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Czech belongs together with Polish and Slovak to the West Slavic language group. A striking feature of Czech is the use of many consonants in succession.

Example: "Stick your finger in your neck, Greek" = "Strc prst skrz krk, Crk".

The stress is almost always on the first syllable of a word. You can clearly hear the difference between long and short vowels. Long vowels are written with an accent; á, é, í, ú and ý. The ó is unknown in Czech. Without this accent, the vowels are pronounced short.

Some words and expressions:

One - jedna
Ten - deset
One hundred - sto
One thousand - tisíc
What time is it? - kolik je hodin?
What day is it today? - co je dnes za den?
Morning - dopoledne
Afternoon - odpoledne
In the evening - vec'er
At night - v noci
Hello sir - dobrý den, pane
Hello - nazdar
How are you - jak se dar'í
Goodbye - na shledanou
Good journey - s't'astnou cestu
Where is the toilet? - kde isou toalety?
Who is that? - kdo you to?


Sources

Mandos, M. / Tsjechië
ANWB

Schneider, J. / Tsjechië
Kosmos-Z&K

Sioras, E. / Czech Republic
Marshall Cavendish

Tsjechië, Slowakije
Lannoo

Wilson, N. / Czech & Slovak Republics
Lonely Planet

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

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