Useful Polish Words

• Cheers! / Bless you! - Na zdrowie!
• How are You? - Jak się masz?/ Co słychać?
• Hi! / Bye! - Cześć!
• Hello! / Welcome! – Witam!
• Good morning! / Good Afternoon! - Dzień dobry
• Good evening! - Dobry wieczór!
• Good night! – Dobranoc!
• Goodbye! - Do widzenia!
• good - dobrze
• yes - tak
• no - nie
• Please speak more slowly. - Proszę mówić wolniej. (Smile broadly while saying this.)
• I don't understand. - Nie rozumiem.
• I don't speak Polish. - Nie mówię po polsku. (Say this with perfect phonetics and no one will believe you.)
• Do you speak English? - Czy mówisz po angielsku?
• Thank you! - Dziękuję!
• Thanks! - Dzięki!
• Please. - Proszę.
• Excuse me. / I'm sorry. - Przepraszam.
• Congratulations! - Gratuluję!
• How much does it cost? - Ile to kosztuje?
• Dormitory - Akademik / Dom Studenta
• Cafeteria - Stołówka
• Student ID - Legitymacja
• Dean's Office - Dziekanat
• Faculty - Wydział
• Library - Biblioteka
• Bread - Chleb
• Water - Woda
• Beer - Piwo
• Coffee - Kawa
• Tea - Herbata
• Ticket - Bilet

Travel links

1. Bus and tram routes in the Silesia region (KZK GOP)
2. Train routes (PKP)

Food

Polish cuisine

- kiełbasa (sausage)
- a wide variety of delicious breads: white, brown, wholemeal, with raisins, prunes, sesame seeds, poppyseed...
- an essential part of the main Polish meal of the day is soup, e.g., barszcz, żurek, mushroom soup, kapuśniak, krupnik, tomato soup, rosół
- kotlet schabowy (fried pork loin chop coated in breadcrumbs and served with potatoes and cabbage)
- golonka (pork knuckle)
- kaszanka (blood sausage)
- smalec (spreadable bacon lard)
- superb dumplings, especially pierogi (noodle dough stuffed with minced meat, chopped sauerkraut mixed with mushrooms, cottage cheese, or fruit and boiled)
- bigos (sauerkraut with a variety of meats, smoked meat and mushrooms)
- gołąbki (cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice or barley, served with tomato or mushroom sauce)

Silesian cuisine

- dark dumplings (pyzy sląskie), white and red cabbage
- makówki (ground poppy seads mixed with honey, raisins and nuts and put on thin slices of sweet bread over which milk is poured)