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Learning Polish at NATO’s Battlegroup Poland (mastersubs)

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Does ‘Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie’ mean anything to you?

If not, it’s time to brush up on your Polish along with the soldiers at NATO’s battlegroup in Poland.

Synopsis

Two members of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Poland from the United Kingdom and the United States sit down for some introductory Polish lessons with a Polish soldier.

From basic greetings to well-known Polish tongue twisters, the ‘students’ enjoy an informative and humorous introduction to the Polish language. The footage shows just one scene with various soldiers sitting with a Polish soldier.

All participants followed social distancing guidelines in accordance with the COVID-19 prevention measures enforced by NATO’s battlegroup in Poland.

Transcript

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Sojusznicy.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Right.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Just guess.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Sausages at breakfast?

Snitze?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“It's allies, it means allies.
Sojusznicy.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Such a long word for 'allies'.
OK.”

TEXT ON SCREEN

LEARNING POLISH

@NATO ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE BATTLEGROUP POLAND

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
US Army

“Thez... che... scie?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Szc…”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
US Army

“Dziękuję.”


-SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)-
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

‘Can you pronounce it?’

-SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)-
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
U.S Army

‘Oh boy.

Thez... che... scie?’

--SOUNDBITE-- (POLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Śzczęście.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (POLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
US Army

“Śzczęście?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Yes. It means 'happiness'.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
U.S Army

“Do you have anything easier?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
US Army

“How do you say 'thank you' in Polish?”


--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“It's easy, you can say 'dziękuję'.”

“Dziękuję.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Dziękuję.

Oh yeah, I've heard that before.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

You can be even more polite and say
'szczerze dziękuję’.”


--SOUNDBITE-- (POLISH)
Staff Sgt Kulani Lakanaria
US Army

“Szczerze dziękuję.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“You're good.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Any tongue twisters?
Any common tongue twisters in Polish?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Let's start with an easy one.

Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie.

--SOUNDBITE (POLISH)--
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Chrząszcz jub...?

What does that mean?”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“It's a bug sounds in the grass.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“It does sound like bugs sounds in the grass.

Do not laugh.


--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“And the last one, 'helikopter'.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“Are you kidding me? It's helicopter.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Adam Szyszko
Polish Army

“Yes, it's helicopter.”

--SOUNDBITE-- (ENGLISH)
Cpl Kerry
British Army

“OK, I got that one.

At least I got that one.



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Bucket of Jelly Instrumental by Delfin Huguenin / Easy Listening by Casabianca Folmer
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