Adam Łukasiak

Adam is a native Polish speaker and works as a freelance translator. He has an MA and BA in English Studies from the University of Warsaw. His passion for education and technology drives him to seek ways to enable other people to develop their language skills with the help of online resources. He works as a Language Contributor for the Duolingo Polish course and has helped develop the Grammar Challenges in Polish and other languages for Clozemaster.

Essential Polish Phrases: 100+ Expressions to Sound Like a Polish Native

Though the Polish language is rich in long words and complex grammatical structures, everyday Polish is mostly made up of a limited set of essential phrases and expressions that repeat from conversation to conversation. If you want to sound more natural when speaking Polish, the most time-efficient thing you can do is work on the …

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How to Say “Sorry” in Polish to Sound Like a (Polite) Native Speaker

Knowing how to say “sorry” in Polish can be incredibly helpful. The word has much more uses than most people give it credit for, even if it is already considered to be one of the fundamental expressions in the language. To find a use for one of the several phrases listed below, you don’t really …

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“How Are You?” in Polish: 6 Friendly Polish Phrases and When to Use Them

Native speakers of English tend to see “how are you?” as an indispensable phrase that every language learner should learn. Preferably in their very first lesson. While this approach works great for many popular languages, it might not be so helpful when learning Polish.  Let me explain. Polish does have a handful of phrases that can be …

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Saying “Goodbye” in Polish: 7 Essential Polish Farewells

Though most Poles don’t give them much thought, Polish farewells—the short phrases we use to say “goodbye” when parting—are a surprisingly rich part of the language. Each exchange of these conventional pleasantries lets you express your mood, your emotional attitude towards the other person, as well as whether you’re expecting to see them again in …

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“Hello” in Polish: 7 Polish Greetings to Sound like a Native Speaker

Depending on how you look at it, Polish greetings might seem very simple or terribly complicated. The good news is that learning just a handful of greetings will let you get by in 99% of situations. The tricky part is picking the right greeting for the given situation, as you will often need to take into …

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The Best Way to Improve Your Grammar in a Foreign Language

When it comes to working on individual competencies, grammar is hardly the favorite of most learners. Many of us have been traumatized by the standard teaching approach in foreign language classes, where we were made to believe that communication can’t happen without flawless grammar—and that the best way to learn it is to slog through …

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