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The Essential Guide To Being Polish

Author : Anna Spysz
ISBN : 9780985062316
Genre : Travel
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Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter--and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore,and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference on what it means to be Polish. Enter The Essential Guide to Being Polish -- the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage. Divided into three sections to make for an easy-to-follow format --Poland in Context, Poles in Poland, and Poles Abroad -- this guide covers just about everything and does so in a style that is at once entertaining and informative: the country's history and geography, wars, Jews in Poland, the communist past, the postcommunist past and present, language, kings and queens, religion/Catholicism (with special focus on Pope John Paul II), holidays, food, and drink. What is a real Polish wedding all about? That, too, is addressed succinctly and with flair in this guide. Other chapters cover literature, music, art, famous scientists, Polish men and Polish women, Poles in America, Poles in the UK, Poles and the EU, and last but not least, Polish pride. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential Guide To Being Polish

Author : Anna Spysz
ISBN : 0985062304
Genre : History
File Size : 64. 19 MB
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For the millions of people of Polish ancestry in the United States and other countries, being Polish is a heartfelt matter. Spysz and Turek have created the go-to concise resource for anyone looking to reconnect with their culture or, indeed, hoping that their friends, children, or colleagues learn something about their heritage.

The Essential Guide To Being Hungarian

ISBN : 9780982578162
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58. 99 MB
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What is it to be Hungarian? What does it feel like? Most Hungarians are convinced that the rest of the world just doesn't get them. They are right. True, much of the world thinks highly of Hungarians--for reasons ranging from their heroism in the 1956 revolution to their genius as mathematicians, physicists, and financiers. But Hungarians do often seem to be living proof of the old joke that Magyars are in fact Martians: they may be situated in the very heart of Europe, but they are equipped with a confounding language, extraterrestrial (albeit endearing) accents, and an unearthly way of thinking. What most Hungarians learn from life about the Magyar mind is now available, for the first time, in this user-friendly guide to what being Hungarian is all about. The Essential Guide to Being Hungarian brings together twelve authors well-versed in the quintessential ingredients of being Hungarian--from the stereotypical Magyar man to the stereotypical Magyar woman, foods to folk customs, livestock to literature, film to philosophy, politics to porcelain, and scientists to sports. In fifty short, highly readable, often witty, sometimes politically incorrect, but always candid articles, the authors demonstrate that being credibly Hungarian--like being French, Polish or Japanese--is largely a matter of carrying around in your head a potpourri of conceptions and preconceptions acquired over the years from your elders, society, school, the streets, and mass media. Compacting this wealth of knowledge into an irresistible little book, The Essential Guide to Being Hungarian is an indispensable reference that will teach you how to be Hungarian, even if you already are.

Polish For Dummies

Author : Daria Gabryanczyk
ISBN : 9781119951216
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 85. 44 MB
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The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially. Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more. Note - CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

A Treasury Of Polish Aphorisms

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ISBN : 078180549X
Genre : Literary Collections
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This collection comprises 225 aphorisms by eighty Polish writers, many of them well known in their native land. A selection of 30 Polish proverbs is included representing some uniquely Polish expressions of universal wisdom. Twenty pen and ink drawings by a talented Polish illustrator Barbara Swidzinska complete this remarkable exploration of true Polish wit and wisdom.

Cross Cultural Communication

Author : Gerard Bannon
ISBN : 074943922X
Genre : Business & Economics
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""This book is not to be saved for the plane, read it well beforehand and take time to digest it."" -- John Clark, Gillette International

The Eight Language Tourism Dictionary

Author : Christopher Bajger
ISBN : 9781849898201
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 22. 92 MB
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Get your hands on the brand-new “Eight-language tourism dictionary”. The topics in the book are treated in eight languages-English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech and Slovak. This book includes all the most useful word phrases and sentences a tourist will need for a variety of situations. We believe that everyone can appreciate the value of being able to communicate in other languages and uncover the beauty of the words and phrases which emerge from everyday life. The readers will appreciate its multi-functionality because the dictionary gives the possibility of concentrating much better in several languages as an interpreter. The author recommends this guide for trips to the remote corners of the world. When travelling all over the world, you certainly should not forget to bring this publication, and in no case should it be missing from your luggage!

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