CzechClass101.com Blog

Learn Czech with Free Daily
Audio and Video Lessons!
Start Your Free Trial 6 FREE Features

How To Post In Perfect Czech on Social Media

Thumbnail

You’re learning to speak Czech, and it’s going well. Your confidence is growing! So much so that you feel ready to share your experiences on social media—in Czech.

At Learn Czech, we make this easy for you to get it right the first time. Post like a boss with these phrases and guidelines, and get to practice your Czech in the process.

Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

1. Talking about Your Restaurant Visit in Czech

Eating out is fun, and often an experience you’d like to share. Take a pic, and start a conversation on social media in Czech. Your friend will be amazed by your language skills…and perhaps your taste in restaurants!

Libor plans to eat at a restaurant with his friends, posts an image of the food, and leaves this comment:

POST

Let’s break down Libor’s post.

Pojďme se někam najíst. Není nad to dobře se navečeřet!
“Let’s go out to eat somewhere. There is nothing better than a good dinner!”

1- Pojďme se někam najíst.

First is an expression meaning “Let’s go out to eat somewhere.”
The first expression is a very common way to make an offer to somebody for something. In this particular situation, the speaker suggests that the group goes out and eat together, which is definitely a frequent and desirable expression in everyday life.

2- Není nad to dobře se navečeřet!

Then comes the phrase - “There is nothing better than a good dinner!.”
The first two words literally mean “there is nothing above.” This phrase is often used in daily conversation to emphasize how great something is.

COMMENTS

In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

1- Už se mi sbíhají sliny.

His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “That’s mouth watering.”
Use this expression as a positive opinion about the food in the picture.

2- Ale to vypadá báječně!

His supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “It looks delicious!”
This is another, more traditional way to give an opinion about the food.

3- Dáme si do nosu!

His girlfriend’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Let’s have a blast!”
Use this expression to strongly agree with the poster’s suggestion.

4- Pěknou zábavu.

His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Have a good time.”
This is a well-wish, most likely from someone who will not be joining the party.

VOCABULARY

Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • navečeřet se: “to have dinner”
  • sbíhají sliny: “mouth-watering”
  • báječně: “delicious”
  • dát si: “to have”
  • zábava: “fun”
  • najíst: “to eat”
  • někam: “somewhere”
  • vypadat: “to look like”
  • So, let’s practice a bit. If a friend posted something about having dinner with friends, which phrase would you use?

    Now go visit a Czech restaurant, and wow the staff with your language skills!

    2. Post about Your Mall Visit in Czech

    Another super topic for social media is shopping—everybody does it, most everybody loves it, and your friends on social media are probably curious about your shopping sprees! Share these Czech phrases in posts when you visit a mall.

    Jana shop with her sister at the mall, posts an image of the two of them, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Potřebuji relax. Jde se nakupovat.
    “I need to relax. Let’s go shopping.”

    1- Potřebuji relax.

    First is an expression meaning “I need to relax.”
    This expression is often used when somebody wants to express that they are really tired and need a break.

    2- Jde se nakupovat.

    Then comes the phrase - “Let’s go shopping.”
    The first two words literally mean “It goes itself” in third person singular, but the meaning of this expression corresponds with the English phrase “Let’s go.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Nemáme peněz nazbyt.

    Her boyfriend, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “We don’t have money to spend”.
    Use this expression if you feel anxious about the budget for shopping, or if you want to joke a bit with the poster.

    2- Můžu jít s tebou?

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Can I go with you?”
    With this question, you’re either serious about joining in the shopping, or it’s a way of saying that you wish you could go with.

    3- Rozjeď to Jani.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Bring it on, Jana.”
    Use this expression to be humorous and encouraging.

    4- Kup si něco pěkného.

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Buy something nice.”
    Use this comment just to be part of the conversation in a casual, friendly manner.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • nakupovat: “to buy”
  • nemít: “not to have”
  • moci: “can”
  • rozjet to: “to bring it on”
  • pěkný: “nice”
  • potřebovat: “to need”
  • něco: “something”
  • to: “it”
  • So, if a friend posted something about going shopping, which phrase would you use?

    3. Talking about a Sport Day in Czech

    Sports events, whether you’re the spectator or the sports person, offer fantastic opportunity for great social media posts. Learn some handy phrases and vocabulary to start a sport-on-the-beach conversation in Czech.

    Libor plays with his friends at the beach, posts an image of the team playing, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Nejlepší pro zdraví je pravidelně sportovat.
    “The best thing for your health is to play sports regularly. ”

    1- Nejlepší pro zdraví

    First is an expression meaning “The best thing for your health .”
    The first word is the adjective “best.” Next is the preposition, and the noun for “health.” This expression is often used when speaking about something healthy.

    2- je pravidelně sportovat.

    Then comes the phrase - “is to play sports regularly”.
    The English phrase “to play sports” is expressed in Czech by a verb.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Ty máš ale vypracované tělo…

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “What a muscular body you have…”
    Use this expression if you wish to give a compliment.

    2- Sportem ku zdraví.

    His supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Play sports to stay healthy.”
    Use this comment if you agree with the post, and simply wish to reiterate.

    3- Ve zdravém těle, zdravý duch.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Healthy body, healthy mind.”
    Another thought that elaborates along the same lines as the poster’s original post.

    4- Opatrně, ať tě neklepne pepka.

    His girlfriend’s nephew, Radim, uses an expression meaning - “Be careful not to get an infarct.”
    Use this expression if you wish to tease the poster with a rather dark warning to not overdo physical activity. An infarct is a heart attack.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • pravidelně: “regularly”
  • tělo: “body”
  • zdraví: “health”
  • duch: “spirit”
  • opatrně: “carefully”
  • zdravý : “healthy”
  • sport: “sport”
  • ty: “you”
  • Which phrase would you use if a friend posted something about sports?

    But sport is not the only thing you can play! Play some music, and share it on social media.

    4. Share a Song on Social Media in Czech

    Music is the language of the soul, they say. So, don’t hold back—share what touches your soul with your friends!

    Jana shares a song she just heard at a party, posts an image of the artist, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Tuhle písničku miluji!
    “I love this song.”

    1- miluji!

    First is an expression meaning “I love”.
    This word is used to express our passion for somebody or something. Despite the fact that Czech people are more reserved in expressing their feelings than Americans, for example, it is a useful and frequent expression.

    2- Tuhle písničku

    Then comes the phrase - “this song.”
    The last word means “song” in the accusative case. The first word means “this.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- To je krása.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “That’s beautiful.”
    Use this expression when you agree with the poster.

    2- Připomíná mi to naše první rande.

    Her boyfriend, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “It reminds me of our first date.”
    Use this expression if you wish to comment on the evocative nature of the song, and when its meaning is special for you and your girlfriend/special person.

    3- Zazpívej nám ji!

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Sing it to us!”
    Use this expression to be humorous.

    4- No to je romantika.

    Her boyfriend’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Well, that’s romantic.”
    Use this expression to comment with a personal opinion regarding the song.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • milovat: “love”
  • krása: “beauty”
  • připomínat: “remind “
  • zazpívat: “to sing”
  • romantika: “romance”
  • školní: “school”
  • písnička: “song”
  • první: “first”
  • Which song would you share? And what would you say to a friend who posted something about sharing music or videos?

    Now you know how to start a conversation about a song or a video on social media!

    5. Czech Social Media Comments about a Concert

    Still on the theme of music—visiting live concerts and shows just have to be shared with your friends. Here are some handy phrases and vocab to wow your followers in Czech!

    Libor goes to a concert, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Pojď, půjdem si zapařit.
    “Let’s party!”

    1- Pojď

    First is an expression meaning “Let’s go.”
    A very useful and common expression. It literally means “go!” and is the imperative of the verb “to go”.

