Months in Polish

October 04, 2021 2 min read


Months Of The Year In Polish

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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3 Responses

Melita Bruce
Melita Bruce

June 19, 2023

I speak five languages, Tagalog, English, French, Spanish and Italian in varying degrees of fluency, but Polish to me is extremely challenging. Nothing is faintly familiar.


January 17, 2023

Its surprising for me, as a Serbian person learning Polish, how almost everything is understandable for me, I even learned grammar very quickly, but the months were absolutely a great problem for me because in Serbia, we abandoned the old Slavic month names after monarchy ended. So after all, I just wanna say thanks, because now I learned it, and I won’t make a single mistake, Thanks!

patricia kolski
patricia kolski

February 24, 2022

I guess my parents didn’t talk about the months that much. A bit stuck on pronunciation. Wish I had it phonetically.

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