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1. How to Say "Thank You!" in Czech


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INTRODUCTION
Hello! [Hello in Czech]! My name is Martin. and I'll be your language teacher and cultural guide throughout this introductory course.
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! The Czech Republic is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you simple expressions that are bound to come in handy throughout your trip to the Czech Republic. I can’t stress this enough: A little a bit of language can go a long way!
GRAMMAR POINT
In Czech, the most simple way of saying “Thank you” is
Děkuji.
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN:
(slow) Dě-ku-ji.
ONCE MORE:
Děkuji.
“Děkuji” is a verb, and the dictionary form is “děkovat” which in English will be translated as “to thank”. So literally translated, the word “děkuji” means “(I) thank”.
Another simple and common way of saying “Thank you” is the word Díky. It is a bit similar to the English “thanks”.
Let’s break it down
( slow)Dí-ky (the first syllable is longer than the second one)
( once more)
Díky
There will be occasions when you will want to express your gratitude in a more polite and appreciable manner. When that happens, you should use the expression “Moc děkuji”.
LET’S BREAK THAT DOWN:
(slow) Moc dě-ku-ji.
ONCE MORE:
Moc děkuji.
The first word “moc” means “a lot” or “much”, so the English equivalent for “Moc děkuji” is “Thank (you) a lot” but the word order is opposite. You can also say “Děkuji moc” and the meaning will stay the same.
To show deeper gratitude, especially to a specific person, you can say “Velmi vám děkuji” which in English will be translated as “Thank you very much”.
The word “Velmi” literally means “very” and “vám” is translated as “(to) you”.
LET’S BREAK THAT DOWN:
(slow) Vel-mi vám dě-ku-ji.
ONCE MORE:
Velmi vám děkuji.
In the Czech Republic, you will probably also hear the word Děkuju many times every day. Děkuju has basically the same meaning as děkuji. Děkuju is officially not a correct expression, but it is a kind of accent change. And anyway, people use děkuju very often, especially in daily casual conversation.
(slow) Děkuju
Děkuju
Here is another expression for showing gratitude using the word díky just by replacing děkuji in the expression děkuji moc. And we get:
Díky moc
(slow) Dí-ky moc
Díky moc
It means something like “thanks a lot”. Here the position of the word moc is also not strictly fixed. You can say either díky moc or moc díky.
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Hi CzechClass101.com Listeners! Thank you for joining us at CzechClass101.com! Why are you studying Czech? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Hi Gla,

Thank you for studying with us.
I am glad to hear that you are planning to visit the country! I belive you will have much better trip if you speak Czech. : )

Thank you again for your message and I am looking forward to seeing you often at CzechClass101.com : )

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avatar Gla

DOBRÝ DEN! I´M FROM BUENOS AIRES!
I´m opera singer, and music teacher, ´cause I want to learn Czech to sing Dvorak right :smile: !! and I´ll
visit Czech Republic sure!! and almost I´m librarian and dream to visit Klementium Library!!!
Dêkuji Moc!!! :smile:

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Hello George,

Thank you for posting.
We’re glad to hear that Prague left a huge impression on you. :thumbsup:

Let us know if you have any questions.

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dobrý den!
I’m from Georgia(Gruzie) & I’m going to study in Hradec Kralove Univerzita :sunglasses:
I was in Prague 5 months ago and it left a huge impression. :thumbsup:
& also my Girlfriend lives there :grin:

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Hello Jennifer,

Thank you for sharing your story! I agree with you.

If you know basic Czech, people here will be so impressed. Thank you for studying Czech before your business trip.

Jae
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I’m going to a conference near Prague in May. I’m told there’s no need to learn Czech (the conference languages will be English and German), but I like to at least learn a little of the local language wherever I go.

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Hi Aleksander

Thank you for your message!

Please keep up studying well and in case you have any doubts, we’re here to help :wink:

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Dêkuji Moc. :sweat_smile: I liked the lesson very much. My mom is from Czech Republic and I would love to surprise her with new words and phrases she has not heard me before. I need to practice a lot. I´m going to take all the lessons. Best regards. :sunglasses: :thumbsup:

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Hi Kunal Mehra,

That sounds cool! :sunglasses:
I wish you success!
If you have any questions about the lessons, please let us know.

Thank you,
Ofelia
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avatar Kunal Mehra

I have shifted to Czech republic for Job purposes. I am a finance guy so need to interact with Supplier, customers and Banks etc. so Czech is very important.