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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: £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/