Basic Polish phrases

Perhaps you want to visit Poland and do not know the language at all? Perhaps you have Polish friends and would like to know a few basic sentences and words in their language? In this article you will find a few simple yet useful phrases that will help you to communicate.

Basic phrases in Polish language:

Greetings
Cześć! Play audio Hi! or Hello! (informal expression used among friends, you can use it at any time of the day, in the evening and also as “Bye!” when leaving)
Cześć, jak się masz? Play audio Hi, how are you? (informal)
Cześć, co słychać? Play audio Hello, how are things? (informal)
Cześć, co u ciebie? Play audio Hello, how are you? (informal)
Wszystko w porządku. Play audio All good. (informal, used when answering “How are you?” question)
Dzień dobry. Play audio Good morning. (more formal, use if you do not know somebody well of if that person is older than you)
Dobry wieczór. Play audio Good evening. (formal)
Do widzenia. Play audio Goodbye. (formal)
Dobra noc. Play audio Goodnight. (formal)
Na razie! Play audio Bye! (informal)
Trzymaj się! Play audio Bye! (informal)
Introducing yourself
Mam na imię Robert. Play audio I am Robert.
Moje nazwisko Malinowski. Play audio My surname is Malinowski.
Nazywam się Robert Malinowski. Play audio My name is Robert Malinowski.
Jak masz na imię? Play audio What is your name? (informal)
Jak się Pan nazywa? Play audio What is your name? (formal, you ask a man)
Jak się Pani nazywa? Play audio What is your name? (formal, you ask a woman)
Czy mogę się przedstawić? Play audio May I introduce myself?
Miło mi. Play audio Pleasure! (both informal and formal)
Miło mi cię poznać. Play audio Nice to meet you. (informal)
Miło mi Pana poznać. Play audio Nice to meet you. (formal, you say it to a man)
Miło mi Panią poznać. Play audio Nice to meet you. (formal, you say it to a woman)
Telling where you are from and asking questions about it
Skąd pochodzisz? Play audio Where do you come from? (informal)
Skąd Pan pochodzi? Play audio Where do you come from? (formal, you ask a man)
Skąd Pani pochodzi? Play audio Where do you come from? (formal, you ask a woman)
Gdzie mieszkasz? Play audio Where do you live? (informal)
Gdzie Pan mieszka? Play audio Where do you live? (formal, you ask a man)
Gdzie Pani mieszka? Play audio Where do you live? (forman, you ask a woman)
Mieszkam w Polsce (w Niemczech, we Włoszech, we Francji, w Hiszpanii, w Portugalii, w Anglii, w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Play audio I live in Poland (Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England, United States)
Mieszkam w Warszawie (w Berlinie, w Rzymie, w Paryżu, w Madrycie, w Lizbonie, w Londynie, w Nowym Jorku) Play audio I live in Warsaw (Berlin, Rome, Paris, Madrit, Lisbon, London, New York City)
Pochodzę z Polski (z Niemiec, z Włoch, z Francji, z Hiszpanii, z Portugalii, z Anglii, ze Stanów Zjednoczonych) Play audio I come from Poland (Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England, United States).
Z jakiego jesteś kraju? Play audio What country do you come from?
Jestem Polakiem (Niemcem, Włochem, Francuzem, Hiszpanem, Portugalczykiem, Anglikiem, Amerykaninem) Play audio I am Polish, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, American. (Polish sentences are for men)
Jestem Polką (Niemką, Włoszką, Francuzką, Hiszpanką, Portugalką, Angielką, Amerykanką) Play audio I am Polish, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, American (Polish sentences are for women)

I hope that information will help you to quickly learn basic Polish phrases. If you have any question or would like to know how to say anything else in Polish, please use the comments section below.

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