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Czech Republic National Day: Celebrating Statehood Day

The Czech Republic celebrates its founding each year during a holiday called Czech Statehood Day (more commonly known as St. Wenceslas Day). It’s two holidays in one, but each holiday focuses on the same things: the creation of the Czech state and the patron saint behind it.

In this article, you’ll learn a little bit about St. Wenceslas and his place in history, as well as the Czech Statehood in general and how it’s celebrated.

At CzechClass101.com, we hope to make every aspect of your learning journey both fun and informative! So let’s get started, and delve into this most significant of Czech holidays and celebrations.

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1. What is Statehood Day?

On Statehood Day, better known as St. Wenceslas Day, the Czech Republic commemorates the saint after which the holiday is named. The Czech people consider St. Wenceslas to be the national patron saint and the founder of the state, hence the double celebration.

St. Wenceslas was such an important figure that his name lives on today. The name Vaclav (Wenceslas) has always been, up to the present day, one of the most popular and most frequently given Czech male names.

2. When is Czech Statehood Day?

St. Wenceslas Statue

Each year on September 28, Czechs celebrate St. Wenceslas Day and the Day of Czech Statehood.

3. How is it Celebrated?

Person Singing in Choir

St. Wenceslas is a widely revered national patron and his feast day is observed by the vast majority of Czechs. Considering that he is a saint, celebrations tend to take the form of solemn services in churches across the country. The biggest celebrations take place in locations that are historically associated with his life and in places that are symbols of national history.

The culmination of the celebrations of St. Wenceslas is a solemn Mass in the church of St. Wenceslas in Stará Boleslav, or the St. Wenceslas Cathedral. During this Mass, the relics of St. Wenceslas are exhibited, including the skull, on which rests a royal crown, a sign that he’s the perpetual hereditary prince of the Czech lands.

People repeatedly ask the saint in prayer for the intercession and protection of the Czech nation. Prayers can be summarized in the credo: “Saint Wenceslas, do not let us and our descendants perish.” Further, Czechs sing the hymn of St. Wenceslas, one of the oldest Czech songs at a thousand years old.

As for other St. Wenceslas Day Prague events, people may gather around the St. Wenceslas statue that rests there.

4. The Murder of Wenceslas

In which Bohemian city did the murder of Wenceslas occur in 935?

St. Wenceslas was murdered in 935 by the closed door of the church of St. Cosmas and Damian in Stará Boleslav, where he arrived at the invitation of his brother. Immediately afterwards, he began to be worshiped as a saint and as the patron of the Czech nation.

5. Must-Know Vocabulary for St. Wenceslas Day

Symbol of Czech Statehood

Here’s some vocabulary you need to know for these two Czech holidays!

  • Sv. Václav — “St. Wenceslas”
  • Pouť — “Pilgrimage”
  • Bohoslužba — “Divine worship”
  • Stará Boleslav — “Stará Boleslav”
  • Vražda — “Murder”
  • Česká státnost — “Czech statehood”
  • Křesťanství — “Christianity”
  • Patron světec — “Patron saint”
  • Kníže — “Duke”
  • Ostatek — “Relic”
  • Svatováclavský chorál — “St. Wenceslas chorale “
  • Národ — “Nation”
  • Přemyslovci — “Premyslid dynasty

To hear each of these vocabulary words pronounced, check out our Day of Czech Statehood & St. Wenceslas Day vocabulary list!

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Czech Holidays: The Day of Burning Jan Hus

Who was Jan Hus, and why do the Czech people have a holiday in commemoration of his burning? Czech martyr Jan Hus burned at the stake in 1415 for his beliefs and teachings, which spurred rebellion against foreign intervention.

In learning about Jan Hus beliefs, as well as this Czech reformer’s life and legacy, you’re opening the floodgates to Czech cultural knowledge! And as any successful language-learner can tell you, knowing a country’s culture is essential in mastering its language.

At CzechClass101.com, we hope to make your learning journey both fun and informative, starting now with the Czech martyr Jan Hus.

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1. What is the Day of Burning Jan Hus?

On July 6, 1415, a prominent Czech reformer and scholar named Jan Hus was burned at the stake for his opinions at the Church Council in Constance. His death sparked a rebellion in Bohemia and the Hussite wars against opponents of his doctrine, and against foreign intervention.

Although Jan Hus was the reformer of the Czech language, his last words, addressed to an ordinary woman who brought a log to his stake, were said in Latin: Sancta simplicitas! meaning “Holy simplicity!”

2. When is Jan Hus Day?

Depiction of a Martyr

The Czech Republic observes the Day of Burning Jan Hus each year on July 6.

3. Reading Practice: Jan Hus Day Traditions

A Priest

How do the Czech people commemorate the burning of Jan Hus? Read the Czech text below to find out! You can find the English translation directly below it.

  • Svátek, budící i po staletích politické i teologické vášně, byl ustanoven po vzniku Československa v roce 1918. Oslavy mají spíše oficiální ráz, na vzpomínkových akcích vystupují veřejné osobnosti a politikové. Součástí oslav bývají slavnostní ceremonie, pořádané především Československou církví husitskou, která se plně hlásí k Husovým teologickým názorům.

    Slavit svátek Jana Husa je možné i učením češtiny, neboť je třeba mít na paměti, že Jan Hus byl také jazykovědcem a výzamně ovlivnil podobu českého jazyka. Jeho největší přínos spočívá v tom, že zjednodušil psaní zavedením háčků a čárek a také položil základy spisovné češtiny.

  • The feast, which inflames political and theological passions even centuries later, was established after the founding of Czechoslovakia in 1918. The celebrations tend to have a more official character and public figures and politicians appear at the commemorative events. Part of the celebrations are festive ceremonies organized especially by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, which is fully committed to the Hus theological views.

    You can also celebrate the feast of Jan Hus by learning Czech, since it is important to remember that Jan Hus was also a linguist and considerably influenced the shape of the Czech language. His greatest contribution lies in the simplification of writing by introducing accents, and he also laid the foundations of literary Czech language.

