Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: Introducing Polish 9 Chapter 2: Getting Down to Essential Polish Grammar 25 Part II: Polish in Action 49 Chapter 3: Dzie? dobry! Cze??! Greetings and Introductions 51 Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 73 Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to the Market 91 Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy 121 Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town 137 Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation 159 Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone 179 Part III: Polish on the Go 191 Chapter 10: Money, Money, Money 193 Chapter 11: Asking Directions 203 Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel 225 Chapter 13: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis and More 239 Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 255 Chapter 15: Help! Handling Emergencies 269 Part IV: Polish in the Workplace 287 Chapter 16: Using Polish in the Office 289 Chapter 17: Polish on the Worksite 305 Chapter 18: Polish for Public Servants and Professionals 319 Part V: The Part of Tens 333 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Polish Quickly 335 Chapter 20: Ten Everyday Polish Expressions 339 Chapter 21: Ten Polish Holidays to Remember 343 Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Polish 349 Part VI: Appendixes 353 Appendix A: Mini-Dictionaries 355 Appendix B: Verb Tables 375 Appendix C: Polish Facts 389 Appendix D: Audio Tracks 393 Index 395
Daria Gabryanczyk holds a degree in Teaching Modern Languages. She has taught Polish literature and Polish as a foreign language to schoolchildren, undergraduates and adults. Daria is a lecturer and an examiner for UK government institutions and London universities, as well as a publisherand a Polish Culture and Business trainer.