The Czech Language is an Indo-European language spoken by over 10 million people, mainly in the Czech Republic. It is a rich and ancient language with a history that spans centuries, influencing other languages as well.
Czech has seven cases, and similar to other Indo-European languages, there are subtle differences in meaning and usage. This complexity makes learning Czech a bit more of a challenge.
Czech is composed of two distinct language parts, known as Czech Bohemian and Moravian. Common Czech words in the Bohemian section often come from the Latin language.
Czech is written in a Latin-based alphabet. However, some characters only used in Czech are part of words.
Czech does not use the article ‘the’; Czech words use prefixes and suffixes to indicate whether something is definite or indefinite.
Czech pronunciation is tricky as different letters have the same sounds. It means the expectation of the pronunciation of some words is different.
Notably, Czech does not use gendered pronouns. It means that regardless of gender, everyone is called ‘it.’
Czech has a rich and varied vocabulary due to its long history and influence from other languages such as German and Latin.
Some longer Czech words can be composed of 10 smaller words, such as the Czech word for “President,” formed with prezidentstvím.
Czech language has gained popularity recently due to its use in films and TV series such as Kvaska.
Czech has influenced many languages, such as the English words polka and Lhotka, derived from the Czech-language terms polka and Lhotka.