    4. Where Did Jan Hus Preach?

    What chapel did Jan Hus preach in during his life?

    It’s called Bethlehem Chapel and it still stands in Prague’s New Town, managed by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. During his lifetime, Hus, who was then-rector of Prague University, preached and criticized social and religious ills in this place.

    Every year on Hus Day, a festive church service takes place here, honoring his memory.

    Another place often associated with Jan Hus is Charles University (Prague), where Hus was a dean.

    5. Vocabulary You Should Know for Jan Hus Day

    Woman with Chalk Drawing of Light Bulb Above head

    Here’s some vocabulary you should know for the Day of Burning Jan Hus!

    • Smrt — Death
    • Den upálení mistra Jana Husa — Jan Hus Day
    • Kněz — Priest
    • Křížová výprava — Crusade
    • Karlova univerzita — Charles University
    • Upálení — Burning
    • Kazatel — Preacher
    • Mučedník — Martyr
    • Myšlenka — Idea
    • Kacíř — Heretic
    • Reforma — Reformation
    • Rektor — Rector

    To hear each of these vocabulary words pronounced, check out our Jan Hus Day vocabulary list.

    Conclusion

    We hope you enjoyed learning about Jan Hus Day Prague traditions with us, and that you took away something valuable from this lesson! The legacy of Jan Hus is truly a significant aspect of Czech culture even today.

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    Learn How to Confidently Introduce Yourself In Czech

    Start off the year by learning how to introduce yourself properly in Czech! Learn easily with CzechClass101 in this four-minute video!

    Table of Contents

    1. 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in Czech
    2. Important Tips for Introducing Yourself
    3. Video - How to Introduce Yourself in Czech
    4. Why CzechClass101 is Perfect for Learning all about Czech Introductions

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    1. 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in Czech

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    First impressions are absolutely everything! Right? No, wrong - who you are every day is much more important. But first impressions are definitely not unimportant either. Make sure to introduce yourself correctly, as it could mean the difference between getting a job offer or a polite refusal from an employer. CzechClass101 shows you how to read, write and pronounce these self-introductions and conversation-starters like a native speaker!

    But first, a tip - wait to be asked before offering personal details such as your age. Good conversation is about unspoken reciprocity, and giving too many personal details too soon can be embarrassing for your Czech friend. Rather use phrases that encourage your friend to talk about him or herself - most people like doing that! Also, it shows you take real interest in other people.

    1- Dobrý den, rád vás poznávám.

    Hallo, leuk je te ontmoeten.

    This phrase is an excellent way to start an introduction. It is a greeting that immediately expresses interest in the other person.

    2- My name is Pavel.

    Jmenuji se Pavel.

    Self-explanatory - just replace ‘Pavel’ with your own name! Also, pay close attention to what your new Czech acquaintance’s name is. Remembering it will make them feel that you are really interested in him/her as a person!

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    3- I’m from the Czech Republic.

    Jsem z České republiky.

    Sharing something about yourself is a nice conversation starter. It shows that you’re willing to engage meaningfully with the other person. In an informal setting, you can expect the other person to respond in kind. At work, this is probably information you need to volunteer only if asked. Again, remember to replace ‘the Czech Republic’ with your own country of birth!

    4- I live in Prague.

    Žiji v Praze.

    Same as above - replace ‘Prague’ with your town or city of abode!

    5- I’ve been learning Czech for a year.

    Učím se česky rok.

    Say this only if it’s true, obviously. And prepare to dazzle your audience! If you have indeed worked faithfully at your Czech for a year, you should be pretty good at it! Use this phrase after your introduction - it is likely to indicate that you wish to engage in Czech conversation.

    Two people talking

    6- I’m learning Czech at CzechClass101.com.

    Učím se češtinu s CzechClass101.com.

    This will be the best reply if anyone asks (Very impressed, of course!) where you study Czech! Simply volunteering this information, especially in a casual conversation, could make you sound like a salesperson, and you want to avoid that. Often, an employer will want this information though, so best to memorize and have this phrase handy!

    7- I’m 27 years old.

    Je mi 27 let.

    This is a line that may just get you a ‘TMI!’ look from a stranger if you volunteer it without being asked. He/she may not be willing to divulge such an intimate detail about him/herself right at the start of your acquaintance, so don’t force reciprocity. However, it’s a good phrase to know in a job interview; again, probably best only if your prospective Czech employer asks. Also, remember to give your true age!

    First encounter

    8- I’m a teacher.

    Jsem učitel.

    You’re still offering information about yourself, which lends good momentum to keep the conversation going! Replace ‘teacher’ with your own occupation - and learn the related vocabulary with CzechClass101!

    People with different jobs

    9- One of my hobbies is reading.

    Jedním z mých koníčků je četba.

    Your hobby is another topic with lots of potential for starting a good conversation! People are often eager to talk about their hobbies, and why they like them!

    10- I enjoy listening to music.

    Rád poslouchám hudbu.

    If you’re still talking about your hobbies, this would be a good line to go with the previous one. Otherwise, wait for your conversation partner to start talking about what they enjoy doing!

    2. Important Tips for Introducing Yourself

    Introducing yourself

    A correct Czech introduction will make a good impression upon meeting a person for the first time. Why is this first impression important? Simple - it gives an indication of who you are as a person. So, while you want to be truthful when representing yourself, you also need to be prepared to put your best foot forward!

    First impressions are often lingering and difficult to change. In addition, it’s easier to make a negative impression than a good one, often without intending to. So, how can you make sure that your self-introduction will impress Czech natives?

    1- Research: First, research the culture! Different cultures have different social rules, and you will be halfway towards making a great first impression if you know the proper Czech customs for self-introductions. It will also help you avoid social mistakes - sometimes, what is acceptable in one culture is insulting in another, such as making eye contact, or giving a handshake. In your culture, what is appropriate when a person introduces him or herself?

