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Hey listeners! What was the first Czech phrase you learned? And which one of these were you the most surprised by? Let us know in Czech!
that is an interesting first word to know! Antonín Panenka is to this day one of the most famous Czech sportsmen in the country.
Thank you for sharing your story.
that is a great phrase to know, especially if in a relationship with a Czech. The correct way to spell it hough would be "Já tě miluju" or we often just say "Miluju tě".
😄First I would like to thank you.Dekuji vam! (My first phrase which goes a long way).
I recognized and used almost all of these words in a recent five day-long visit to Prague....My wife and I had visited Prague 25 years ago and wanted to return. Prague was just as beautiful and we enjoyed visiting historic sites and profiting from the many concerts and a number of museums that we visited. Though I had planned out a number of concerts and visits beforehand, even without making a detailed plan there were so many things to do and see (and the desk clerks were very accommodating with advice and even ordering taxis and making or allowing me to make local phone calls) that if someone were to come without a plan there would be plenty of quality things to do.
Between your lessons (I followed lessons and and your daily words for about 3-4 weeks prior to the visit) and a phrasebook I was able to get through most common situations, and also figure out the gist of newspapers, street signs and read the legends under exhibitions in various museums. I was able by the last day to comprehend when people spoke simply--though to master the language would of course require considerably more study. At times I found however that I was using a Russian pronunciation (some thirty years ago I had studied Russian for a year) and words that I had forgotten that I had even known in Russian, came to me as I began to speak Czech. Czech is however to my ear more melodic.
For my pleasure and I insisted on using Czech in situations like ordering taxis, asking directions, purchases and restaurants, though to be honest, almost everyone in the Old and New Towns and places tourists usually frequent,spoke English. Often they were pleased at my efforts, . ..though .at times I felt it would have been quicker for both had I spoken in English (and they were being accommodating).
I found Prague to be just as beautiful, and more so, than in my first visit (I assume that by mid October it will be even more so as many last touches are being made to museums and monuments in anticipation of the Anniversary of Independence in mid October. The only drawback which stems from its popularity is the plethora of tourists, in the case of the Old Town Square --which is majestic the numbers of tourists was so overwhelming that it was difficult to appreciate the architecture.
I enjoy keeping up with your daily words and phrases. Again, thank you.
I do hope that one day we shall again be able to visit Prague once again.
"Panenka", even before starting learning Czech. It is a way to throw a penalty-kick in football outsmarting the goalkeeper, but only recently I learned it meant "doll". The trick is called like that after the player who used it for the very first time.
Já tien miluju - my first Czech phrase