Reading dates in Polish is often a challenge. Here is a simple way to remember how to spell and read days, months and years in Polish correctly.
First of all, remember that we can ask two different questions: “What day is today?” And “When …?”, For example “When is your birthday?” Or “In what year did you come to Poland for a first time?”.
Let’s start with the question “When”. Here you have such a formula to remember: DDMD. What is it? Of course! Dopełniacz-Dopełniacz-Mianownik-Dopełniacz. To read: day and month, use Dopełniacz, to read the year – use the Mianownik first (for the first two digits), followed by Dopełniacz again – for the last two digits of the annual date.
The second question you can ask is: “Which day is today?”. In this situation we are dealing with a small change. The formula is: M-D-M-D. It means that only the day is read differently.
Please read the following dates:
When did that happen?
Do you know what happened then?