Jak się masz the Polish phrase is the English equivalent for how are you? is This is the first phrase most English speakers trying to learn Polish learn. I think I learned this when I was a kid. However I did not learn Polish until much latter. I think most people dabble in Polish for years then buckle down and get serious at another point in time.
Phrases similar to Jak sie masz
All these phrases mean basically the same, an informal hello. ‘ Co u ciebie’ means ‘what is up with you’. ‘Jak tam’ is basically ‘how are you there’. ‘Jak leci’ is literally ‘how is it flying’, or more generally, ‘what is going on’.
One of my favorites is,’ jak leci stary byku’ – but warning, say this only to a guy and it is very informal. This means,’ how is it flying old bull’.
Note that when I wrote ‘Jak sie masz‘ in this header I dropped the Polish character ę which is sounds like ‘elm’ I do this a lot when I write in Polish, I guess I am just lazy. Everyone will understand you, but I know its not great, its like a spelling mistake in English.
How to I say masz jak sie
Jak sie masz is pronounced ‘Yak she mash’ , basically. Note in the above header I played with the word order. Again I did this on purpose, to show you that Polish has a flexible word order. Granted you might never here ‘sie masz jak’ but in Polish anything is possible as it is such a crazy language.
Masz is informal
Jak sie pani ma, might be the formal equivalent of jak sie masz. As ma is the third person of have. In Polish you speak a formal language to people you do not know. It is almost like you are speaking about them, rather than to them even though they are right in front of you. Jak sie pani ma means ‘how oneself have one madam’ while jak sie masz means ‘how have you’, basically. In general this is a basic Polish phrase for greeting someone.
If you have any questions about jak sie masz or disagree with any of the points above let me know. I wanted to give you a phrase in Polish and tell you about it so you would learn more than how to say just ‘how are you’ in Polish.