Why do Czechs believe in the future of Bitcoin?

Ahoj! Hello guys, a recent survey has shown that 8% of Czechs already invested into a cryptocurrency (mostly Bitcoin). Also the Forbes magazine wrote an article in 2018 where Pragues was selected as a top Bitcoin city. So let’s take a look into the world of cryptocurrencies in the Czech Republic. Where is Bitcoin accepted? Which Czech companies are significant in this new world? And what are the cultural/historical reasons behind this phenomenon?

Czech Kate
Why do Czechs believe in the future of Bitcoin?
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German loanwords in Czech language – Podcast with Angelika who moved to Bohemia from Germany in 2020

Angelique „Angelika“ Scharmach moved to Jablonec nad Nisou (Northern Bohemia) in September 2020. As she is brand new in the Czech Republic, we played a small game where we are talking about German loanwords (Germanisms) in Czech language. As the land of today’s Czechia was ruled for nearly 4 centuries by Austrian kings and emperors, there are still some words from German which we have adapted into the Czech language. But as Czechoslovakia was established in 1918, many of these words sound archaic to the current generation of Germans. So let’s see how it goes.

Mentioned words: flaška, flek, deka, rentgen, raubíř, hochštapler, fajnšmekr, ruksak, taška,…

Then we also spoke with Angelika about her story – why did she and her husband move to Czechia and how they are doing so far in very unusual times of corona restrictions.

Angelika has her YT channel Creative in Czech: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMZN3-kehhoBdDIy9lN0PA where she is sharing experience from her new home – focusing on nature and crafts, so don’t forget to check it out!

Czech Kate
German loanwords in Czech language - Podcast with Angelika who moved to Bohemia from Germany in 2020
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Czech tongue twisters – Strč prst skrz krk and another one with no vowels & more funny Czech words

Ahoj! Hi guys! If you’ve been interested in the Czech Republic for some time you have most likely heard the most famous Czech tongue twister with no vowels Strč prst skrz krk (= Stick your finger through the neck). So let’s move past that. I will tell you other ones that may make you smile or scare you (who knows :-D).

Třista třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček přeletělo přes tři sta třicet tři stříbrných střech.

Byl jednou jeden Řek a ten mi řek, abych mu řek, kolik je v Řecku řeckých řek. A já mu řek, že nejsem Řek, abych mu řek kolik je v Řecku řeckých řek.

Nenaolejuje-li Julie koleje, naolejuji je já sám.

Šel pštros s pštrosicí a s pštrosáčaty pštrosí ulicí do pštrosáčárny.

Nejneobhospodařovávatelnějšího.

Vlk zhlt hrst zrn.

Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe and share it with other friends of Czech culture! 🙂

Czech Kate
Czech tongue twisters - Strč prst skrz krk and another one with no vowels & more funny Czech words
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Czech koruna – history of CZK and the connection between the Czech Republic and American Dollar

Ahoj! Hello guys, let’s look into the world of our Czech Currency – česká koruna (CZK). I will talk about its origins and I will show you each coin and banknote and you will learn about the symbols and important figures of Czech history who are depicted on our currency. And there is also an interesting story of a small connection between the Czech city of Jáchymov and the name of current USA currency – dollar. Enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂

Czech Kate
Czech koruna - history of CZK and the connection between the Czech Republic and American Dollar
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Bohemian Classical Music Composers – Smetana & Dvořák – podcast with Czech pianist Tomáš Hostýnek

Tomáš Hostýnek is here again to share his insights from the world of Czech classical music. In this podcast we are mainly focusing on 2 most famous Czech composers – Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana. You will learn their life stories and also about Czech musical festivals dedicated to their legacy (Smetanova Litomyšl & Dvořákova Praha & Smetanovské dny). 

We will be also mentioning less known Czech composers such as Jindřich Jindřich or Emil Axman. 

And don’t forget to Czech Tomáš‘ channel where you can listen to his interpretations of some of the Czech masterpieces: https://www.youtube.com/user/RhadeQQ/videos

Enjoy!

Czech Kate
Bohemian Classical Music Composers - Smetana & Dvořák - podcast with Czech pianist Tomáš Hostýnek
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I fell in love with the Czech Republic because of the Weather, says ex-Californian Michael G. Maurer

Michael G. Maurer is an American who studied high-school in Texas and then moved to California to pursue his film-making dreams. And maybe he would be still living in L. A., if there wouldn’t be a lucky coincidence of him meeting his future wife Markéta, a Czech from a city of Pilsen.

Michael is now living in Bohemia for more than a decade and he will share with you his insights from an American-Expat point of view. He has also many interesting stories from his travels around the world and from the movie industry (f. e. Spider-Man, Legally Blond 2,…), so you can look forward to hearing about that as well.

Enjoy!

Czech Kate
I fell in love with the Czech Republic because of the Weather, says ex-Californian Michael G. Maurer
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