Episode 45: You Are Waiting Then Nothing Not You Are Having!
Czekacie to nic nie macie!
English Phonemes: “[cz]eh-KAH-chyeh toh neets nyeh MAH-chyeh”
Literal Translation: You are waiting then nothing not you are having.
Elegant Translation: You wait, you don’t have anything.
English Equivalent: Waiting gets you nowhere.
We Poles love our glib rhyming pearls of wisdom. This is another one. It’s a funny way of saying waiting won’t get you very far.
Czekacie = You are waiting [2nd person plural, present tense]
To = Then, This [depending on context]
Nic = Nothing
Nie = No, Not
Macie = You are having, You have [2nd person plural, present tense]