PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pālìti.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.lʲit͡ɕ/
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VerbEdit

palić impf (perfective zapalić)

  1. to heat a dwelling by burning fuel
    Zimą palę drewnem.In the winter I heat with wood.
  2. to smoke (e.g. a cigarette)
    Palę od czasów liceum.I've smoked since high school.
  3. to sear, to burn, to cause a burning sensation
    Słońce pustyni paliło nas niemiłosiernie.The desert sun seared us mercilessly.
  4. (by extension) to have a hot, spicy taste
  5. (informal) of a motor vehicle: to burn, to consume fuel
    Ile pali na setkę?How much does it burn per 100 kilometers?
  6. (reflexive) to burn; to be consumed by fire
    Dom się pali.The house is burning.
  7. (reflexive) of light: to be on
    Dziadek jeszcze nie śpi, widać że w jego pokoju pali się światło.Grandpa is still up, you can see that the light is on in his room.
  8. (reflexive) to be eager [+ do (genitive) = for something]
    Nowi rekruci palili się do walki.The new recruits were eager to fight.

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Further readingEdit

  • palić in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • palić in Polish dictionaries at PWN