How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Polish

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September 28, 2020
How To Talk About Tech And The Internet In Polish

The internet is a vast resource for learning, which also happens to be the most distracting place in the world to learn anything. One minute you’re looking up language flashcards and the next you’re down a rabbit hole of videos where objects get crushed by a hydraulic press. One of the best ways to ensure your online time and learning are intrinsically interlinked is by actually using technology and the internet in Polish. Changing your settings on your phone and computer is a useful tool for giving yourself a dose of language every time you go online.

Before you can do that, though, you’ll need to make sure you can actually understand some of the internet in Polish. We collected some of the most basic vocab you’ll need so that you won’t feel too lost. And to hear each of the terms pronounced by a native speaker, hit the play button next to each of the words and phrases.

Talking About Tech And The Internet In Polish

Polish Technology Vocabulary

hardware — hardware

computer — komputer

laptop — laptop

cable — kabel

to charge — ładować (imperf.), naładować (perf.)

keyboard — klawiatura

mouse — myszka

printer — drukarka

compatible — kompatybilny

wireless — bezprzewodowy

software — oprogramowanie

to install — instalować (imperf.), zainstalować (perf.)

click — kliknięcie

menu — menu

folder — folder

file — plik

to save — zapisywać (imperf.), zapisać (perf.)

bug — błąd

offline — offline

to drag — przeciągać (imperf.), przeciągnąć (perf.)

Polish Internet Vocabulary

internet — Internet

browser — przeglądarka

link — link

to load — ładować (imperf.), załadować (perf.)

blog — blog

virus — wirus

pop-up — pop-up

online — online

to download — pobierać (imperf.), pobrać (perf.)

to search — szukać (imperf.), poszukać (perf.)

email — e-mail

chat — czat

message — wiadomość

draft — wersje robocze

emoticon — emotikon

email address — adres mailowy

to write — pisać (imperf.), napisać (perf.)

to open — otwierać (imperf.), otworzyć (perf.)

attachment — załącznik

to send — wysyłać (imperf.), wysłać (perf.)

social media — portale społecznościowe

to sign up — rejestrować się (imperf.), zarejestrować się (perf.)

to log in — logować się (imperf.), zalogować się (perf.)

member — członek

password — hasło

popular — popularny

forum — forum

community — społeczność

network — sieć

to follow — śledzić (imperf.)

Polish Tech And Internet Phrases

I surf the internet. — Surfuję po Internecie.

I’ll send it to you, what’s your email address? — Prześlę ci to, jaki masz adres mailowy?

You can download the program. — Możesz ściągnąć ten program.

All of my files are gone. — Wszystkie moje pliki zniknęły.

I spend my time in front of the computer. — Spędzam czas przed komputerem.

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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