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One word in Polish, two words in English

One word in Polish, two words in English

It may be useful for Polish learners of English to remember that English has a much larger vocabulary than Polish. Estimates suggest that there are five times more words in English than in Polish. Here we can see cases where two different words in English mean the same word in Polish. The student has to choose the correct word. They have a 50/50 chance!

Of course, this can lead to a lot of errors and misunderstandings, so it’s worth learning the table below:

One word in Polish, two words in English

Taken from the resource book I Have Twenty Fingers …and 159 other common Polish-English Errors by Matt Purland. Available on Amazon.

It is now available from Amazon stores worldwide, including:

Amazon.co.uk: Β£7.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-Twenty-Fingers-common-Polish-English/dp/1546469168/

Amazon.com: $10.99 https://www.amazon.com/Have-Twenty-Fingers-common-Polish-English/dp/1546469168/

120 Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes to Avoid

120 Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes to Avoid

120 Grammar and Vocabulary Mistakes to Avoid
β€” Read on marysenglishblog.com/2018/05/01/120-grammar-and-vocabulary-mistakes-to-avoid/

Idiom of the day – To be in the doghouse

If you are in the doghouse, you have done something wrong and somebody is angry with you. Your status at home or at work or at school is reduced to a low level – like when your dog misbehaves and you send him to his kennel or doghouse to think about his mistakes. To exit this unfortunate state you may well need to apologize to the person you upset and in exceptional circumstances this may even involve the buying of flowers and/or chocolates. 🌹🌹🍫🍫