• Śniadanie

    Today's word is "śniadanie" (shnyah-DAH-nyeh). Breakfast, the first meal of the day. In Poland this usually consists of of breads, cakes, jam, cold cuts, cheeses, and eggs. "Zurek" (rye soup with kielbasa & egg) is a popular soup served hot in the morning. "Grysik" is a sweet cream of wheat soup popular with children. "Drugie śniadanie", or "second breakfast" refers to a bag lunch (sandwich, cake, fruits) eaten later at work.

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  • Kolacja

    Today's word is "kolacja" (koh-LATS-ya). This is typically translated as "supper" or "dinner." However, in Poland and many European countries, supper and dinner are not quite the same thing. Supper is typically a light meal eaten later in the evening, whereas dinner or "obiad" is eaten in the early afternoon.

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