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International Words in Polish

The table below shows how international words were adopted in the Polish language. These few examples should help you to understand Polish words like 'fizyka' or 'filozofia'.

Language International Word Shift Polish Word Polish Sound
English computer c > k komputer [pronunciation]
German Computer c > k
English casino c > k; i > y kasyno [pronunciation]
German Kasino i > y
French casino c > k; i > y
English club c > k klub [pronunciation]
German Klub
French club c > k
English civilization ci > cy; v > w; tion > cja cywilizacja [pronunciation]
German Zivilisation z > c; v > w; tion > cja
French civilisation ci > cy; v > w; tion > cja
English civilian ci > cy; v > w cywil [pronunciation]
German Zivilist z > c; v > w
French civil ci > cy; v > w
English institution i > y; tion > cja instytucja [pronunciation]
German Institution i > y; tion > cja
French institution i > y; tion > cja
English situation i > y; tion > cja sytuacja [pronunciation]
German Situation i > y; tion > cja
French situation i > y; tion > cja
English philosophy ph > f; s > z filozofia [pronunciation]
German Philosophie ph > f; s > z
French philosophie ph > f; s > z
English physics phy > fi; s > z; i > y; c > k fizyka [pronunciation]
German Physik phy > fi; s > z; i > y;
French physique phy > fi; s > z