    2- půjdem si zapařit.

    Then comes the phrase - ” we go party!.”
    The last word in this expression is a slang term for partying, which includes activities like drinking alcohol or dancing wildly at a concert or disco.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Přijďte brzo domů.

    His girlfriend, Jana, uses an expression meaning - “Come home early. ”
    Use this expression if you wish to tell the poster to do something.

    2- To je můj oblíbený zpěvák.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “He’s my favorite singer.”
    Use this expression to share a personal opinion regarding the artist.

    3- Zpívá docela dobře.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “He’s singing quite well.”
    This is another way of giving a personal opinion regarding the artist.

    4- Ti jedou, co.

    His girlfriend’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “They rock, don’t they?”
    Use this expression when you agree with the poster.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • jít: “to go “
  • brzo: “early”
  • zpěvák: “singer”
  • dobře: “well”
  • jet: “to go “
  • pařit: “to party”
  • docela: “quite”
  • oblíbený: “favorite”
  • If a friend posted something about a concert, which phrase would you use?

    6. Talking about an Unfortunate Accident in Czech

    Oh dear. You broke something by accident. Use these Czech phrases to start a thread on social media. Or maybe just to let your friends know why you are not contacting them!

    Jana accidentally breaks her mobile phone, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    A je po telefonu…
    “And the phone is broken…”

    1- A je

    First is an expression meaning “And”.
    The first word is a conjunction that corresponds with the English “and.” Conjunctions connect sentences or words. In this phrase, where “and” is the first word in the sentence, it implies that something happened before the phone was dropped and broke.

    2- po telefonu…

    Then comes the phrase - “the phone is broken….”
    The first word is a preposition that can be translated into English in many ways. But in this phrase, it literally means “over.” So altogether the phrase means “The phone is over.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Můžeš si ho dát spravit.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “It can be repaired.”
    Use this expression to show you are feeling warmhearted.

    2- Určitě bude ještě fungovat.

    Her boyfriend’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “It’ll work, I’m sure.”
    Use this expression if you want to be encouraging.

    3- Stejně to byl starej krám.

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Nevermind. It was an old thing.”
    This is a personal opinion you can share about the phone, trivializing the event.

    4- Neříkal jsem ti, abys dávala pozor.

    Her nephew, Radim, uses an expression meaning - “Didn’t I tell you to be careful?”
    Use this expression to partake in the conversation in a lighthearted manner. However, it could come across as pedantic, so be sure that the poster will understand your intent.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • telefon: “phone”
  • spravit: “to repair”
  • určitě: “certainly”
  • starej krám: “old thing”
  • říkat: “to say”
  • fungovat: “to work”
  • pozor: “to be careful”
  • neříkat: “not to say”
  • If a friend posted something about having broken something by accident, which phrase would you use?

    So, now you know how to discuss an accident in Czech. Well done!

    7. Chat about Your Boredom on Social Media in Czech

    Sometimes, we’re just bored with how life goes. And to alleviate the boredom, we write about it on social media. Add some excitement to your posts by addressing your friends and followers in Czech!

    Libor gets bored at home, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    To je strašná nuda.
    “I’m terribly bored.”

    1- To je strašná

    First is an expression meaning “It is a terrible”.
    The adjective that corresponds with the English word “terrible” is used to express a huge quantity of our emotions. It can be used to describe something positive or negative. Most Czech adjectives have different masculine, feminine, or neuter forms. This adjective is in the feminine form.

    2- nuda.

    Then comes the phrase - “bore..”
    When Czech people want to describe something boring, they usually use this noun.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Tak ráda bych šla do kina.

    His girlfriend, Jana, uses an expression meaning - “I would like to go to the cinema. ”
    Use this expression to make a suggestion to the poster.

    2- Půjčím ti pěknou knížku.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “I’ll lend you a nice book.”
    Use this expression if you wish to be helpful.

    3- Pojď mi pomoct okopávat brambory.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Come on, help me (to) harvest potatoes.”
    Use this expression if you are feeling frivolous and lighthearted.

    4- Zkus, jestli dokážeš levitovat.

    His girlfriend’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Try to see if you can levitate.”
    Use this expression if you’re feeling humorous.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • strašná: “terrible”
  • kino: “cinema”
  • půjčit: “lend”
  • bambora: “potato”
  • jestli: “if”
  • zkusit: “to try”
  • levitovat: “levitate”
  • knížka: “book”
  • If a friend posted something about being bored, which phrase would you use?

    Still bored? Share another feeling and see if you can start a conversation!

    8. Exhausted? Share It on Social Media in Czech

    Sitting in public transport after work, feeling like chatting online? Well, converse in Czech about how you feel, and let your friends join in!

    Jana feels exhausted after a long day at work, posts an image of herself looking tired, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Už nemůžu. Jsem úplně hotová.
    “I’m dying. I’m completely exhausted.”

    1- Už nemůžu

    First is an expression meaning “I am dying..”
    This phrase literally means “I can’t anymore.” Czech people use it to express that they can’t do something specific anymore.

    2- Jsem úplně hotová.

    Then comes the phrase - “I am completely exhausted.”
    This expression, which literally means “to be done,” is a popular phrase for expressing exhaustion. The last word is an adjective in the feminine form.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Za chvíli bude večeře.

    Her boyfriend, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “Dinner will be ready in a moment.”
    Use this expression if you want to be helpful and encouraging.

    2- Chvíli si odpočiň.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Rest for a while.”
    Make this suggestion to show you are warmhearted and caring.

    3- Myslím, že neumíš relaxovat.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “You can’t relax, I think.”
    Use this expression to comment and make conversation by posting a personal opinion.

    4- Nechceš kávu?

    Her boyfriend’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Do you want some coffee?”
    Ask this question if you wish to make the poster an offer that could be helpful.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • úplně: “completely”
  • večeře: “dinner”
  • odpočinout si: “to rest”
  • myslet: “to think”
  • káva: “coffee”
  • nechtít: “not to want”
  • neumět: “cannot”
  • chvíle: “moment”
  • If a friend posted something about being exhausted, which phrase would you use?

    Now you know how to say you’re exhausted in Czech! Well done.

    9. Talking about an Injury in Czech

    So life happens, and you manage to hurt yourself during a soccer game. Very Tweet-worthy! Here’s how to do it in Czech.

    Libor suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Zlomil jsem si ruku.
    “I broke my arm.”

    1- Zlomil jsem si

    First is an expression meaning “I broke my.”
    Czech verbs are sometimes accompanied by reflexive pronouns, which have a similar meaning to “self.” The phrase literally means “I broke myself…”

    2- ruku.

    Then comes the phrase - “arm..”
    This term originally meant “hand,” but is now used for both “arm” and “hand”. In Czech, a word that means “arm” exists, but it is used rarely and only in official documents. In spoken Czech, it is not used at all.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Chudáčku, co se ti stalo?

    His girlfriend, Jana, uses an expression meaning - “Oh poor you, what happened?”
    Use this expression if you are feeling sympathetic.

    2- Ještě žes ji nezlomil mně.

    His girlfriend’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “At least you didn’t break mine.”
    Use this expression to be lighthearted and humorous.

    3- Máš štěstí, že to není noha.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “You’re lucky that it’s not a leg.”
    Comment this phrase if you wish to remind the poster that things could’ve been worse.

    4- Za tři týdny ti sundají sádru, vydrž.

    His high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Hang in there. They’ll take your cast off in three weeks.”
    Use this expression if you wish to be supportive and optimistic in order to cheer up the poster.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • zlomit: “to break”
  • co: “what”
  • mně: “me (dativ)”
  • noha: “leg”
  • týden: “week”
  • chudáček: “poor”
  • sádra: “cast”
  • ruka: “hand, arm”
  • If a friend posted something about being injured, which phrase would you use?