    Also, be sure to distinguish between introductions in different situations, such as a formal and a social situation. There are bound to be differences in how you address people! The internet can be an important tool for this endeavor. Alternatively, you could visit your local library to search for books on this topic, or you could ask Czech friends to explain and demonstrate their cultural habits for introductions. Honoring someone’s culture shows that you respect it, and as we know - a little respect can go a very long way in any relationship!

    Someone studying

    2- Study the Correct Phrases and Vocabulary: Be sure to learn Czech phrases and vocabulary that tell people who you are, and that encourage them to engage in conversation with you. Each situation will determine how to address the person you want to introduce yourself to. Also, make sure your pronunciation is correct! It would be most valuable to have Czech-speaking friends who can help you with this. Or read on for a quick phrase and video lesson on Czech introductions right here at CzechClass101!

    3- Appearance: This is pretty obvious - if you want to make a good impression introducing yourself to anyone for the first time, you need to be neatly dressed and well groomed! A shabby, dirty or careless appearance and bad body odor are to be avoided at all costs; in most cultures, these will not impress!

    Also, make sure to dress appropriately, not only for the occasion, but also for the culture. For instance, bare shoulders or an open-necked shirt is an acceptable gear in many Western countries. Yet, in some cultures, dressing like this could deeply offend your host. No amount of good manners and properly expressed introductions is likely to wipe out a cultural no-no! So, be sure to know how to dress, and take care with your appearance when you are about to introduce yourself to someone for the first time!

    Following are some neat phrases with which you can introduce yourself in Czech, and get a conversation started too!

    3. Video - How to Introduce Yourself in Czech

    Good, you read and perhaps even memorized the preceding phrases to successfully introduce yourself in Czech! Watch this short video now to get a quick lesson on Czech grammar for these introductions, as well as how to pronounce them correctly. You will sound like a native when you can copy the presenter perfectly!


    4. Why CzechClass101 is Perfect for Learning all about Czech Introductions

    • Culturally Focused Lessons: All our material is aimed not only to help you learn perfect Czech, but also to introduce you to the Czech culture! Learn here, for instance, a list of favorite Czech foods. Alternatively, listen to these audio lessons on Czech culture! Studying through us could be very valuable before visiting Czech Republic for any purpose.
    • Accurate and Correct Pronunciation & Inflection: Our hosts and voice actors are native Czech speakers of the best quality! It is important for us that you speak Czech correctly to avoid embarrassing misunderstandings and miscommunications. If you practice and can copy these presenters well, you will sound just like Czech natives and your introduction will be easily understood!
    • State-of-the-Art Lesson Formats and Methods: Efficacy in learning is our highest priority. You will have access to learning tools that were carefully developed by learning specialists over more than a decade! We use only well-researched, proven lesson formats and teaching methods to ensure fast, accurate, fun and easy learning! Millions of happy subscribers can’t be wrong! Create a lifetime account with CzechClass101 for free access to many learning tools that are updated every week.
    • Learn to Read and Write in Czech: We don’t only teach you to speak, you can also learn to read and write in Czech! This way you can express your Czech introduction in more than one way and be thoroughly prepared.
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    Whatever your needs are for learning Czech, make sure to do it through CzechClass101, and you will never have to google: “How do I introduce myself in Czech” again!

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    How to Say I Love You in Czech - Romantic Word List

    Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Czech could be just what you need to find it.

    Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Czech partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At CzechClass101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Czech lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Czech dating easy for you.

    Table of Contents

    1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
    2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
    3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
    4. Czech Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
    5. Czech Quotes about Love
    6. Marriage Proposal Lines
    7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
    8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Czech Faster?

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    1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

    So, you have met your Czech love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Czech word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Czech date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

    Czech Date Phrases

    Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

    • Chtěla byste jít se mnou na večeři?

    The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Czech is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

    Are you free this weekend?

    • Máte tento víkend čas?

    This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

    Would you like to hang out with me?

    • Chtěla byste si se mnou vyjít?

    You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

    What time shall we meet tomorrow?

    • V kolik hodin se zítra sejdeme?

    Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

    Where shall we meet?

    • Kde se setkáme?

    You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

    You look great.

    • Vypadáš skvěle.

    A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit - they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

    You are so cute.

    • Jsi tak roztomilá.

    If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

    What do you think of this place?

    • Co si myslíte o tomto místě?

    This another good conversation starter. Show off your Czech language skills!

    Can I see you again?

    • Můžu tě znovu vidět?

    So the date went really well - don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

    Shall we go somewhere else?

    • Půjdeme někam jinam?

    If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

    I know a good place.

    • Znám dobré místo.

    Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

    I will drive you home.

    • Odvezu tě domů.

    If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

    That was a great evening.

    • To byl skvělý večer.

    This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

    When can I see you again?

    • Kdy tě znova uvidím?

    If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

    I’ll call you.

    • Zavolám ti.

    Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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    2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

    You learned all the Czech phrases to make a date - congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Czech below!

    Date Ideas in Czech

    museum

    • muzeum

    If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

    candlelit dinner

    • večeře při svíčkách

    A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

    go to the zoo

    • jít do zoo

    This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children - you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

    go for a long walk

    • jít na dlouhou procházku

    Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

    go to the opera

    • jít na operu

    This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

    go to the aquarium

    • jít do akvária

    Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

    walk on the beach

    • chodit po pláži

    This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

    have a picnic

    • dělat piknik

    If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

    cook a meal together

    • vařit společně jídlo

    If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

    have dinner and see a movie

    • jít na večeři a do kina

    This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

    3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

    Valentine's Day Words in Czech

    Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Czech - think how impressed your date will be!

    4. Czech Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

    So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Czech yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Czech? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Czech love on this special day!

    Valentine's Day Words in Czech

    I love you.

    • Miluji tě.

    Saying ‘I love you’ in Czech carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

    You mean so much to me.

    • Tolik pro mě znamenáš.

    This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

    Will you be my Valentine?

    • Budeš můj Valentýn?

    With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

    You’re so beautiful.

    • Jsi tak krásná.

    If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Czech, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

    I think of you as more than a friend.

