How to use the definite article in Polish

How to use the definite article in Polish

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Polish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Polish lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Polish definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Polish definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Polish. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.


the window
the book
the boy
the brother
the family
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Polish is spoken by 38 million people in Poland. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Polish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Polish

Learn to get by in Polish with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Polish, introduce yourself in Polish and even hold a conversation in Polish after you have met someone.

Jest tu jedzenie.
There is food here.
Jest tu woda.
There is water here.
Jest tu ktoś.
There is someone here.
Jest tu pies.
There is a dog here.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Polish in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Polish learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Polish in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Polish.

Step 4 : The definite article in Polish

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns in English (the book, the chair, the door etc.). Using the nouns książka, krzesło and drzwi (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use each noun with the definite article. This is easy in Polish, because in Polish, there is no definite article. So the word książka can mean book or the book, the word krzesło can mean chair or the chair and the word drzwi can mean door or the door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Polish including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Polish nouns książka, krzesło and drzwi, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Polish).

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