    We love to share our fortunes and misfortunes; somehow that makes us feel connected to others.

    10. Starting a Conversation Feeling Disappointed in Czech

    Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned. Share your disappointment about this with your friends!

    Jana feels disappointed about today’s weather, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Nesnáším, když nám na dovolené prší.
    “I hate when it’s raining during my vacation.”

    1- Nesnáším, když

    First is an expression meaning “I hate when.”
    The first word, which means “to hate,” is widely used to express a negative attitude toward something or someone. This negative form Czech verb is considered a strong term. While the positive form of this verb means to “tolerate” or “undergo” something.

    2- nám na dovolené prší.

    Then comes the phrase - “it is raining during my vacation..”
    To express rainy weather, Czech people mostly use the verb that means “to rain.” Rarely is it used as a noun. The Czech language also has an adjective that means “rainy,” but this term is outdated and not used in spoken language.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Podle předpovědi mělo být slunečno.

    Her boyfriend, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “According to the forecast, it’s supposed to be sunny.”
    Use this phrase if you wish to make conversation by sharing something you know.

    2- Nám loni na dovolené taky pršelo.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “It was also raining during my vacation last year.”
    This is another phrase to use to make conversation with personal news.

    3- Můžeš si zkusit zpívat v dešti.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “You can try singing in the rain.”
    Use this expression to be humorous, referring to the old classic by Gene Kelly: “Singin’ in the rain”. It was a movie, with a song titled the same, released in the 1950s.

    4- Déšť je dobrý pro úrodu.

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “The rain is necessary for a good harvest.”
    Use this expression to remind the poster of the positives regarding the weather.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • nesnášet: “to hate”
  • předpověď: “forecast”
  • dovolená: “vacation”
  • zkusit: “to try”
  • déšť: “rain”
  • úroda: “harvest”
  • dobrý: “good”
  • ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,

  • pršet: “to rain”
  • How would you comment in Czech when a friend is disappointed?

    Not all posts need to be about a negative feeling, though!

    11. Talking about Your Relationship Status in Czech

    Don’t just change your relationship status in Settings, talk about it!

    Libor changes his status to “In a relationship”, posts an image of him and Jana, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Toto je má drahá polovička.
    “This is my better half.”

    1- Toto je

    First is an expression meaning “This is.”
    The word corresponding with “this” has a different shape in Czech depending on its gender: masculine, feminine, or neuter. In this expression, the speaker introduces his girlfriend. However, it is custom in Czech phraseology to use the neuter form of “this.”

    2- má drahá polovička.

    Then comes the phrase - “my better half.”
    This expression refers to somebody we love.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Gratuluji!

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Congratulations!”
    This is the traditional congratulation fitting for this occasion.

    2- Ať vám to klape.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Good luck.”
    Use this expression if you wish to be humorous with sarcasm.

    3- No konečně!

    His girlfriend’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Finally!”
    Use this expression to indicate that you’ve been expecting the news, and feel positive about it.

    4- Bezva!

    His high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Great!”
    Use this expression to show you are feeling good about the romantic match.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • toto: “this”
  • gratulovat: “to congratulate”
  • ať to klape: “good luck”
  • konečně: “finally”
  • bezva: “great”
  • drahá: “dear”
  • no: “well”
  • být: “to be”
  • What would you say in Czech when a friend changes their relationship status?

    Being in a good relationship with someone special is good news - don’t be shy to spread it!

    12. Post about Getting Married in Czech

    Wow, so things got serious, and you’re getting married. Congratulations! Or, your friend is getting married, so talk about this in Czech.

    Jana is getting married today, so she leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Spolu navždy!
    “Together forever.”

    1- Spolu

    First is an expression meaning “Together.”
    This is a frequently used word in Czech that expresses the intention of doing something with another person.

    2- navždy!

    Then comes the phrase - “forever!.”
    A bit dramatic, this word is always suitable for important statements, especially about relationships.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Miluji tě!

    Her husband, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “I love you.”
    Use this expression to express your feelings to your beloved.

    2- Tichá voda břehy mele.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Still waters run deep.”
    Use this expression if you feel that the poster is secretive or unpredictable, but in a positive way.

    3- Jsem úplně dojatá.

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “I’m really moved.”
    Use this expression if you are really touched and happy about the news.

    4- Přeji vám všechno nejlepší.

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “I wish you all the best.”
    This is a traditional wish when someone announces news of this kind.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • spolu: “together”
  • milovat: “to love”
  • tichá: “quiet”
  • dojatá: “moved”
  • nejlepší: “best”
  • přát: “to wish”
  • voda: “water”
  • navždy: “forever”
  • How would you respond in Czech to a friend’s post about getting married?

    For the next topic, fast forward about two to three years into the future after the wedding…

    13. Announcing Big News in Czech

    Wow, huge stuff has been happening in your life! Announce it in Czech.

    Libor finds out he and his wife are going to have their second baby, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Manželka je zase těhotná.
    “My wife is pregnant again.”

    1- Manželka je

    First is an expression meaning “My wife is.”
    The first word means “wife” in Czech. The personal pronoun “my” is usually omitted.

    2- zase těhotná.

    Then comes the phrase - “pregnant again..”
    The latter word, an adjective in the feminine form, is the Czech equivalent of the English word “pregnant.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Taková radostná událost. Blahopřeji.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Such a happy event. Congratulations!”
    Use this expression if you are happy for the couple, and to congratulate them.

    2- Bude to kluk nebo holka?

    His wife’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Will it be a boy or a girl?”
    Ask this question to keep the conversation going and if you want to know the baby’s gender.

    3- Co to bude tentokrát?

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “What will it be this time?”
    This is another way of asking the same as the previous poster about the gender of the baby.

    4- Až se narodí, tak to oslavíme, tatíku.

    His nephew, Radim, uses an expression meaning - “After it’s born, let’s celebrate, daddy.”
    Use this expression if you are happy for the couple and wish to celebrate with the poster.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • těhotná: “pregnant”
  • událost: “affair”
  • kluk: “boy”
  • tentokát: “this time”
  • narodit se: “to be born”
  • holka: “girl”
  • tatík: “daddy”
  • oslavit: “to celebrate”
  • Which phrase would you choose when a friend announces their pregnancy on social media?

    So, talking about a pregnancy will get you a lot of traction on social media. But wait till you see the responses to babies!

    14. Posting Czech Comments about Your Baby

    Your bundle of joy is here, and you cannot keep quiet about it! Share your thoughts in Czech.

    Jana plays with her baby, posts an image of the little one, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    To je náš chlapeček.
    “This is our boy.”

    1- To je

    First is an expression meaning “This is.”
    The first word is a point pronoun; the second word is the verb “to be,” in third person singular.

    2- náš chlapeček.

    Then comes the phrase - “our boy..”
    The first word is the possessive pronoun for “our” in the masculine form. The latter word means “boy” in the diminutive form.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Celý tatínek.

    Her husband, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “Looks like the father.”
    Use this comment to share your opinion, in this case that you think the baby resembles his dad.

    2- Gratuluji mamince a tatínkovi.

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Congratulations to momma and papa.”
    This is a traditional but casual way to congratulating the parents.

    3- Silák po tatínkovi.

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “He is strong like his father. ”
    Another personal opinion about the baby’s appearance.

    4- Ten je krásný!

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Such a handsome boy!”
    And another opinion, complimenting the child’s physical appearance.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • náš: “our”
  • tatínek: “daddy”
  • gratulovat: “to congratulate”
  • silák: “strong boy”
  • krásný: “handsome”
  • a: “and”
  • být: “to be”
  • maminka: “mom”
  • If your friend is the mother or father, which phrase would you use on social media?

