As part of my escapades around Warsaw I spend a fair bit of time making a fool of myself on Polskie Radio Bis, better known as Biska. Part of my ‘stuff’ is a weekly Friday slot known as Strefa Rafa where I throw odd Polish cultural phrases at listeners who have a week to come up with interesting translations into English. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of the Polish phrases with you together with audio clips of the translations the listeners gave:
“bo to zła kobieta była”
“wykręcić komuś numer”
“na dwoje babka wróżyła”
It really is amazing the ideas people come up with when they put their minds to it. It also makes the life of the translator so much more fulfilling.