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Picking up the Czech

Every english speaker should know a few handy phrases in Czech. Here are some ones we think you should find quite handy...

ENGLISH/ČZECH

• What is your name?

Jak se jmenuješ? (Yak say yemenuesh?)

• You are very pretty.

To a female: Jsi moc pěkná. (Ye-see moce pyekna.)

To a male: Jsi moc pěkný. (ee-see moce pyeknee.)

• Are you married?

To a female: Jsi vdaná? (Ye-see veedanya?)

To a male: Jsi ženatý? (ye-see janatee?)

• Can I buy you a drink?

Můžu ti koupit něco k pití? (moo-zu tee koupeet kneco ka peetee?)

• Come, sit by me.

Pojď si sednout vedle mě. (poyd see sednout veeyedlea may.)

• You have very beautiful: eyes/lips/legs/breasts.

Más moc pěkné: oči/rty/nohy/prsa. (Maash moce pyeknay: ochee/retee/knowhee/persa.)

• I like your friend too.

To a female: Líbí se mi tvoje kamarádka. (Leebee say me tavoye comaradka.)

To a male: Líbí se mi tvůj kamarád. (Leebee say me tavuuye comarad.)

• Do you wanna spend the night at my panelak?

Chceš přespat u mě v paneláku? (Ksesh prreshpat u may va panelakuu?)

• You have great lips.

Máš skvělé rty. (Maash shkvely retee.)

• Keep doing it.

Dělej to dál. (Dyelay toe daal)

• Slow down.

Zpomal. (Za pomaal.)

• Can I see you again tommorrow?

Můžu tě zase zítra vidět? (moo-zu tee zashay zeetra veedyet?)

• I really love you.

Opravdu tě miluju. (Prav da tay milujew.)

• I’ll never forget you.

Nikdy na tebe nezapomenu. (Nigdee na tebay nez po men oo.)


For more lessons in how to speak and more importantly, how to think, in Czech, click through to Kommunication Failure >>