StringerBell wrote:I came across the word "gówno" in my novel, which the internet tells me means "shit". Is gówno considered particularly vulgar?
No, I would say that using it is simple unpolite. Not much more.
StringerBell wrote: I know that kurwa is the all-purpose curseword that can be used anywhere, anytime And cholera seems to be used more in the way we'd use "damn" or "hell" in English.
That is true. The first one is the strongest one of all. At least as far as I know.
StringerBell wrote:Would I be correct in saying that cholera is a relatively mild "curse" and kurwa and gówno are both much stronger?
As I said above "Gówno" is not a curse. Other is true.
StringerBell wrote:A character in the show said, "Gówno wiecie" which in the English subtitles was translated as "You don't know shit." I guess literally in Polish this would be saying, "You know shit." Does that English translation make sense? Would you say "Gówno wiecie" to mean "you don't know shit/you don't know anything."?
I do not now English curse words so I would say it is a strong and unpolite way of saying "You don't know anything."
StringerBell wrote:Fun new expressions/vocab:
nie przejmuj się = don't worry about it ***Is this the same as "nie ma sprawy"?
They are different ones. First is don't worry about, but the second is like "you're welcome" when someone thanked you for something
StringerBell wrote:nieumyślne spowodowanie śmierci = involuntary manslaughter
Yes. Thanks to watching crime shows I understand the English term
StringerBell wrote:współpracować = to cooperate <<<this one has been popping up a lot!
Yes, but I don't know the context, which may be important. If it is about communist times, then it probably means that someone was "współpracownik" (cooperator), what means he was a "tajny współpracownik" (secret cooperator) who signed a pact with security service and provided them with information for cash or other profits.
https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajny_wsp ... 2pracownik
We have problems with that today - quite a lot people benefited from that level up in their carriers, and now they are saying, that this was not a problem, they didn't hurt anyone and so one. It is seldom that someone tells "sorry". Unfortunately.