    • Považuji tě za víc než za přítelkyni.

    Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Czech dating culture.

    A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

    • Sto srdcí je málo, aby uneslo všechnu mou lásku k tobě.

    You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

    Love is just love. It can never be explained.

    • Láska je láska. To se nedá vysvětlit.

    If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

    You’re so handsome.

    • Jsi tak pěkný.

    Ladies, this phrase lets your Czech love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

    I’ve got a crush on you.

    • Zamiloval jsem se do tebe.

    If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

    You make me want to be a better man.

    • Přinutila jsi mě, abych chtěl být lepší.

    Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Czech girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

    Let all that you do be done in love.

    • Vše, co děláš, dělej s láskou.

    We hope.

    You are my sunshine, my love.

    • Jsi moje sluníčko.

    A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

    Words can’t describe my love for you.

    • Mou lásku k tobě nelze vyjádřit slovy.

    Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

    We were meant to be together.

    • Byli jsme si souzeni.

    This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

    If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

    • Jestliže jsi na někoho myslel, zatímco jsi to četl, pak jsi určitě zamilovaný.

    Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

    5. Czech Quotes about Love

    Czech Love Quotes

    You’re a love champ! You and your Czech lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Czech that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

    6. Marriage Proposal Lines

    Czech Marriage Proposal Lines

    Wow. Your Czech lover is indeed the love of your life - congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Czech custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

    7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

    Czech Break-Up Lines

    Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • Musíme si promluvit.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • To nejsi ty. To jsem já.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Czech lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • Jenom prostě nejsem připraven na takový vztah.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • Budme jenom kamarádi.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Czech, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • Myslím si, že potřebujeme pauzu.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • Zasloužíš si něco lepšího.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Měli bychom se začít vídat s ostatními lidmi.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

    I need my space.

    • Potřebuju prostor.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • Myslím, že se pohybujeme příliš rychle.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • Musím se soustředit na svou kariéru.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • Nejsem pro tebe dost dobrý.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • Už tě prostě nemiluju.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • Nehodíme se k sobě.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • Je to pro nejlepší.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • Vyrostli jsme odděleně od sebe.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

  • 8. Will Falling in Love help you Learn Czech faster?

    Most people will agree that the above statement is a no-brainer - of course it will! Your body will be flooded with feel-good hormones, which are superb motivators for anything. CzechClass101 is one of the best portals to help help make this a reality, so don’t hesitate to enroll now! Let’s quickly look at the reasons why falling in love will speed up your learning of the Czech language.

    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Czech Faster!

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    1- Being in a love relationship with your Czech speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    CzechClass101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Czech, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Czech even faster.

    2- Having your Czech romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Czech language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies - a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Czech lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Czech partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

    Three Reasons Why CzechClass101 helps you learn Czech Even Faster when you’re In Love

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    1- All the Resources and Materials Will Help Both of You
    Falling in love with a man or woman speaking Czech is an opportunity for both of you to learn a new language! For this reason, every lesson, transcript, vocabulary list, and resource at CzechClass101 is translated into both English and Czech. So, while your partner can help you learn Czech faster, you can potentially also help him/her learn and master English!

    2- Lessons Are Designed to Help You Understand and Engage with Czech Culture
    At CzechClass101, our focus is to help our students learn practical vocabulary and phrases used by everyday people in Czech Republic. This means that, from your very first lesson, you can apply what you learn immediately! So, when your Czech partner wants to go out to a restaurant, play Pokemon Go, or attend just about any social function, you have the vocabulary and phrases necessary to have a great time!

    3- Access to Special Resources Dedicated to Romantic Czech Phrases
    You now have access to CzechClass101’s specially-developed sections and tools to teach you love words, phrases, and cultural insights to help you find and attract your Czech soul mate. A personal tutor will assist you to master these brilliantly - remember to invite him/her to your wedding!

    Secret Revealed: The Best Way to Learn a Language on Your Own

    Learning A Language on Your Own

    Can You Really Learn Czech Alone?

    Learning a language on your own or without traditional classroom instruction may seem quite daunting at first. What if you run into questions? How do you stay motivated and on track to achieving goals?

    Don’t worry, not only is it possible to learn Czech or any language without traditional classroom instruction: CzechClass101 has created the world’s most advanced and extensive online language learning system. Not only is CzechClass101 specifically designed to help you with learning a language on your own, it’s actually faster, more convenient, and less expensive than traditional classroom options!

    Let’s look at some of the benefits of learning Czech or any language alone.

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    3 Reasons to Learn a Language Alone

    Learning Alone

    1. Learn at Your Own Pace and On Your Schedule

    In today’s fast-paced world, there just isn’t time for traditional classroom instruction. Between getting to class and studying on some professor or teacher’s schedule, traditional classroom learning is simply impossible to fit in. But when you learn Czech alone, you can study in bed if you like and whenever suits your schedule best, making it far easier to actually reach your goal of learning and mastering the language.

    2. Learning a Language on Your Own Reduces Stress and Anxiety

    Speaking in front of a class, pop quizzes, and tests are just a few of the stressors you will encounter when you learn a language in a traditional classroom setting. Specifically, these are external stressors that often derail most people’s dream of learning a new language. But when you learn Czech alone, there are no external stressors. Without the external stress and anxiety, it becomes much easier and more exciting to study Czech and reach your very own goals—all on your own!

    3. Learning Czech Alone Helps Improve Cognitive Function and Overall Success

    Learning a language on your own is indeed more challenging in some ways than being taught in a traditional classroom setting. In fact, while classroom instruction requires more rote memorization and following instructions, studying a language on your own requires more problem-solving and higher cognitive function to self-teach lessons and hit goals. So while it’s more challenging and requires higher levels of cognition, teaching yourself a language pays dividends throughout life by better preparing you for social/work opportunities that arise.

