If you are travelling to Poland, knowing the names of months in Polish will come in handy, as they are both written and spoken quite differently from months in English.
Read on to learn about them!
Months of the Year in Polish
Polish language, although beautiful, is not known for making things easy for those who learn it. Although numerous Germanic and Slavic languages call their months in the same or similar way (as they all derive from Latin names), months in Polish and English are very different. Slavic month names have roots in different native languages and influences of different cultures they came in touch with during the course of time.
The Polish year is divided into four seasons: wiosna (spring), lato (summer), jesień (fall), zima (winter).
When reading Polish dates, it is important to note that they are written in the form of DD/MM/YY. So if you’re asked to type in your birthday on an official Polish document, this is how you would do it.
As for months, they first letters are not capitalized (unless they stand at the beginning of a sentence), and they are, as follows:
January in Polish is styczeń
February in Polish is luty
March in Polish is marzec
April in Polish is kwiecień
May in Polish is maj
June in Polish is czerwiec
July in Polish is lipiec
August in Polish is sierpień
September in Polish is wrzesień
October in Polish is październik
November in Polish is listopad
December in Polish is grudzień
There are numerous children’s rhymes, verses and songs that talk about months, as well as popular sayings. One of them is: ‘’kwiecień, plecień,bo przeplata, trochę zimy trochę lata’’ (talking about how April likes to mix things up - a little bit of summer, a little bit of winter…)
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