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March 17, 2020 2 min read
The idea of an aunt and uncle in Polish families takes up a very important place. This closeness of a family is typical for any Slavic culture. Poland is no different.
Dziadek wujeczny is simply the term for grand uncle in the Polish language, but it’s not used as such… Often grand uncles in the family are called either grandfathers or just uncles.
Are you wondering how you say uncle in Polish? The answer is, IPA: /ˈvu.jɛk/ . Traditionally, wujek, is uncle in Polish spelling, and a diminutive, used to be the term used only for uncles from a mother’s side - as stryjek is the name for a father’s brother.
Learning how to spell uncle in Polish and how to say uncle in Polish can come in very handy as the term can be used for all males in the family that are your parent’s age. Also, an aunt and an uncle in Polish culture can also be used as names for those people who are present in your family life even if you are not related - like close friends of your parents. And the more aunts and uncles you have in your life, the richer you are!
IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɔ.t͡ʃa/ as it’s pronounced, or ciocia as it’s spelled - is the Polish word for an aunt, or your uncle’s wife. Every Polish aunt holds a special place in the family, as they are known to bring the best presents for kids and make the best culinary treats!
Hopefully this little knowledge will help you strengthen the bond among your family members! After watching the video below, be sure to check out our article on how to say Aunt In Polish.
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