    How to Learn a Language on Your Own with CzechClass101

    Learning with CzechClass101

    1. Access to the World’s Largest Collection of Czech Audio & Video Lessons

    The best way to learn a language on your own is to study from native speaking instructors. Ideally, you want audio and/or video lessons that teach vocabulary, grammar, and provide actual Czech conversations and dialogue to help you with pronunciation. CzechClass101 has hundreds of hours of HD audio and video lessons created by real Czech instructors and every lesson is presented by professional Czech actors for perfect pronunciation. Plus, all lessons can be accessed 24/7 via any mobile device with Internet access. And, if you download the PDF versions of each lesson, you can even study without Internet access once the lesson is stored on your device!

    2. “Learning Paths” with Czech Courses Based Upon Your Exact Needs & Goals

    Although CzechClass101 has more than thousands of video and audio lessons, you need not review each and every one to learn the language. In fact, CzechClass101 has developed a feature called “Learning Paths”. You simply tell us your goals and we will identify the best courses and study plan to help you reach them in the shortest time possible. So even though you are technically learning a language on your own, our team is always here to help and make sure you reach your goals FAST!

    3. Advanced Learning Tools Reduce Learning Time and Boost Retention

    When you have the right tools and Czech learning resources, it’s actually easy to teach yourself a language! In the past 10+ years, CzechClass101 has developed, tested, and refined more than 20 advanced learning tools to boost retention and reduce learning time, including:

    • Spaced Repetition Flashcards
    • Line-by-Line Dialogue Breakdown
    • Review Quizzes
    • Voice Recording Tools to Help Perfect Pronunciation
    • Teacher Feedback and Comments for Each Lesson
    • Czech Dictionary with Pronunciation
    • Free PDF Cheat Sheets
    • And Much More!

    Armed with our growing collection of advanced learning tools, it’s truly a breeze to learn Czech alone and reach your goals!

    Conclusion

    Learning a language on your own is not only possible, it’s actually easier and more beneficial for you than traditional classroom instruction. In fact, when you learn Czech on your own you can study at your own pace, eliminate stress, and actually increase cognitive function.

    CzechClass101 is the world’s most advanced online language learning system and a great resource to help you teach yourself a new language. With the world’s largest collection of HD audio and video lessons, more than 20 advanced learning tools, and customized “Learning Paths”, CzechClass101 makes learning a new language easier, more convenient, and less expensive than traditional classroom instruction.

    And the best part is: With CzechClass101, you can study in bed, your car, or wherever you have a few spare minutes of time. Create your Free Lifetime Account now and get a FREE ebook to help “kickstart” your dream of learning a language on your own below!

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    Language Learning Tips: How to Avoid Awkward Silences

    Avoid Awkward Silences

    Yes, even beginners can quickly learn conversational Czech well enough to carry on real conversations with native speakers. Of course, beginners won’t be able to carry a conversation the same way they could in their native language. But, just knowing a few tips like which questions to ask to keep a conversation going are all you need to speak and interact with real native speakers! But before we get to specific suggestions, let’s first take a closer look at how having real Czech conversations is so vital to your mastery of the language.

    Learning to Carry a Conversation is Vital to Mastery of Any Language

    Communicating with other people is the very point of language and conversation is almost second nature in our native tongue. For beginners or anyone learning a new language, conversations aren’t easy at all and even simple Czech greetings can be intimidating and awkward.

    However, there are 3 vital reasons why you should learn conversational Czech as quickly as possible:

    • Avoid Awkward Silences: Nothing kills a conversation faster than long periods of awkward silence, so you need practice and specific strategies to avoid them.
    • Improve the Flow of Conversation to Make a Better Impression: When you know what to say to keep a conversation going, communication becomes much easier and you make a better impression on your listener.
    • Master the Language Faster: Nothing will help you learn to speak Czech faster and truly master the language than having real conversations with native speakers. Conversations quickly expose you to slang, cultural expressions, and vocabulary that force you to absorb and assimilate information faster than any educational setting—and that’s a great thing!

    But how can you possibly have real conversations with real Czech people if you are just starting out?

    3 Conversation Strategies for Beginners

    Conversation

    1. Ask Questions to Keep a Conversation Going

    For beginners and even more advanced speakers, the key is to learn to ask questions to keep a conversation going. Of course, they can’t be just random questions or else you may confuse the listener. But, by memorizing a few key questions and the appropriate time to use them, you can easily carry a conversation with minimal vocabulary or experience. And remember, the more Czech conversations you have, the quicker you will learn and master the language!

    2. Learn Core Vocabulary Terms as Quickly as Possible

    You don’t need to memorize 10,000’s of words to learn conversational Czech. In fact, with just a couple hundred Czech words you could have a very basic Czech conversation. And by learning maybe 1,000-2,000 words, you could carry a conversation with a native speaker about current events, ordering in restaurants, and even getting directions.

    3. Study Videos or Audio Lessons that You Can Play and Replay Again and Again

    If you want to know how to carry a conversation in Czech, then you need exposure to native speakers—and the more the better. Ideally, studying video or audio lessons is ideal because they provide contextualized learning in your native language and you can play them again and again until mastery.

    CzechClass101 Makes it Easier and More Convenient Than Ever to Learn Conversational Czech

    Learning Czech

    For more than 10 years, CzechClass101 has been helping students learn to speak Czech by creating the world’s most advanced online language learning system. Here are just a few of the specific features that will help you learn conversational Czech fast using our proven system:

    • The Largest Collection of HD Video & Audio Lessons from Real Czech Instructors: CzechClass101 instructors have created hundreds of video and audio lessons that you can play again and again. And the best part is: They don’t just teach you Czech vocabulary and grammar, they are designed to help you learn to speak Czech and teach you practical everyday topics like shopping, ordering, etc!
    • Pronunciation Tools: Use this feature to record and compare yourself with native speakers to quickly improve your pronunciation and fluency!
    • 2000 Common Czech Words: Also known as our Core List, these 2,000 words are all you need to learn to speak fluently and carry a conversation with a native speaker!

    In all, more than 20 advanced learning tools help you quickly build vocabulary and learn how to carry a conversation with native speakers—starting with your very first lesson.

