Now let’s learn some basic Polish conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Polish.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Polish“.

Basic Polish words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Polish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomeproszę
you’re very welcomeproszę bardzo
thank youdziękuję
thank you very muchdziękuję bardzo
Excuse me!Przepraszam!


I understand.Rozumiem.
I don’t understandNie rozumiem
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Słucham?
What does that mean?Co to znaczy?
I don’t know.Nie wiem.
I don’t speak Polish.Nie mówię po polsku.
I speak a little Polish.Mówię trochę po polsku.
Do you speak english? (informal)Czy mówisz po angielsku?
Do you speak english? (formal)Czy mówi pan po angielsku?
Czy mówi pani po angielsku?

Yes, I do speak english.Tak, mówię po angielsku.
No, I don’t speak english.Nie, nie mówię po angielsku.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!Proszę mówić wolniej!
Nice to meet you!Miło mi cię poznać!
How are you?Jak się masz?
Co słychać?

Good, thank youDobrze, dziękuję
I’m well, thanks!U mnie w porządku, dzięki!
Not bad, thanks!Nieźle, dzięki!
very badfatalny
What’s your name?Jak się nazywasz?
My name is [...].Nazywam się […].
What’s your first name?Jak masz na imię?
My first name is [...]Mam na imię […].
How old are you?Ile masz lat?
I’m [...] years old.Mam […] lat.
What are your hobbies?Jakie masz hobby?
What do you like doing?Co lubisz robić?
What are you doing (at the moment)?Co robisz (teraz)?
Where do you live?Gdzie mieszkasz?
I live in [...]Mieszkam w […].
I’m from EnglandJestem z Anglii.
I’m EnglishJestem Anglikiem.
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