A Quick Guide on Polish Greetings – Top 15 Phrases

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Hi there,

Want to learn Polish greetings? Good!

In this Polish language guide, you will learn Polish greetings. Ways to say hello. Ways to say bye. Everything that can be considered a greeting.

By the way, there’s also a free audio lesson you can listen to. Why? So you can year real pronunciation and learn faster.

A Quick Guide on Polish Greetings

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You should also listen and hear real Polish – Press play below. Try this Free Lesson from PolishPod101.com (click here to visit) about greetings. It’s only 3 minutes long.

  • Hello
  • Cześć!

This is one of the most important Polish greetings. In fact, it’s so important that you will see it AGAIN in this guide. How do you say it? It sounds like “chesht.” Kind of like chest.

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  • Hey!
  • Hej!

How do you say “hey” in Polish? This is how. A super casual Polish greeting. So, if you were looking for ways to say “hey” or “hi,” use this.

say hello in polish

  • Good morning.
  • Dzień dobry.

Let’s not forget morning greetings. You can use this Polish greeting from 6AM to 11AM. You could also use it at 5AM but who is awake then, huh? Not me. Not PDF Jeff.

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  • Good afternoon.
  • Dzień dobry.

From 12PM to 5PM, you can use the… same exact phrase as “good morning.”

say hello in polish

  • Good evening
  • Dobry wieczór.

Now, what if it’s 6PM? You should say “good evening.”

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  • What’s up?
  • Jak tam?

Asking someone how they are or “what’s up” are other valid Polish greetings.

  • How are you?
  • Jak się masz?

Asking “how are you” can indeed be counted as a greeting. People use it all the time when running into their friends.

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Parting Polish Greetings

Parting greetings are ways to say bye. So, if you’re learning to say “hello” in Polish, you should also learn to say “bye.” So, here we go.

  • Bye
  • Pa

This is a very informal parting greeting. It just means “bye.” You can use it with friends.

  • Bye
  • Cześć

You already learned that Cześć means hello but it also means bye. Also an informal phrase.

Now, what about formal?

  • Goodbye
  • Do widzenia

This is the most polite way to say “bye” in Polish so be sure to remember it.

Extra Polish Greetings

Polish Greetings for Christmas.

How do you say Merry Christmas in Polish? Use this phrase:

  • Wesołych Świąt!
  • Merry Christmas

Polish Christmas Greetings aside, you can say other holiday greetings as well.

  • Wesołych świąt!
    • Happy Holidays
  • Cieszyć się wakacjami!
    • Enjoy the holidays
  • Szczęśliwego nowego roku!
    • Have a happy New Year

Polish Birthday Greetings

To wish someone a happy birthday in Polish, just say…

  • Wszystkiego najlepszego!
  • Pronunciation: Wshystkyego naylepshego

Or, you can say this super common phrase:

  • Sto lat!
  • 100 years

Here, you’re literally wishing them to live for a 100 years more, as a way to say “happy birthday” in Polish. Definitely a very natural Polish birthday greeting.

Check out this lesson for more info.


Now you know a whole bunch of Polish greetings. This includes Christmas greetings, Holiday greetings and Birthday Greetings as well!

Want to keep this lesson so you can memorize these phrases? Then print this page.

By the way, if you want to learn even more Polish, then check out these resources.

– PDF Jeff

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