    Congratulations, you know the basics of chatting about a baby in Czech! But we’re not done with families yet…

    15. Czech Comments about a Family Reunion

    Family reunions - some you love, some you hate. Share about it on your feed.

    Libor goes to a family gathering, posts an image of the food, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Koláče naší babičky. Nejlepší na světě.
    “Our grandma’s cakes. Best in the world.”

    1- Koláče naší babičky.

    First is an expression meaning “Our grandma’s cakes..”
    This sentence starts with the noun “cake” in plural form; the next two words are the personal pronoun “our” and the noun “grandma” in the genitive case.

    2- Nejlepší na světě.

    Then comes the phrase - “Best in the world..”
    The first word means the same as “the best.” The latter words are the preposition and the noun.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Vypadají báječně.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “They look delicious.”
    Use this expression to share your thoughts on the food’s appearance.

    2- Nedržíš náhodou dietu?

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Aren’t you on a diet?”
    Use this expression to tease the poster.

    3- Dostávám na ně chuť.

    His nephew, Radim, uses an expression meaning - “I’m building an appetite for them.”
    Use this expression to make conversation and share your feelings about the cakes.

    4- Ať neztloustneš!

    His wife’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Don’t get fat!”
    Use this expression to be humorous.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • koláč: “cake”
  • vypadat: “to look like”
  • dieta: “diet”
  • chuť: “appetite”
  • minulý: “last”
  • ztloustnout: “to get fat”
  • svět: “world”
  • babička: “grandma”
  • Which phrase is your favorite to comment on a friend’s photo about a family reunion?

    16. Post about Your Travel Plans in Czech

    So, the family are going on holiday. Do you know to post and leave comments in Czech about being at the airport, waiting for a flight?

    Jana waits at the airport for her flight, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Konečně začíná dovolená!
    “The holiday finally starts!”

    1- Konečně začíná

    First is an expression meaning “finally starts!.”
    The latter word means the same as the English verb “to start” in third person singular form.

    2- dovolená!

    Then comes the phrase - “The holiday.”
    This Czech term for “holiday” is derived from the verb meaning “to allow” or “to permit.” People are allowed or permitted to take a day off.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Pěkně si ji užijte.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Enjoy it.”
    Use this expression to wish the poster well for the holiday.

    2- Až přijedeš, musíš mi ukázat fotky.

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “You have to show me photos when you come back.”
    Use this expression if you would like to know the details of the holiday afterwards.

    3- Ať vám vyjde počasí!

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Hopefully, the weather will turn out fine for you!”
    This comment is a way to make conversation with the weather as a topic.

    4- Pak mi zavolej, půjdem na kafe.

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Call me after you get here. We’ll have some coffee together.”
    Use this expression to make conversation, and invite the poster for coffee when they return.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • konečně: “finally”
  • užít: “to enjoy”
  • fotka: “photo”
  • počasí: “weather”
  • zavolat: “to call”
  • dovolená: “holiday”
  • kafe: “coffee”
  • jít: “to go”
  • Choose and memorize your best airport phrase in Czech!

    Hopefully the rest of the trip is better!

    17. Posting about an Interesting Find in Czech

    So maybe you’re strolling around at your local market, and find something interesting. Here are some handy Czech phrases!

    Libor finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    To je ale rozkošná věcička.
    “What a lovely thing.”

    1- To je ale

    First is an expression meaning “What .”
    Literally, this phrase means “it is but.” It’s the Czech equivalent to the conjunction “but” and has a similar meaning to the English word “what.” It expresses that the speaker is admiring something.

    2- rozkošná věcička.

    Then comes the phrase - “a lovely thing!.”
    After the first word, an adjective meaning “lovely,” is the word meaning “thing” in its diminutive form. This construction occurs often in the Czech language.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- To se mi líbí.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “I like it.”
    Use this expression to share your positive opinion of the find.

    2- Takové už máme doma tři.

    His wife, Jana, uses an expression meaning - “We already have three like that at home.”
    Use this expression to make conversation with personal details.

    3- Tohle je taky dobré.

    His high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “This is also good.”
    Use this phrase when you have a photo to share and want to make conversation.

    4- To chci taky.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “I want it too.”
    Use this expression to indicate that you like the find.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • rozkošná: “lovely”
  • líbit se: “to like”
  • doma: “at home”
  • dobré: “good”
  • taky: “also”
  • tři: “three”
  • chtít: “to want”
  • mít: “to have”
  • Which phrase would you use to comment on a friend’s interesting find?

    Perhaps you will even learn the identity of your find! Or perhaps you’re on holiday, and visiting interesting places…

    18. Post about a Sightseeing Trip in Czech

    Let your friends know what you’re up to in Czech, especially when visiting a remarkable place! Don’t forget the photo.

    Jana visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Konečně jsme tu a stojí to za to.
    “We are finally here and it’s worth it.”

    1- Konečně jsme tu

    First is an expression meaning “We are finally here.”
    The structure of this expression is basically the same in English.

    2- a stojí to za to.

    Then comes the phrase - “and it is worth it..”
    This expression is often used in spoken Czech. It literally means that something costs some price, but the price is more than reasonable.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- To jsou ale panoramata!

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Such a wonderful panorama!”
    Use this expression to show you are impressed with the view.

    2- To je moc pěkné!

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “It is very nice!”
    Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic about the location.

    3- Tam bych taky chtěla.

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “I’d like to also go there.”
    Use this expression to show you are feeling some envy and wish to visit the place too.

    4- Proč jste mě nevzali s sebou.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Why didn’t you take me with you?”
    Use this expression to pretend you’re feeling excluded. It’s a form of humour to keep a conversation going.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • stát za něco: “worth it”
  • panoramata: “panorama”
  • pěkné: “nice”
  • chtít: “to want”
  • proč: “why”
  • nevzít: “not to take”
  • mě: “me “
  • moc: “very”
  • Which phrase would you prefer when a friend posts about a famous landmark?

    Share your special places with the world. Or simply post about your relaxing experiences.

    19. Post about Relaxing Somewhere in Czech

    So you’re doing nothing yet you enjoy that too? Tell your social media friends about it in Czech!

    Libor relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    To je pohoda.
    “It’s relaxing.”

    1- To je

    First is an expression meaning “It is.”
    This phrase consists of two words. The first one is the personal pronoun “it” and the latter one is the verb “to be” in its third person singular form.

    2- pohoda.

    Then comes the phrase - “relaxing..”
    One of the most common Czech terms, this word can mean “relax,” “peace,” something “comfortable,” etc.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Vy si teda užíváte.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “You seem to be enjoying it. ”
    Use this expression to agree with the poster.

    2- Pěkně si odpočiněte.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Get comfortable.
    This is a suggestion that’s simply a way to keep the conversation going.

    3- Vy se máte. Tady prší a má musím do práce.

    His wife’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “I envy you. It’s raining here and I have to go to work.”
    Use this expression to indicate that you’re envious and to share some personal news.

    4- To vypadá krásně.

    His supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “It looks beautiful.”
    Use this comment if you think the scenery is beautiful.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • být: “to be”
  • vy : “you”
  • odpočinout si: “to get relaxed”
  • pršet: “to rain”
  • krásně: “beautifully”
  • práce: “work”
  • do: “to”
  • muset: “must”
  • Which phrase would you use to comment on a friend’s feed?

    The break was great, but now it’s time to return home.

    20. What to Say in Czech When You’re Home Again

    And you’re back! What will you share with friends and followers?

    Jana returns home after a vacation, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Konečně doma.
    “Finally home.”

    1- Konečně

    First is an expression meaning “Finally.”
    This word often stands at the beginning of a Czech sentence, especially when the speaker uses expressive language.

    2- doma.

