WORDtrans’ Polish Translation Service is extremely busy! In the past twelve months, WORDtrans translated more than 337,000 words from English and Polish, emphasising how popular our Polish Translation Service is.
Polish translations to and from all other language variations are available from WORDtrans. Our Polish translators are native speakers, professionally qualified both in linguistics and in their field of specialism. Our Polish translation texts are produced in a wide range of fields, including electronics, engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial. WORDtrans Polish Translation Service are experienced of translating many types of documentation, including legal contracts, websites, manuals and advertising.
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Poland lies in the heart of Europe with the Baltic Sea to the north, Germany to the west, the Czech and Slovak Republics to the south and Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia to the east. It’s thought that the country’s name derives from the tribe of Polans that live in the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region.
Poland was originally a kingdom, with the first monach, Duke Mieszko I, establishing the state within boundaries similar to those of Poland today. By the middle of the 11th century, Krakow was established as the royal seat and in 1364 one of Europe’s first universities was established there. For a 30-year period between 14th and 15th centuries, Poland was Europe’s largest state. However, surrounded by the Ottomans in the south, the Tatars from
Crimea in the east and the Russian tsars from north and east, Poland was a prime target for invasion and indeed, much of its history since has been a tale of empire-building by one foreign force or another.
In the early 16th century, the arts and sciences flourished in Poland, best illustrated by the work of Polish Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who was born in Thorn. At the time, the country’s population was made up of Poles and Lithuanians, but by the end of the 16th century, Poland had the largest Jewish population in Europe. The Polish capital moved from Krakow to Warsaw sometime between 1596 and 1609.
The 18th century wasn’t kind to Poland. The country was subject to three partitions by its more powerful neighbours and for over a hundred years, disappeared from the World Map. Poland’s fortunes were battered again during WWI and WWII. With no formal Polish state, the Austrian, German and Russian armies conscripted Poles, resulting in them fighting each other. Much of the fighting in WWI was also conducted on Polish territory, resulting in terrible loss of life. WWII began with the invasion of Poland by Germany, prompting the Soviets to then move in from the East and claim the other half. By the end of WWII, Poland lay in ruins and about 20% of the population had lost their lives, including almost all Poland’s Jewish population. Post war, the country fell under Soviet occupation.
Latterly, Poland’s fortunes have changed for the better, though only after a tumultuous period following the collapse of Communism. Today, Poland has the largest economy in Eastern Europe (GDP was $420 billion in 2007) and a high level of foreign investment. Companies have been drawn to set up in Poland because of its highly educated population and low-cost, compared to other European countries. Among the industries that fuel Poland’s burgeoning economy are petrochemicals, machine tools, electronics, car manufacturing and shipbuilding.
Poland: 38.2 million. Capital: Warsaw, 1.7 million
Polish is a Western Slavonic language from the Indo-European family. The differences between Polish and Slovak are comparable to those between German and Swiss German, with 75% of the vocabulary being the same or similar*. Polish shares some Latin grammar and vocabulary. Like Latin, there are no articles.
During the partitions of Poland (mentioned above), Prussian and Russian conquerors tried, unsuccessfully, to eradicate Polish identity, including the Polish language. Today, it is spoken by most of Poland’s 38 million inhabitants and as a second language in some parts of Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine.
Kupala Night (Feast of St John the Baptist and coincident with the Summer solstice) is a popular holiday in Poland in which people jump bonfires as a test of bravery and faith.