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Polish translation: gej

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English term or phrase:gay
Polish translation:gej
Entered by: Jacek Krankowski
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16:43 Jun 22, 2001
English to Polish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: gay
gay - I know what it means I just wonder if there is a nice word for it in Polish - the one that could be used on TV (but not homoseksualista)
Ivona
United States
Local time: 13:07
gej
Explanation:
Probably the only Polish word for "gay" that does not sound vulgar or offensive...

You will find it in:
Słownik Wyrazów Obcych i Zwrotów Obcojęzycznych.

Btw, the form "gay" also exists in Polish, yet linguists recommend the "polonized" form (gej).


Hope it helps.
Selected response from:

Kamil
Local time: 20:07
Grading comment
Thank you. Just wanted to make sure if this word is in fact used as it is featured in the dictionary.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1gejKamil
naosoba o odmiennej orientacji seksualnej
Robert Pranagal
naciota
Teresa Goscinska


  

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58 mins
ciota


Explanation:
Nie jest to bardzo "nice" ale to tylko przychodzi mi na mysl


    Zycie
Teresa Goscinska
Local time: 06:07
Native speaker of: Polish
PRO pts in pair: 723
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9 hrs
osoba o odmiennej orientacji seksualnej


Explanation:
If you want a direct translation of gay,
that could be used on tv,
HOMOSEKSUALISTA is as nice and smooth as it gets in Polish.

Of course, there are tons of slang, rude, or informal terms:

Pedał, Gejo, Ciota (aforementioned), Pedzio, and so on...

If you want to be really gentle, smooth and unoffensive, you need an expression that is pretty way around, such as:

osoba o odmiennej orientacji seksualnej

or something along these lines.

Hope it helps
.

Robert Pranagal
Local time: 20:07
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 1167
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
gej


Explanation:
Probably the only Polish word for "gay" that does not sound vulgar or offensive...

You will find it in:
Słownik Wyrazów Obcych i Zwrotów Obcojęzycznych.

Btw, the form "gay" also exists in Polish, yet linguists recommend the "polonized" form (gej).


Hope it helps.


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Kamil
Local time: 20:07
PRO pts in pair: 31
Grading comment
Thank you. Just wanted to make sure if this word is in fact used as it is featured in the dictionary.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Katarzyna Landa: "Gej" wsezöo jak najbardziej do polskiego slownictwa.
7 hrs

agree  Izand: popieram te odpowiedz
3 days 7 hrs
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