Beginner A1 level

Polish short stories for beginners

Learn the Polish language without studying the grammar

One of the problems facing people starting learning Polish is the quite complicated grammar of the language. If you start by studying it, there is a good chance of you will struggle and give it up completely.

But there's another, much more enjoyable and more natural way to learn the language. If you listen to and read easy Polish texts and stories a few times, you will learn popular vocabulary and correct grammar naturally.

This Polish language course has been designed exactly to help you do so. It is based on reading easy Polish stories and texts. Each story is very easy and contains popular A1 vocabulary. We will have around 20 of these stories in the complete course and when you finish it, you can try to engage in simple conversations with Polish language speakers and start our next course, Polish short stories for beginners A2. You can also try to learn Polish with Polish songs.

Each Polish story contains a Polish transcript, Polish audio recording, and English translation. We have also created special vocabulary exercises, to help you to remember key Polish words and phrases.

How to learn the language with Polish stories?

It is very easy. Below you will find links to each Polish short story. Click the link and start doing vocabulary exercises. You will see slides with pictures, Polish sounds and important vocabulary. Try to repeat words and sentences. You can also click the picture to listen to Polish pronunciation again. Spend a few minutes in this exercise, practising pronunciation.

Then move to the next part, where you will have to drag and drop the correct Polish translation of the English words. The vocabulary is the same as in previous exercises, so it should be easy.

In the next part of the lesson, you will see the short story in Polish and its English translation. Reading in Polish will help you to remember both vocabulary and grammar. Read and listen to each Polish text a few times and practice pronunciation.

Then move to the final exercises. Since you have practised so much, they should be very easy. This is the final drag and drop puzzle. Once you will finish the whole lesson, you can go back to the course page.

Please, try to do at least one Polish short story a day and remember from time to re-visit the lessons to revise vocabulary.

Anna i jej rodzina
Anna to kobieta
Kuchnia Anny
Anna gotuje zupę
Ewa sprząta swój pokój
Wycieczka do lasu
Adam jest chory
Wojtek kupuje psa
Ewa pomaga mamie
Sklep z ubraniami
Brudny samochód
Włoska restauracja
Nauka pływania
Szklany most
W oceanarium