Polish is the official language of Poland and is spoken by approximately 40 million people worldwide. It has been designated as one of official languages of the European Union since 2004. Polish is the second most spoken Slavic language, after Russian, and it is also one of the most difficult languages to learn due to very complicated grammar.
Standard Polish is spoken by all Polish speakers, though there are many dialects that are unique to the various regions of Poland. Native Polish speakers have no difficulties understanding all the variations because there are few differences from the standard Polish.
Read more interesting facts about Polish in our November 2008 Newsletter.