    Conclusion

    Although it may seem intimidating for a beginner, the truth is that it is very easy to learn conversational Czech. By learning a few core vocabulary terms and which questions to ask to keep a conversation going, just a little practice and exposure to real Czech conversations or lessons is all it really takes. CzechClass101 has created the world’s largest online collection of video and audio lessons by real instructors plus loads of advanced tools to help you learn to speak Czech and carry a conversation quickly.

    Act now and we’ll also include a list of the most commonly used questions to keep a conversation going so you can literally get started immediately!

    5 Steps to the Ultimate Czech Immersion Experience at Home

    Czech Immersion Experience

    Immersion is often hailed as the most efficient and effective way to learn a foreign language. In many ways it’s true. With all the language learning methods out there nothing else comes close to having to think and interact with your environment in the language you’re learning.

    Unfortunately though, most language learners wrongly assume that the only way to experience language immersion is to pack up and move to a foreign country. But not everyone can afford to spend a summer in the Czech Republic just to learn a foreign language.

    Luckily, there are other ways to immerse yourself in Czech. These method are less obvious, but they are effective. In this post we take a look at five steps you can take for the ultimate Czech immersion experience, without quitting your job and catching a plane.

    Digital World

    1) Make your digital world a Czech one

    Technology is an indispensable part of modern life. We interact with phones, computers, tablets, and other electronic devices throughout the day. Why not take these interactions and use them to practice your Czech? Most devices give you the option of switching the language of the operating system. Switching your phone or laptop interface to Czech won’t make you fluent, but it will help you engage with the language in a very practical way.

    Another way to make your digital life a Czech one is to check which sites you use on a daily basis, and use them in Czech also. A great example of this is the Czech version of Google. This version of the Google will allow you to search in Czech and is more likely to give results in the language as well.

    You can use popular social networks like Facebook in Czech. You can even go to Czech news sites for your fill of global news. You do like podcasts? Trying listening to a couple Czech podcasts too.

    Conversation

    2) Write out a speech or conversation in Czech

    A surefire way to increase your ability in a foreign language is to write out a mock conversation or speech in that language. Pretend you have to give a speech on one of your favorite topics (it could be anything from sports, hobbies, or even your favorite movie genre).

    Now take some time to write a out your fictitious speech. Inevitably you will hit some roadblocks as you encounter words you know in your native English, but don’t know in Czech. When you get stuck, research the words you don’t know (you can look them up or perhaps ask a language partner or tutor). This is a highly effective and practical way to increase your vocabulary, and it will help you practice thinking in the Czech language.

    Writing a long connected train of thoughts exposes the gaps and weaknesses in your Czech. Once you know what these are, you are free to practice them and use them to continue on with your Czech speech.

    This is also a great way to learn new worlds in the context of your entire speech. I always say, “content is king when you’re learning a language”, and it’s true. Learning words in the context of other words and sentences helps you surmise what new words mean. It also helps you get comfortable with how these words are practically used. Not to mention context helps you remember and recall new information more easily.

    3) Practice with native Czech speakers

    There are a lot of great learning resources out for anyone learning Czech. However nothing quite comes close to practicing the language with a real person. If you live in or around a large metropolitan area there’s a chance that there are some Czech speakers nearby.

    Check and see if your area has any local language exchanges or language speaking groups. You’re likely to find a native Czech speaker there. If not a native you might be able to find someone who knows Czech as a second language. If you can’t make a connection locally you can search online. Just as there are language exchanges in the real world, there also online ones (most of which are free).

    4) Connect with other Czech learners

    Native speakers aren’t the only Czech speakers who can aid you on your language learning journey. Practicing with other Czech learners is also helpful. Don’t worry if you practice with someone who has a higher or lower level in the language than you.

    If you’re the more advanced learner you can learn a lot by teaching someone else. As you help someone else understand difficult words or grammatical concepts you’ll find that you start to better understand them yourself.

    If your learning partner has a higher level in Czech, they can be the one to help you overcome the hurdles you encounter as a beginner. After all what better way to to learn Czech than from someone who, as a language learner, has been in your shoes?

    Self Reward

    5) Reward yourself in Czech

    At the end of a busy day we all love a little relaxation and me-time. One of the most enjoyable and effective ways to develop your language skills is to kick back and enjoy the language while doing leisure activities.

    Whether it’s listening to music, watching a movie or tv show, reading a book, or even enjoying a good online video binge, even spending just an extra thirty minutes a day doing something you love in the Czech language can yield some serious long term results.

    If you’re a beginner start which more basic content. You might have to start out listening to simple songs or even watching children’s shows. After awhile though you’ll be able to dive into the meatier and more engaging stuff as your proficiency increases.

    Learning a foreign language doesn’t mean you have to spend your days straining over grammar rules or textbooks. Any way that you can take your learning off the page and make it more enjoyable will help you learn faster.

    Final thoughts

    Immersion is powerful way to learn a foreign language, and now more than ever the immersion experience isn’t limited to just world travelers.

    With a little creativity, the right resources, and the internet you can experience the Czech language without ever having to leave your hometown!

    How to Transform Your Daily Commute Into Learning a Language

    Learn a language during your commute!

    Today, classrooms are no longer the only or even best place to learn a new language like Czech. More and more people are finding that they can easily learn a language just about anywhere they have a few minutes of spare time, including their daily commute to work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American spends over 50 minutes a day commuting to and from work, or over 300 hours a year.

    Rethinking Your Daily Commute to Work

    But rather than simply sitting in traffic and wasting the time, you can instead use your daily commute to literally learn Czech in just a few short months! CzechClass101 has developed specialized learning tools that you can use on your commute to work (and home again) to master the language in your spare time. Keep reading to learn how to get your free audiobook to use on your next commute so you can see for yourself how easy it is to transform “dead time” into realizing your dream of learning a new language!

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    But before we look at how to transform your commute home into a mini-classroom, let’s take a closer look at 4 reasons why traditional classroom settings just aren’t the best option for most people in today’s fast-paced world.

