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INTRODUCTION
John: Must-Know Czech Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 23 - Happy New Year!
John: Hi everyone, I'm John.
Karin: And I'm Karin.
John: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Czech about New Year greetings. Libor celebrates the New Year, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Karin: Šťastný Nový rok!
John: meaning - "Happy New Year!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Libor: Šťastný Nový rok!
(clicking sound)
Petra: Vám také! Ať se daří.
Jirka: Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví.
Dáša: Všechno nejlepší do nového roku.
Věra: Ať lítají rychlé špunty!
John: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Libor: Šťastný Nový rok!
John: "Happy New Year!"
(clicking sound)
Petra: Vám také! Ať se daří.
John: "And to you too. All best."
Jirka: Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví.
John: "Don't say goodbye to the old year sober."
Dáša: Všechno nejlepší do nového roku.
John: "All the best in the new year."
Věra: Ať lítají rychlé špunty!
John: "Let the corks fly!"
POST
John: Listen again to Libor's post.
Karin: Šťastný Nový rok!
John: "Happy New Year!"
Karin: (SLOW) Šťastný Nový rok! (Regular) Šťastný Nový rok!
John: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Happy."
Karin: Šťastný
John: This adjective is the consistent part of the most used Czech New Year's greeting. Listen again- "Happy" is...
Karin: (SLOW) Šťastný (REGULAR) Šťastný
John: Then comes the phrase - "New Year!"
Karin: Nový rok!
John: The phrase in Czech usually starts with a capital letter in the Czech equivalent of the word "new." Listen again- "New Year!" is...
Karin: (SLOW) Nový rok! (REGULAR) Nový rok!
John: All together, "Happy New Year!"
Karin: Šťastný Nový rok!
COMMENTS
John: In response, Libor's friends leave some comments.
John: His neighbor, Petra, uses an expression meaning - "And to you too. All best."
Karin: (SLOW) Vám také! Ať se daří. (REGULAR) Vám také! Ať se daří.
[Pause]
Karin: Vám také! Ať se daří.
John: Use this expression to show you are feeling warm-hearted.
John: His college friend, Jirka, uses an expression meaning - "Don't say goodbye to the old year sober."
Karin: (SLOW) Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví. (REGULAR) Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví.
[Pause]
Karin: Nelučte se se starým rokem střízliví.
John: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
John: His high school friend, Dáša, uses an expression meaning - "All the best in the new year."
Karin: (SLOW) Všechno nejlepší do nového roku. (REGULAR) Všechno nejlepší do nového roku.
[Pause]
Karin: Všechno nejlepší do nového roku.
John: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
John: His wife's high school friend, Věra, uses an expression meaning - "Let the corks fly!" (In Czech, “fast corks” refers to a non-alcoholic beverage for children)
Karin: (SLOW) Ať lítají rychlé špunty! (REGULAR) Ať lítají rychlé špunty!
[Pause]
Karin: Ať lítají rychlé špunty!
John: Use this expression to be funny.
OUTRO
John: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about New Year greetings, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Karin: Nazdar!

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