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Polish is spoken by 46 million people, making it the 21st most spoken language in the world.

Polish is mainly spoken in Poland, one of the largest EU states in terms of population. In fact, it is the 6th most populous in Europe. Polish is also spoken among the Polish diaspora around the world, namely in Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, the UK, the US, the Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, France, Australia, Ireland and Israel.

It is one of the Slavic languages that are written in a Latin alphabet, making it easier to learn. It can also allow you to understand other more difficult Slavic languages.

Polish around the world

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Countries where Polish is an official or national language
Countries where Polish is spoken by nationals of Polish descent

Why learn Polish?

  • Poland’s location makes it a link between east and west. Learning Polish will open up new business opportunities for you, specially since Poland became an EU member in 2004.
  • Polish is the language of many Nobel Prize winners such as Marie Curie, the first woman to hold a doctorate in Physics. She discovered Polonium and Radium and did research into the use of radioactivity in cancer treatment
  • Polish is the mother tongue of music geniuses such as Frederic Chopin. In addition, Poland is the home of famous scientists such as Nicolas Copernicus, the father of modern European astronomy, and eminent figures such as Pope John Paul II.
  • Polish will open up a whole new world of travel: beautiful coastal beaches and dunes, lake districts carved out by glaciers, flat plains, lush forests, table mountains, and even a desert region.

Learn Polish online with busuu.com!

With our free Polish language course, you can learn by talking to native Polish speakers around the world!

As well as learning directly from other users, you can use our interactive language learning materials to practise and improve your language skills.

The materials are arranged into learning units. Each one is based on a certain topic and contains all of the most important vocabulary and phrases.


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Key phrase

Australia przyjęła ideę wielokulturowości. Mieszka tam wiele ludzi z różnych kultur.
Australia has embraced multiculturalism. There are many people from different cultures living there.

What does each language learning unit include?

Vocabulary: Learn important words and expressions with the aid of pictures and audio clips. Premium Members can also listen to key phrases.
Dialogue: Improve your reading comprehension with a fun dialogue, followed by questions to test your understanding. Premium Members can also listen to the audio version.
Writing exercise: Develop your written skills by writing a short text for other users to correct.
busuu-talk: Connect with native speakers via our integrated video-chat application, which allows you to chat online or even talk to other users in the busuu.com community.
Review: Test how much you've learnt with a short quiz and win busuu-berries!
PDF: Print out a PDF with each of the grammar and learning units, so that you can even study offline. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Podcast: Listen to podcasts containing the vocabulary, example sentences and dialogues for each of the grammar and learning units. This tool is only available to Premium Members.
Voice recording: You can practise your pronunciation, by recording a character’s part in a dialogue, and posting it for native speakers to correct you. Voice recording is only available for Premium Members.