I was talking to you about yesterday. He never ever listens to anyone.” In this case we know about which PROBLEM we are talking about. So the PROBLEM noun is in this case already DEFINED.

    Hope I explained it clearly enough.

    Profile photo of rokaly rokaly

      Yes, you did. Glourious explanation.
      Thank you ;)

      Profile photo of marcin95 marcin95

Thanks very much my dear teacher
Benjamain.
polish Topic really very interest points.

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Thanks

Profile photo of Maged Mohey Maged Mohey

Thanks for you websid and help us,I am from Afghanistan Kabul,I very happy you are my teacher, I need your help my English

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Got 70/10..thank you

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thanks, Benjamin

Profile photo of Yunita Stemicima Iba Yunita Stemicima Iba

Hello Benjamin
8/10 So I have to learn my lessons.
Thank you to be my Teacher

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Thank you

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Tanks sir…8 out of 10

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Hi Benjamin, greetings from Poland. A very useful lesson for learners, not only from Eastern Europe. If you’d recorded lessons on the difference in English and American pronunciation, that would be great

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    Poland is Central Europe, not EE.

    Profile photo of Roen Roen

Great lesson

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thank you so

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