Today was my second venture into the Polish language; Lesson 2 of my Rosetta Stone software package. A little more challenging than yesterday but not too much worse as it logically incorporated many of the terms learned in Lesson 1. For example words like kobieta (woman) and samolot (airplane) which were learned on day 1 were reintroduced with a few verbs, such as biegnie (run) and skacze (jump). So an example of something a 2 year old Polish child could say, kobieta biegnie, translates to something along the lines of “the woman is running.”
I can understand how it may seem so trivial to some, however it truly is a humbling experience to attempt to learn another language. I also think that English speakers are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning another language, because English is unlike another other language currently spoken. Whereas Spanish is related to French and Italian, and Polish is related to Russian, English in my experience is truly unique, and that isn’t necessarily a good thing.