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Learning Polish at NATO’s Battlegroup Poland

04 May 2021 14:53

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.

Teaser

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.

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.” --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. -END-

Media tags

Reference
NATO839747
Location
Orzysz, Poland
Country
Poland
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Type
International