dzien dobry

01:44 Sep 27, 2000
Polish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Polish term or phrase: dzien dobry
dzien dobry
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na +1see the explanation
Alexander Kudriavtsev
na"good morning" or "good day"
Katarzyna (Kathy) Labedzki
Brian KEEGAN (X)
naGood morning
Ivona McCormick



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This is a greeting that, depending on a context it can mean "Good morning" or "Good afternoon". In Polish there is no special phrase for greeting in the morning. It can also mean "Hello" and is often used in this sence said with a casual intonation.

Alexander Kudriavtsev
Local time: 12:35
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in BelarusianBelarusian
PRO pts in pair: 15

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agree  Jacek Krankowski (X)
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17 mins

It's hello, as in the equivalent of "Bonjour!" or "Guten Tag!". It's
formal (i.e. it's not "Hi!") and it's used during the daylight hours. Later in the day one says "Dobry wieczor!". Probably an English equiv would be "Good day!", but that sounds a bit prissy to me...

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Brian KEEGAN (X)
Local time: 10:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8
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7 hrs
Good morning

It simply means good morning or literaly good day. You can use this phrase while greeting people in the morning or in the afternoos since Polish do not have a specific phrase for afternoon greeting (like in U.S. or Great Britain - good afternoon).

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Ivona McCormick
United States
Local time: 03:35
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 106
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20 hrs
"good morning" or "good day"

This is a common phrase used on an everyday basis as "good morning" or "good day" is in English. It's a greeting, in this case you'd have to find out what time of day they were in when they were actually saying it.

Katarzyna (Kathy) Labedzki
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