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- Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotation: C – Constitution
- Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotatio: B – bocian
- Polish language and culture in a nutshell – a lexicon of cultural connotation
- Cultural shock – fun or confusion?
- Kissing Day – 28 December or 6 July?
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Miesięczne archiwum: Grudzień 2010
A kiss is primarily an expression of love, but also reverence, submission, respect and well wishes. It is the oldest way of communication, body language, overgrown rich symbolism. Kiss in Polish ‘całować’ is semantically associated with whole ‘cały’. This means … Czytaj dalej
Christmas The Mystery of Christmas Eve in Poland ‘Silent night, Holy night, All is calm; All is bright…” The night of 24th to 25th December was celebrated long before Christ in all civilisations of the solar cult. The mystery of … Czytaj dalej
Stereotypes are a social product. In spite of being „politicly incorrect”, they exist and mirrors all hidden emotions and attitudes towards others. Also, they discover how „others” are evaluated. The comparison between ‚self-portrait’ and the pictures of the other nations … Czytaj dalej
St Andrew’s Day is a continuation of the ancient tradition of magical practices for telling the future, especially regarding love. As the custom was popular not only in Poland, but in Central and West Europe as well, it means that love, marriage are the crucial values for young people worldwide. Czytaj dalej