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Polish is a Slavic language with strong similarities to Russian in vocabulary and grammar. Although this language uses the Latin alphabet, it still has close links to other Slavic languages which use the Cyrillic alphabet. There is no definite article in Slavic languages, which means that a noun, say, 'cat', could mean just 'cat', 'a cat' or 'the cat'. §

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Fun facts about Polish

The Polish idiom 'nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy' - not my circus, not my monkeys - means 'it's nothing to do with me'.

If something is really easy, it's a 'bułka z masłem' - literally 'a bread roll with butter'.

A Polish tongue twister goes 'w Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie i Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie' - in Szczebrzeszyn a beetle buzzes in the reed.

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