    Then comes the phrase - “home..”
    This Czech word is derived from the word “house,” and there is in fact only a slight difference between them.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Jak jste se měli?

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “How was it?”
    Ask this question if you wish to get more information.

    2- Zpátky do reality.

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Back to reality.”
    Use this expression to keep the conversation going with a personal observation.

    3- Vítejte zpátky.

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Welcome back.”
    This is a traditional way to welcome someone back after travels.

    4- Už víte, kam pojedete příště?

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “Do you know where to go next?”
    Ask this question to be part of the conversation and to know more details.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • doma: “at home”
  • jak: “how”
  • zpátky: “back”
  • vítat: “to welcome”
  • příště: “next”
  • kam: “where”
  • vědět: “to know”
  • realita: “reality”
  • How would you welcome a friend back from a trip?

    What do you post on social media during a religious holiday, such as Easter?

    21. It’s Time to Celebrate in Czech

    It’s a religious holiday and you wish to post something about it on social media. What would you say?

    Libor and his family plan to observe a traditional Easter, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Jde se na mrskut.
    “We are going to Easter whip.”

    1- Jde se

    First is an expression meaning “We are going.”
    In this Czech phrase, the word “to go” is used in its third person singular form, literally meaning “it goes.” But when using this phrase, we say that we are going somewhere, or we encourage somebody to go with us.

    2- na mrskut.

    Then comes the phrase - “to Easter’s whip..”
    Easter’s whip refers to a unique and rather odd Czech Easter tradition: boys equipped with whips made from young willow branches visit girls’ houses and gently beat them on their back sides to preserve their beauty and health. Men are given nicely colored eggs for doing this.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Pěkně všechny vymrskejte.

    His supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Whip all of them properly.”
    This is a traditional response.

    2- To aby si dala do kalhot polštář.

    His wife’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Better put a pillow in my trousers.”
    Use this expression to be humorous.

    3- Stavte se taky u nás.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Come by.”
    Use this expression to be inviting.

    4- Schválně, kdo dostane víc vajec.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Let’s see who will get more Easter eggs.”
    Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous and want to partake in the conversation.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • mrskut: “whip”
  • vymrskat: “to whip”
  • kalhoty: “trousers”
  • stavit se: “come by”
  • dostat: “to get “
  • víc: “more”
  • vajíčko: “egg”
  • polštář: “pillow”
  • If a friend posted something about a holiday, which phrase would you use?

    Easter and other religious holidays are not the only special ones to remember!

    22. Posting about a Birthday on Social Media in Czech

    Your friend or you are celebrating your birthday in an unexpected way. Be sure to share this on social media!

    Jana goes to her birthday party, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Děkuji moc všem za tak krásné překvapení.
    “Thank you all for such a wonderful surprise.”

    1- Děkuji moc všem

    First is an expression meaning “Thank you all.”
    The first word is the verb that corresponds with the English word “to thank.” In this sentence it is used in its first person singular form. The ending of this Czech verb is different according to its conjugation.

    2- za tak krásné překvapení.

    Then comes the phrase - “for such a wonderful surprise..”
    The last word of this phrase corresponds with the English term “surprise.” The previous word is the adjective taking its neuter form in accordance with the noun.

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám!

    Her neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Happy birthday!”
    This is a traditional birthday wish.

    2- Dnes je tvůj velký den!

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Today is your great day!”
    Use this comment to keep the conversation going.

    3- Hodně zdraví a štěstí.

    Her husband, Libor, uses an expression meaning - “Good luck and health.”
    This is another fairly traditional birthday wish.

    4- Kolik ti je?

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “How old are you?”
    Ask this question if you want more personal detail about the poster’s birthday.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • všichni: “everybody “
  • narozeniny: “birthday”
  • dnes: “today”
  • štěstí: “luck”
  • je: “is”
  • den: “day”
  • velký: “great”
  • překvapení: “surprise”
  • If a friend posted something about birthday greetings, which phrase would you use?

    23. Talking about New Year on Social Media in Czech

    Impress your friends with your Czech New Year’s wishes this year. Learn the phrases easily!

    Libor celebrates the New Year, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Šťastný Nový rok!
    “Happy New Year!”

    1- Šťastný

    First is an expression meaning “Happy.”
    This adjective is a staple of the most common Czech New Year’s greeting.

    2- Nový rok!

    Then comes the phrase - “New Year!.”
    This phrase, which usually starts with a capital letter, is the Czech equivalent of the word “new.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- Vám také! Ať se daří.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “And to you too! All the best.”
    This is the appropriate, traditional response to the poster’s New Year’s wish.

    2- Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Don’t say goodbye to the previous year sober.”
    Use this expression to be humorous and to advise the poster to have a good time leaving the past behind.

    3- Všechno nejlepší do nového roku.

    His high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “All the best in the new year.”
    This is another positive, traditional New Year’s wish.

    4- Ať lítají rychlé špunty!

    His wife’s high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Let the corks fly!”
    This is another way of saying: “Let’s party!”

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • šťastný: “happy”
  • také: “also”
  • loučit se: “to say goodbye “
  • nejlepší: “the best”
  • špunt: “cork”
  • lítat: “to fly”
  • nový: “new”
  • starý: “old”
  • Which is your favorite phrase to post on social media during New Year?

    But before New Year’s Day comes another important day…

    24. What to Post on Christmas Day in Czech

    What will you say in Czech about Christmas?

    Jana celebrates Christmas with her family, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Jana’s post.

    Pěkné prožití svátků vánočních.
    “Merry Christmas to you all.”

    1- Pěkné prožití

    First is an expression meaning “Nice experience.”
    This is the beginning of the second most common Christmas greeting. It literally means “nice living through” the Christmas.

    2- svátků vánočních.

    Then comes the phrase - “Christmas..”
    The second part of this formal greeting literally means “Christmas holidays.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Jana’s friends leave some comments.

    1- To bude dárků!

    Her high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - “Looking forward to the gifts!”
    Use this expression to comment on the gifts, which is part of Christmas traditions in many cultures.

    2- Už máte nastrojený stromeček?

    Her college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Did you already prepare the Christmas tree?”
    Ask this question to keep the conversation going, and to find out more details.

    3- Veselé vánoce!

    Her supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Merry Christmas!”
    This is the common response to the poster’s Christmas blessing.

    4- Právě smažím kapra.

    Her husband’s high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - “I’m just frying the carp.”
    Carp is a traditional Christmas dish, so this comment relates to the Christmas dinner.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • svátky vánoční: “Christmas holidays”
  • dárek: “gift”
  • stromeček: “Christmas tree”
  • veselé: “merry”
  • kapr: “carp”
  • smažit: “to fry”
  • právě: “just”
  • vánoce: “Christmas”
  • If a friend posted something about Christmas greetings, which phrase would you use?

    So, the festive season is over! Yet, there will always be other days, besides a birthday, to wish someone well.

    25. Post about Your Anniversary in Czech

    Some things deserve to be celebrated, like wedding anniversaries. Learn which Czech phrases are meaningful and best suited for this purpose!

    Libor celebrates his wedding anniversary with his wife, posts an image of him and Jana, and leaves this comment:

    POST

    Let’s break down Libor’s post.

    Dneska máme výročí. Díky za všechno miláčku.
    “We have an anniversary today. Thank you for everything, darling.”

    1- Dneska máme výročí.

    First is an expression meaning “We have an anniversary today..”
    The first word means “today.” The second word is the verb “to have” in the first person plural form. And the last word means “anniversary.”

    2- Díky za všechno miláčku.

    Then comes the phrase - “Thanks for everything, darling..”
    The first word in this expression is a noun that means the same as the English word “thanks” and is used in informal spoken language. Formal Czech prefer to use the verb form, which corresponds to the English verb “to thank.”

