Common Polish Words and Phrases

Polish may seem like a daunting challenge at first, and while the grammatical complexity of the language is difficult, the basic phrases are not hard to master once you know how to pronounce them correctly.

This guide provides the foundations of Polish pronunciation, along with the key phrases for introducing yourself, asking questions and making requests for things in Polish. It also lists Polish numbers, which are very useful for shopping and buying tickets, as well as days of the week and months of the year, allowing you to make plans ahead of time. If traveling on public transport or going to concerts and events, the hours of the day and phrases for telling the time will be handy too.

The information in this guide will hugely improve your experience of visiting Poland and enable you to be a much more independent traveler!

Basic Rules for Speaking Polish

Remember, the above rules are unbreakable. If you follow the rules correctly, you will find it a lot easier to learn the Polish language.

Useful Polish Phrases


Days of the Week

Months of the Year

Hours of the Day and Telling the Time