06 Nov, 2010
How to say “I’m cold” in Polish – polish your Polish, part 16
Posted by: Michał In: polish your Polish
The weather in London has been really mild over the past few weeks, but don’t let it fool you. It’ll get cold and miserable soon. Already everyone on the tube is sneezing and it made me realise that I never really told you how to express your dissatisfaction with lower temperatures, did I ?
If you want to simply say “I’m cold”, the best phrase to use is
Or if you prefer to use the full sentence:
Jest mi zimno.
If you want to ask someone if they’re cold too, simply say:
Or if you feel brave enough to go for a full question (which also may sound a bit more formal):
Czy jest ci zimno?
Obviously, the word ‘cold’ in English has also another meaning. So when you want to say that your nose is blocked and you feel like staying under the duvet with some hot tea (in other words, you have a cold), you say:
Jestem przeziębiona (female)
Jestem przeziębiony (male)
That’probably easier to remember, isn’t it?
And if someone sneezes, just say
Coincidentally, this is what you say when you raise a glass or two. Cheers! And stay warm.
PS. Sorry the usual audio files are not there this time.
Blu Sky image by Voyageur Solitaire-mladenovic_N via Flickr, used under the Creative Commons licence