    • Difficulty Getting to and From Class
    • Learning on Someone Else’s Schedule
    • Very Expensive and May Cost $1,000’s to Complete
    • Can Take Years to Finally Complete Classes and Learn the Language

    The simple truth is that traditional classroom instruction is simply not a viable option for most people in today’s very fast-paced, time-starved world. Now let’s examine how you can learn a language faster, more easily, and at far less expense than traditional classes—all during your commute to work and back home again!

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    3 Reasons Your Daily Commute Can Help You Master a Language

    1. The Average Commute Time is More than 300 Hours Per Year

    Between the commute to work and getting back home again, over 6 hours a week is completely wasted and not helping you reach any goals or objectives. But thanks to online language learning platforms with audiobooks and other resources that you can access during your commute, you can easily transform wasted time into tangible progress towards learning a new language. With over 300 hours available annually, your daily commute could provide you with enough time to literally master a new language each and every year!

    2. Increase Your Earning Potential While Commuting to Work

    How would you like to transform all those spare commuting hours each week into more money for a new car, house, or even a dream vacation? According to research, someone making $30,000 per year can boost their annual income by $600 or more per year by learning a second language. Added up over the course of a lifetime, you can boost your total earnings by $70,000 or more while achieving your dream of learning a new language during your daily commute!

    How? From work-at-home translation jobs to working overseas, there are many ways to leverage your second language into more money in your bank account! So instead of wasting your precious time, you can make your commute more productive and profitable and the more languages you learn, the higher your income potential.

    3. Repetition is Key to Mastering a New Language

    Not sure if it’s practical to learn another language while commuting to and from work each day? Well not only is it possible—learning in your car on the way to and from work each day can actually help you learn and master Czech or any language much faster! The simple truth is that repetition is absolutely vital to truly internalizing and mastering any language. So, if you listen to audiobooks or even audio lessons on your commute to work and then repeat the same lesson on your commute home, the information is more likely to be “locked-in” to your long-term memory!

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    5 Ways CzechClass101 Makes It Easy to Learn a Language On Your Commute

    CzechClass101 has been helping people just like yourself learn and master Czech in the comfort of their home, during their daily commute, or any place they have a few minutes of spare time. Here are five features provided by CzechClass101 that make it easy to learn a new language while commuting to and from work:

    1. The Largest Collection of Audio Lessons on Planet by Native Speaking Instructors
    Every single week, CzechClass101 creates new audio lessons by native speaking instructors. All lessons are short, to the point, and guaranteed to improve your mastery of Czech.

    2. Word of the Day
    Simply exposing yourself to new information and vocabulary terms helps increase your fluency and mastery of Czech. So every single day, CzechClass101 adds a new Word of the Day for you to learn and memorize during your commute.

    3. Daily Dose Mini-Lessons
    Have a short commute to work but still want to make progress towards learning and mastering Czech? Not a problem! Our Daily Dose Mini-Lessons are 1-minute or less and designed to improve your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

    4. All Content Available on a Convenient Mobile App
    You don’t need a PC or tablet to learn Czech during your daily commute. At CzechClass101, all of our lessons, tools, and resources are available 24/7 via our Mobile App. That means you can access all of our audio lessons and other tools during your commute to work or any time you have a few spare moments!

    5. Audiobooks and Other Supplemental Resources
    In addition to the world’s largest online collection of HD audio lessons, CzechClass101 has also created several audiobooks to enhance your understanding and make it more convenient than ever to learn a language during your commute!

    Conclusion

    The average commute time of most Americans is over 300 hours each year and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn and master a new language. In fact, you can use the “dead time” during your daily commute to learn a new language and potentially boost your lifetime earnings by up to $70,000 or more! Whatever your motivation, CzechClass101 has the tools and resources necessary to help you learn a new language each year during your commute to and from work. Act now and we’ll even provide you with a free audiobook to try out on your next commute!

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    How To Say ‘Hello’ in Czech, and Other Czech Greetings!

    How to Say Hello in Czech

    So, you’re heading for the Czech Republic to travel or work. Awesome! You’re in for an amazing adventure! It’s a beautiful country, steeped in a rich culture that may be very unlike your own.

    However, showing respect to the locals is a big deal in every country around the world. A respectful manner and attitude could open doors for you that would otherwise remain mystifyingly closed. Aside from just knowing ‘Thank you’ in Czech, greeting someone correctly in Czech could incline a local to treat you more favorably than otherwise! So, the clever thing to do would be to learn Czech greetings before you embark on your journey. Czech greetings are different from other languages and probably not what you’d expect. But if learning how to say ‘Hello!’ in Czech in easy and fun ways is important to you, you’ve come to the right place at CzechClass101.

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    1. Must-Know Czech Greetings

    Start straight away with this greeting lesson. It’s short, but it packs a punch!

    This short, but powerful lesson teaches you the basic ways to greet someone correctly in Czech! At CzechClass101, you will be taught the correct pronunciation and intonation, as well as the correct times to greet in Czech. And you will have fun!

    The focus of this lesson is learning the Basic Greetings in Czech

    Topic 1: Basic Formal and Informal greetings

    Phrase from the lesson:

    Ahoj!
    “hi” or “hello” or “good-bye”

    In this lesson we learned the most common greetings used in the Czech Republic.

    The most common greeting is:

    Ahoj! - “hi” or “hello” (Informal, used with friends or relatives)
    In Czech the formal greeting will change depending the time of the day:

    Dobrý den! - literally, “good day”. Applied during the daytime-from late morning until early evening.
    Dobré ráno - means, “good morning”. Applied only in the morning.
    Dobrý večer - means, “good afternoon/evening”. Applied during the evening.
    The words: den, ráno, and večer are Czech for “day”, “morning”, and “evening”, respectively.

    The words dobrý/dobré mean “good”. Dobrý is the form of the adjective used in combination with masculine nouns, and dobré is the form we use with neuter nouns.