    COMMENTS

    In response, Libor’s friends leave some comments.

    1- To jsi mě dojal.

    His wife, Jana, uses an expression meaning - “Your message is very touching.”
    Use this expression to say that you really like your husband’s post.

    2- Gratuluji a přeji hodně dalších společných let.

    His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - “Congratulations. I wish you many years together.”
    This is a warmhearted wish for a happy marriage, as well as a traditional congratulation.

    3- Děti, polibte se.

    His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - “Kiss each other, darlings.”
    This is a frivolous comment, using a term of endearment.

    4- Deset let spolu. Krásné!

    His supervisor, Luboš, uses an expression meaning - “Ten years together. Wonderful!”
    This is a comment on the length of the marriage.

    VOCABULARY

    Find below the key vocabulary for this lesson:

  • výročí: “anniversary”
  • dojmout: “to touch”
  • přát: “to wish”
  • políbit : “to kiss”
  • deset: “ten”
  • spolu: “together”
  • hodně: “many”
  • léta: “years”
  • If a friend posted something about Anniversary greetings, which phrase would you use?

    Conclusion

    Learning to speak a new language will always be easier once you know key phrases that everybody uses. These would include commonly used expressions for congratulations and best wishes, etc.

    Master these in fun ways with Learn Czech! We offer a variety of tools to individualize your learning experience, including using cell phone apps, audiobooks, iBooks and many more. Never wonder again what to say on social media!

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    How to Say Sorry in Czech

    Thumbnail

    Learn how to apologize in Czech - fast and accurately! CzechClass101 makes it easy for you to make amends. Start with a bonus, and download your FREE cheat sheet - How to Improve Your Czech Skills! (Logged-In Member Only)

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    Table of Contents

    1. Common Ways to Say Sorry in Czech
    2. How To Refuse Something Politely in Czech
    3. Audio Lesson - Survival Phrases “How to Say Sorry”
    4. Why You Will NOT Be Sorry For Learning Czech through CzechClass101


    1. Common Ways to Say Sorry in Czech

    3 Ways to Say Sorry

    Nobody’s perfect, not anywhere in the world. Everybody makes mistakes, and does and says regrettable things. Then it’s time to apologize, as saying ‘I’m sorry’ is not in vain. It can be very healing! Did you know that hearing a sincerely-meant apology can have a noticeable effect on a person’s body? Research has shown that it slows down breathing and heart rate, and even causes a drop in blood pressure.

    Sometimes we cannot fix what’s broken, but we can make the experience a bit easier for anyone who suffered on account of our thoughtless actions or words.

    Here are a number of ways to say sorry in Czech. In any language, just make sure you really mean it! An insincere apology will not go down well with anyone.

    Woman Apologizing

    Promiňte
    I’m sorry

    These words should precede anything else you have to say. Use them sincerely and whenever you are clearly in the wrong. Acknowledging your guilt and apologizing for any wrongdoing will lift your spirits too! Often, remorse can eat away at us, and a simple ‘I’m sorry’, in Czech or any other language, can open the door for forgiveness and resolution of a bad situation. It can be a true gift!

    Chtěl bych se omluvit.
    I would like to apologize.

    This is a slightly more formal way to say ‘I’m sorry’ in Czech. Use this phrase if you’re addressing your superiors and/or elders.

    Upřímně se omlouvám.
    I sincerely apologize.

    If you feel strongly about your apology, this is another slightly more formal phrase to use. Keep it handy for graver errors, or you might come across as insincere!

    Už to znovu neudělám.
    I won’t do it again.

    A promise you can only make if you intend to keep it! Few things feel as bad as having to hear repeated apologies from someone for the same behavior - it means the ‘sorry’ is not sincere. Don’t be that person!

    Slibuji, že příště stejnou chybu neuděláme.
    I’ll make sure not to make this mistake again.

    A beautifully strong phrase! Again, say this only if you mean it - not just in the moment, but always! A bit more formal, this is an especially good phrase to use when apologizing to superiors and/or elders. It will make an especially good impression at the workplace, where accountability is an excellent quality to display!

    To jsem nechtěl.
    I didn’t mean that.

    This is a tricky one… What did you mean, then?! Clear up any confusion with sincerity. Also, use this phrase only if the harm done or mistake made was due to an accident, and then admit to thoughtlessness on your part, if appropriate.

    Je to moje chyba.
    It’s my fault.

    If the fault is really yours, own up to it. You will gain respect in the eyes of others! However, don’t take the blame when it’s not truly yours. It won’t be good for you, and ultimately you will not be respected much for it.

    Omlouvám se za své sobectví.
    I’m sorry for being selfish.

    This is a good phrase to keep handy, especially for your close relationships. It is difficult to admit you’re selfish, isn’t it?! However, it’s good to know when to be honest. We get used to our loved ones, which often means we forget that they need our good manners and unselfish behavior just as much as strangers do.

    Doufám, že mi odpustíte.
    I hope you will forgive me.

    This is a polite and gentle wish that can smooth over many harsh feelings. It also shows that the other person’s opinion and forgiveness are important to you.

    Přebírám za to plnou odpovědnost.
    I take full responsibility.

    This strong statement is similar to admitting that an error or transgression was your fault. It speaks of courage and the willingness to take remedial action. Good one to use…if you mean it!

    Neměl jsem to dělat.
    I shouldn’t have done it.

    This phrase is fine to use if you did or said something wrong. It shows, to an extent, your regret for having done or said what you did, and demonstrates that you understand your role in the mistake.

    Omlouvám se, že jsem vám vrátil pozdě peníze.
    Sorry for giving your money back late.

    It’s rotten to have to loan money! Yet, it’s equally rotten to have to ask for the repayment of a loan. So, do your best not to pay late in the first place, but if it can’t be helped, this would be a good phrase to use!

    Prosím, nezlob se na mě.
    Please don’t be mad at me.

    Well, this is not a very advisable phrase to use if you are clearly in the wrong. If someone is justifiably angry with you, asking them not to be mad at you would be an unfair expectation. However, if you did something wrong by accident, and if the consequences were not too serious, this request would be OK.

    Promiň, mám zpoždění.
    Sorry I’m late.

    Punctuality is valued in most situations, but if you really cannot help being late, then apologize! This way you show respect for your host, and win their approval.

    Omlouvám se, že jsem na vás byla protivná.
    I apologize for being mean to you.

    Acknowledging your own meanness towards someone is no small thing, so good for you! Use this apology only if your intention is to seriously address your mean tendencies, or these words could become meaningless over time.


    2. How To Refuse Something Politely in Czech

    Woman Refusing

    Congratulations! Now you know how to apologize in Czech! After you have apologized for a mistake, focus on fixing whatever you can, and don’t punish yourself over something that cannot be taken back or reversed. That’s healthy for you! Regret can eat away at the soul, and even destroy it. It is ultimately a useless emotion if it consumes you.

    However, in language, we use apologies not only when we’ve transgressed or made mistakes. They come in handy in other situations too, when there has been no wrongdoing. Sometimes we need to express regret for having to refuse a gift, an offer, or an invitation. This can be somewhat tricky. Learn from specialists at CzechClass101 about how to use the correct Czech words for this kind of ‘sorry’!


    3. Survival Phrases “How to Say Sorry”

    Say Sorry

    On the run and need a quick lesson on how to say sorry in Czech? Don’t fret, just listen and repeat! Click here for a recorded short lesson and learn how to give the perfect apology, with perfect pronunciation in Czech. A little can go a long way, and you will sound like a native!


