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Mylące podobieństwo. O paronimach na lektoracie języka polskiego

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Confusing resemblance. Paronyms on Polish language course

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In the article, the author presents the problem of the similar sounding words, also known as paronyms. Many Polish words are written and pronounced almost in the same way. Except for articulation, they have nothing in common so confusion of their meanings leads to an unsuccessful communication. It concerns Poles as well as foreigners who learn Polish. Getting to know the proper meaning of this kind of words helps to improve and expand the vocabulary which is not always clear and well-understood. In the theoretical part, there are presented the chosen texts about the Polish paronyms. It contains also the example of the similar sounding words which are divided according to the topic. The practical part shows exercises by practicing the paronyms connected with describing people.


  • doktorantka Centrum POLONICUM UW


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