    Now we have the most common farewell greeting in Czech:

    Ahoj! - “good-bye” (Informal, used with friends and relatives)
    Na shledanou! - “good-bye” (Formal)
    Note that the word: Ahoj! can be used to say “hello” and “good-bye” in Czech, in an informal situation.

    Language Tip

    There are other commonly used greetings in the Czech Republic. For example, young people might use Nazdar! for “hello” when they meet each other.

    It is also very common to use the word Čau for both “hello” and “good-bye” in informal situations.

    2. Common Ways to Say Hello in Czech

    Czech Greetings

    Standing at the airport in a foreign country for the first time can be a somewhat scary experience for anyone, especially if you need assistance. However, don’t worry - at CzechClass101 we teach you how to quickly get a local’s attention with friendly, correct Czech greetings! You are more likely to get helped this way.

    Here is our Czech greetings list of all the general ways to address a person upon meeting. It is tailored for formal and informal situations.

    1- Good morning.

    Dobré ráno

    ‘Good morning’ in Czech is acceptable any time between approximately 5:30am and 12:00pm, when the day is still young. And smile - it’s the universal ice-breaker!

    2- Good evening

    Dobrý večer

    This greeting is one you would use casually when night begins to fall. Address your friends, close family or close acquaintances, and those who are not your superiors, with this phrase.

    3- How are you?

    Jak se máš?

    Show your friendly interest in another person’s well-being by asking this question. This is the casual greeting form that you would use with your friends and family. For the sake of the friendship, it would be good to listen carefully to the answer! It shows caring and selflessness on your part.

    4- How have you been?

    Jak se vám vede?

    This is a good question to ask someone you have not seen for a while. The inference is that some catching-up is needed!

    5- What’s up?

    Co se děje?

    An universally informal and energetic way to greet your friends or equals! Literally, it means ‘What’s going on in your life?’, yet often no answer is expected. It’s just a greeting! Crazy, right?!

    6- Long time no see.

    Dlouho jsme se neviděli.

    This phrase means is another greeting comment that means “I have not seen you for a while!” Often, no response is expected, except to reciprocate.

    7- Hey!

    Nazdar!

    This is a friendly exclamation to greet your friends or equals with. Reserve its use more for people you see regularly!

    Saying Hello

    8- Good afternoon.

    Dobré odpoledne.

    9- How’s it going?

    Jak to jde?

    This greeting phrase basically means the same as ‘How are things progressing?’, ‘How are things going in your life?’ or even ‘What’s up?’ Depending on the friendship, a lengthy answer is not always expected.

    10- It’s nice to see you again.

    Rád tě zase vidím.

    This friendly, welcoming phrase is best used after greeting someone you have not seen for a while. If you mean it, you will make the person feel special! This is a good thing to say to make someone feel welcome in Czech.

    11- How’s everything?

    Jak se daří?

    This is a variation of ‘How’s it going?’ Use casually with your equals or close acquaintances.

    12- How’s your day?

    Jak ses dneska měl?

    Ask this when you’re speaking to your Czech friend during the day. It’s a friendly phrase to start a conversation with.

    13- Yo!

    Čau!

    Yo! is English slang and a universal greeting popular among young men of most nationalities. Rather don’t answer the phone with this, unless you know your caller well!

    14- Hello!

    Ahoj!

    Suitable for use in most settings, situations and persons, this is an important Czech greeting to know. Be sure to master this word first at CzechClass101!

    15- It’s nice to meet you.

    Rád vás poznávám.

    When meeting someone for the first time, this is a polite and friendly way to welcome them. It means you are happy to make their acquaintance.

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    How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Czech

    How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Czech!

    Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

    However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

    Table of Contents

    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
    2. Czech Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
    4. How Can CzechClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
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    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

    Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Czech? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Czech words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

    1. joke - vtipkovat
    2. funny - vtipný
    3. lie - lhát
    4. sneaky - záludný
    5. prankster - šprýmař
    6. prank - žert
    7. play a joke - dělat si legraci
    8. humor - humor
    9. fool - blázen
    10. deceptive - klamný
    11. April 1st - apríl
    12. surprise - překvapení

    2. Czech Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

    Czech Phrases for April Fools' Day

    Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Czech to prank your favorite Czech friend or colleague!

    1. I learned Czech in 1 month.
      • Česky jsem se naučil za měsíc.
    2. All classes for today got canceled.
      • Vyučování bylo pro dnešek zrušeno.
    3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
      • Moc mě to mrzí, ale právě jsem ti zlomil tvé oblíbené brýle.
    4. Someone has just hit your car.
      • Někdo ti právě narazil do auta.
    5. I’m getting married.
      • Budu se vdávat.
    6. You won a free ticket.
      • Vyhrál jsi volný lístek.
    7. I saw your car being towed.
      • Viděl jsem, jak odtáhli váše auto.
    8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
      • Před budovou rozdávají zdarma dárkové poukazy.
    9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
      • Venku na tebe čeká nějaký hezký pán.
    10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
      • Nějaká pěkná paní mě požádala, abych ti předal tohle číslo.
    11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
      • Nemůžeš přijít dolů? Mám pro tebe něco speciálního.
    12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
      • Děkuju za tvůj milostný dopis dnes ráno. Nikdy by mě nenapadlo, jak se cítíš.

    Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

    Choose Bad or Good

    Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Czech, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

    Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

    Cockroach prank

    1- Infestation

    This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

    2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

    Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

    3- Something Weird in the Restroom

    At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

    Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

    Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

    Funny Face

    4- Call Me Funny

    Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - 123-456-7890 - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

    5- Minty Cookies

    This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

    6- Wild Shopping

    At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

    7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

    8- Sneeze On Me

    Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

    9- Word Play Repairs

    Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

    10- Scary Face

    Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

    11- Wake Up To Madness

    Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

    Computer Prank

    12- Computer Prank

    This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

    Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

    13- Monster Under the Cup

    This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

    Door Prank

    14- Prank Door

    Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

    4. How Can CzechClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?

    If you happen to visit Czech Republic, or if you work for any Czech company, knowing the above Czech prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Czech words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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