    4. Why You Will NOT Be Sorry For Learning Czech through CzechClass101

    Man Looking at Computer

    Online learning is here to stay, that’s a fact. In 2015, the Digital Learning Compass Partnership released a report based on surveys to determine online enrollment trends in US institutions for higher education. Thirty percent of all their students learned online! And the number is growing! However, how can you be sure you will not regret your choice of an online language learning school? First, look at the school’s credentials and what it has to offer…

    • Fun and Easy Learning: It’s a commonly-known fact that when learning is made easy and fun, student motivation rises. And as motivation rises, so does the effort to learn - what a beautiful cycle! CzechClass101’s language learning system is designed to get you speaking from the onset. Learn at your own convenience and pace with our short, effective and fun audio podcast lessons. Our Learning Center is comprehensive and state-of-the-art, with a vibrant user community to connect to! Our lessons are recorded with native hosts and voice actors, providing a diverse range of dialects in your lessons. You can be confident that native speakers will understand you when speaking Czech!
    • Innovative Learning Tools and Apps: We make it our priority to offer you the best learning tools! These include apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac OSX; eBooks for Kindle, Nook, and iPad; audiobooks; Roku TV and so many more. This means that we took diverse lifestyles into account when we developed our courses, so you can learn anywhere, anytime on a device of your choice. How innovative!
    • Free Resources: Sharing is caring, and for this reason, we share many free resources with our students. For instance, start learning Czech with our basic online course by creating a lifetime account - for free! Also get free daily and iTunes lessons, free eBooks, free mobile apps, and free access to our blog and online community. Or how about free Vocabulary Lists? The Czech dictionary is for exclusive use by our students, also for free. There’s so much to love about CzechClass101…!
    • Live Hosts and One-on-One Learning: Knowledgeable, energetic hosts present recorded video lessons, and are available for live teaching experiences if you upgrade. This means that in the videos, you get to watch them pronounce those tongue-twisters, as if you’re learning live! Add octane to your learning by upgrading to Premium Plus, and learn two times faster. Your can have your very own Czech teacher always with you, ensuring that you learn what you need, when you need to - what a wonderful opportunity to master a new language in record time!
    • Start Where You Are: You don’t know a single Czech word? Not to worry, we’ve absolutely got this. Simply enroll in our Absolute Beginner Pathway and start speaking from Lesson 1! As your learning progresses, you can enroll in other pathways to match your Czech level, at your own pace, in your own time, in your own place!

    After this lesson, you will know almost every ‘sorry for’ in Czech, but don’t let it be that you’re sorry for missing a great opportunity. Learning a new language can only enrich your life, and could even open doors towards great opportunities! So don’t wonder if you’ll regret enrolling in CzechClass101. It’s the most fun, easy way to learn Czech!

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    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.

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    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!

    How CzechClass101 Can Help You Master Czech

    We hope you enjoyed learning about Czech Statehood Day & St. Wenceslas Day with us. Did you learn any new facts about the Czech Republic? Let us know in the comments!

    To continue learning about Czech culture and the language, explore CzechClass101.com. We provide an array of fun and effective learning tools for every learner, at every level:

    If you want to really get the most out of your Czech learning experience, we suggest that you upgrade to Premium Plus. Doing so will give you access to your own Czech teacher who will help you develop a personalized learning plan based on your needs and goals. Yes, really!

    Learning Czech is no easy feat, but know that your hard work and determination will pay off! You’ll be speaking, writing, and reading Czech like a native before you know it. And CzechClass101.com will be here with comprehensive lessons and support every step of your way there.

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    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.

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    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.

    To continue learning about Czech culture and the language, visit us at CzechClass101.com! We provide an array of fun and practical learning tools for every learner, including free Czech vocabulary lists and more insightful blog posts like this one. You can also upgrade to Premium Plus to begin learning with your own personal teacher through our MyTeacher program!

    Wherever you decide to start, and no matter where you are in your language-learning journey, know that your hard work will pay off! And CzechClass101.com will be here with you every step of the way.

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - Beginner Vocabulary in Czech

    Introduce Yourself: How to Say “My Name is,” in Czech and More

    Thumbnail

    Introducing yourself in Czech (or any foreign language) might seem daunting at first, we get it. Maybe you googled “how to say my name is in Czech” and now you’re feeling a bit confused. But once you learn a few basic phrases, you’re good to go.

    Czech is a fun, lively language, and you don’t need to be fluent to start a conversation. With this guide, you’ll be ready for any social situation or occasion. In our guide on how to introduce yourself in Czech, we’ve summarized all you need to know and memorize before you put yourself out there—how to say your name, which greeting is appropriate in specific settings, what information is considered too personal, and so on.

    Sit back and put on your glasses. In a few minutes, you’ll be ready to make the best first impression!

    Table of Contents

    1. The Best Start? A Smile and a Greeting!
    2. How to Break the Ice
    3. How CzechClass101.com Helps You Learn Czech in a Fun Way

    Log


    1. The Best Start? A Smile and a Greeting!

    First Encounter

    When you introduce yourself in Czech, there’s one thing you should keep in mind: While in English, you can get away with a simple “hello,” the Czech language isn’t that easy! We like to keep things fresh and exciting (joke!), and use different greetings depending on where we are and whom we’re talking to. Fear not; it’s pretty easy, and with a little bit of practice and effort, you’ll master the art of greeting in no time.

    Let’s say you have a job interview or you’re meeting your friend’s parents. These are the most common greetings for a formal-ish occasion or when meeting older people:

    • Dobrý den (Good day) is the universal phrase you’ll use the most—when entering a store, in the workplace, at the bank, etc. It’s pretty formal and not typically used among friends.
    • Dobrý večer (Good evening). Pretty self-explanatory, right?

    And if you’re with friends or talking to someone your age?

    • Ahoj (Hello). This is the most common casual greeting that you’ll use in a non-formal setting and with friends, anytime of day or night.

    Unlike the first two phrases above, ahoj can be used to say “bye” as well. Beware, though. Some Czechs might be a little uptight or may just prefer to be less personal when first meeting new people, and you might want to stick to the more formal/polite greetings.

    How to Translate: “My name is” in Czech

    Woman with Question Mark in Front of Face

    Now that you’ve greeted everyone, you’re ready to start a fun conversation! And what’s the best way to do that? Tell them your name, of course! Unless you want to be called “Hey, you!” all the time. Then don’t.

    How to say “My name is,” in Czech and formal ways to introduce yourself in Czech:

    • Jmenuji se (I am named) is the more formal (and perhaps complicated) option, suitable for workplaces or interviews. It’s also used in written form.
    • Já jsem (I am) is how Czechs typically introduce themselves in both casual and formal settings.

    Please note that Czech people, especially older folks who aren’t used to foreigners, aren’t very chatty. It’s not usual for them to approach strangers and inquire about their name, age, and favorite food. They often consider it rude and they just don’t want to “pry.” Don’t worry, though. Once the hard shell is cracked, you’ll find that most natives are actually warm and nice people who truly appreciate your effort to speak their language.

    The Niceties

    Being nice is nice, and letting people know you’re pleased to meet them is common while introducing yourself in Czech.

    • Těší mě (I am pleased/Nice to meet you) is a universal phrase that can be used for any occasion while talking to an individual or a group of people.

    Formal vs. Informal Voice: Ty or Vy?

    In the Czech language, there are two forms of the word “you,” and it’s crucial to remember they’re not the same to avoid possible faux pas.

    • The formal tone, vy: This is the second person plural form (instead of the informal second person singular), and is used when meeting older people or meeting people for the first time in general.
    • The informal, ty: This is the second person singular, and is used when talking to your close friends or people who offered tykání, meaning that you can use the informal (and call them by their first name). Using the informal right away might be considered impolite, especially in a professional setting, doctor’s office, or…anywhere, really.

    To put it simply:

    • Your friends, work friends, family, children: Ty.
    • Anyone else (even your age): Vy.
    • When in doubt: Vy.

