How to read Polish fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

You should learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words. Polish has complex consonant clusters.

Polish has grammatical case, gender, aspect, and free word order. Subject pronouns are often dropped. Compare them with English syntax, tense, conjugations, etc.

Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Polish is similar to Czech, Slovak, Russian, and other Slavic languages. They have similar vocabularies, pronunciations, and grammars.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Keyboard
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You need only a text editor. Install Polish keyboard layout. Change the window size and the font size.

    Or you can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    polish 2letters
    polish 3letters
    polish 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat form 2 letter word to 4 letter word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training for reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write other sentences with line breaks.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    You can read without pronunciation. But pronunciation is important to learn words. Polish has many consonants. Learn the structure of syllable.

    Read Polish Wikipedia. Read the first sentence of pages. Read many definitions.

    Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Polish has free word order and no article. Guess the meaning of sentences. And learn the grammar.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Keyboard

    Polish has letters of ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż. You have to add a languages or input method for diacritical marks.

    Polish (Programmers) keyboard layout has the QWERTY order. Use the dead key or the Alt Gr key.

    Pronunciation

    The spelling of Polish words are very different from English words. You should learn pronunciation first.

    Learn how to pronounce vowels, consonants, syllables, words, and sentences. They have their own rules.

    And learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words.

    Learn vowels and consonants with alphabets and IPA symbols. Polish has many consonants and complicated rules.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Google Translate shows sounds of words and sentences.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    svo

    Imagine the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase.

    Polish has flexible word order. Subject pronouns are often omitted.

    relationship

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn grammatical person, case, tense, etc.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    Polish has grammatical case, gender, aspect, and free word order. Subject pronouns are often dropped.

    Learn them with simple sentences. Write and speak sentences. Learn nouns with their genders.

    Compare Polish cases with English syntaxes. Compare Polish aspects with English tense.

    Other Languages

    Polish is similar to Czech, Slovak, Russian, and other Slavic languages. They have similar vocabularies, pronunciations, and grammars.

    They have many words from Proto-Slavic. Learn words with etymology. Use Wiktionary.

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