Polish

Polish is a Western Slavonic language with about 40 million speakers mainly in Poland. There are also significant Polish communities in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, and significant numbers of Polish speakers in many other countries, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, the UK and USA. Polish is closely related to Kashubian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, Czech and Slovak.

Although the Austrian, German and Russian administrations exerted much pressure on the Polish nation during the 19th and early 20th centuries following the Partitions of Poland, which resulted in attempts to suppress the Polish language, a rich literature has regardless developed over the centuries and the language currently has the largest number of speakers of the West Slavic group. It is also the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and just ahead of Ukrainian.

Polish began to emerge as a distinct language around the 10th century, the process largely triggered by the establishment and development of the Polish state. Mieszko I, ruler of the Polish tribe from Greater Poland region, united a few culturally and linguistically related tribes from the basins of the Vistula and Oder before eventually accepting baptism in 966. With Christianity, Poland also adopted the Latin alphabet, which made it possible to write down Polish, until then existing only as a spoken language.

Polish first appeared in writing in 1136 in the “Gniezno Papal Bull”, which included 410 Polish names. The first written Polish sentence was “day ut ia pobrusa a ti poziwai” – “I’ll grind [the corn] in the quern and you’ll rest”, which appeared in Ksiega Henrykowska in 1270. The most famous writer of Polish origin is Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), who wrote in English and started out as a sailor.

 

ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Polish in the following fields:

 

  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences

 

Polish Proverb: “Bez potrzeby wymówka, gotowe oskarżenie.” – A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

Meaning: People who know they have done wrong reveal their guilt by the things they say or the way they interpret what other people say.

 

ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Polish.

 

English – Polish

 

German – Polish

 

Italian – Polish

 

French – Polish

 

Spanish – Polish

 

 

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ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Polish.

          

 

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Polish with us online!

 

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