    If you’re talking to a group of people, you don’t need to worry about formal and informal. You’ll address them by Vy (plural) in any case.

    Handshake, Hug, or a Smooch?

    The answer is simple: A handshake.

    Czechs aren’t very cuddly, and hugging a stranger is never a good idea. There are exceptions, of course—you’re finally meeting your best friend’s sister you’ve heard so much about, or you happen to run into Brad Pitt at the grocery store…

    Group of Friends Hugging

    The same goes for kissing on the cheek. While this is quite common among friends, it’s not usual when meeting new people. On the other hand, if you come from a country where la bise is an everyday routine, just do it. Most people will find it charming.

    Still not sure?

    • A hug or a kiss on the cheek is a very friendly and intimate gesture that’s appropriate in casual settings and among friends and family.
    • A handshake is more formal and polite, and you can’t go wrong with it.

    Let’s Try It!

    Introducing Yourself

    Now you know how to translate “My name is,” in Czech and you’re ready to begin a conversation!
    Let’s start with a formal conversation. You’ll use these phrases at work, at school, and at other semi-formal or formal occasions.

    “Hello, my name is Jana.” Dobrý den, já jsem Jana.
    “Good evening, my name is Jana.” Dobrý večer, já jsem Jana.
    “Nice to meet you.” Těší mě!

    It’s that easy. Now let’s try an informal version.

    “Hi/hello, my name is Jana.” Ahoj, já jsem Jana.
    “Nice to meet you!” Těší mě!


    2. How to Break the Ice

    About Yourself

    After the officialities are done, you and your new acquaintance are ready to get to know each other. The topics of basic conversation in Czech when introducing yourself are probably shockingly similar to what you would talk about in your country: where you’re from, your job, what you’re doing in the Czech Republic.

    If you’re at a bar or a gym, just having fun and making friends, you’ll probably want to talk about your family, pets, and hobbies too.

    What are the most common questions (and answers)? And how do you ask about other people’s names?

    “Hello, my name is Jana.” Ahoj, já jsem Jana.
    “And you?” A ty?
    “Nice to meet you!” Těší mě!

    As for conversations with people who are older or “higher-ranked” than you, you introduce yourself and wait for them to continue. Asking about their name would be considered impolite.

    Now let’s look at how to say “I am from” in Czech:

    Czech Countries

    Informal Formal
    “Where are you from?” Odkud jsi? Odkud jste?
    “I am from Chile.” Jsem z Chile.
    “Where do you live?” Kde bydlíš? Kde bydlíte?
    “I live in Brno.” Bydlím v Brně.
    “Do you like it here?” Líbí se ti tu? Líbí se vám tu?

    It’s up to you how much you want to give away, of course.

    This neat list of introductions and greetings in Czech will make creating a simple outline of your next convo in Czech really easy!

    Work

    Man Who Works as a Baker

    Work is not only a huge part of our everyday life (that also pays the bills), but is also an awesome conversation topic!

    Informal Formal
    What’s your job?” (Where do you work?) Kde pracuješ? Kde pracujete?
    “What do you do?” Co děláš? Co děláte?

    You’ll hear this question a lot. It doesn’t matter if you’re at a family gathering, pub, yoga studio, or on the tram—this is the most common and popular opening line.

    You can answer it in two ways:

    • Pracuju jako asistentka.
      “I work as an assistant.”
    • Jsem asistentka.
      “I am an assistant.”

    The Perfect Ice Breaker: Hobbies and Family!

    Most older Czech people will probably inquire about your marital status, especially if they are elderly ladies. This topic is quite common, although most people won’t go that far and it’s something that likely won’t be discussed during formal occasions.

    People will probably ask:

    Informal Feminine Formal Feminine Informal Masculine Formal Masculine
    “Are you married?” Jsi vdaná? Jste vdaná? Jsi ženatý? Jste ženatý?
    “Do you have kids?” Máš děti? Máte děti? Máš děti? Máte děti?
    “Do you have siblings?” Máš sourozence? Máte sourozence? Máš sourozence? Máte sourozence?
    “What are your hobbies?” Jaké máš koníčky? Jaké máte koníčky? Jaké máš koníčky? Jaké máte koníčky?
    “What kinds of things do you like to do?” Co tě baví? Co vás baví? Co tě baví? Co vás baví?
    “Do you have any pets?” Máš nějaké zvíře? Máte nějaké zvíře? Máš nějaké zvíře? Máte nějaké zvíře?

    To which you might reply:

    Feminine Masculine
    “Yes, I am married.” Ano, jsem vdaná. Ano, jsem ženatý.
    “No, I am not.” Ne, nejsem. Ne, nejsem.
    “I am divorced.” Jsem rozvedená. Jsem rozvedený.
    “I am an only child.” Jsem jedináček. Jsem jedináček.
    “I have a brother and sister.” Mám bratra a sestru. Mám bratra a sestru.

    Getting Too Personal aka TMI

    Like I said before, a random Czech person probably won’t ask personal questions, even the ones that are perfectly normal and fine in other countries.

    In fact, many foreigners are surprised how little people in the Czech Republic “care.” The fact is, they just don’t want to be impolite or nosy, and discussing personal things makes them feel uncomfortable.
    It’s not appropriate to ask or talk about sexual orientation, in particular.

    The most personal question you’ll hear from an average Czech might be:

    • Kolik je ti let?
      “How old are you?”

    Asking about the other person’s age isn’t usual, but it’s not the first topic that will come up when meeting new people.

    The answer is short and sweet; you can just say the number. The proper (and formal) way of stating your age is:

    • Je mi 34 let.
      “I have 34 years.” / “I am 34 years old.”

    When in doubt, stick with neutral, inoffensive topics—work, pets, hobbies, or weather.

    How to Make a Good Impression

    We truly believe you’re a charming person who always leaves the best impression, and we won’t bore you with etiquette.

    Just a few quick tips:

    • Don’t be self-centered.
    • Ask questions, but not too many questions.
    • Make sure you’re using the formal and informal language correctly.
    • Don’t worry too much—every Czech understands that our language isn’t the easiest one. We really appreciate your effort and do our best to guide you, if needed!

    Man and Woman Having Coffee


    How CzechClass101.com Helps You Learn Czech in a Fun Way

    This article is a great guide on how to greet new people and introduce yourself in Czech. All you need to do now is go out and practice! Have fun, make new friends, and see learning Czech as a game.

    You’re probably thinking: “Yeah, this is cool, but how am I supposed to know how to pronounce things? And where can I find more useful words and phrases?”

    Well, my friend, start here. It’s a great summary of how to introduce yourself in Czech, complete with video, vocabulary, grammar, sentences, and phrases.

    Make sure you check out this list of basic Czech phrases that will help you learn the most important words for introducing yourself in Czech. You can also practice the pronunciation here.

    Before you go, though, why not start practicing how to speak and introduce yourself in Czech right away? Leave us a comment with some introductory sentences in Czech; we look forward to hearing from you!

    Good luck! Ahoj!

    Log

    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?

    Start with a bonus, and download the ‘How To be a Good Lover Cheat Sheet’ for FREE! (Logged-In Member Only)

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to be a Good Lover in Czech

    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.

    Sneak Peek! Log in to Download this Cheat Sheet!Sneak Peek! Log in to Download this Cheat Sheet!

    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!

    null

    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

    Start with a bonus, and download the ‘How To be a Good Lover Cheat Sheet’ for FREE! (Logged-In Member Only)

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to be a Good Lover in Czech

    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.

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills!

    Also, don’t forget to download your free cheat sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills too!

    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!

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills!

    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!

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills!

    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!

    Bus

    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!

    Learning

    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!

    Log in to Download Your Free Cheat Sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills!