If you’re new in Kraków, and especially if you’re new to the Polish language, you’re going to hear and read a lot words that sound familiar to you. But beware, things are not always what they seem, and what you hear won’t always mean what you think it does.
Here’s a short list of ten common false friends that catch out foreigners in Poland. If you want to add to the list, just post a comment below…
PL Bekon EN Bacon
PL Dywan EN Carpet
PL Gimnazjum EN Secondary school
PL Karawan EN Hearse
PL Kask EN Helmet
PL Lunatyk EN Sleepwalker
PL Pensja EN Wage/Salary
PL Prezerwatywa EN Condom
PL Recepta EN Prescription
PL Szef EN Boss
Language schools and teachers can reach foreigners living and studying in Kraków, Poland, through KrakówPolska. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
- False Friends (euzicasa.wordpress.com)
- Apple is reportedly suing Polish online supermarket for trademarking the name A.pl (thenextweb.com)