Ahoj! Hello guys! Today it’s all about the Czech alphabet. Don’t get scared by the super fast alphabet in the beginning. It’s pretty much just for the entertainment purpose 😀 I will later tell you the Czech spelling alphabet and bits about its history and I will also help you to distinguish Czech text thanks to the knowledge of „háčky, čárky & kroužky“. The Czech spelling alphabet: A Adam B Božena C Cyril Č Čeněk D David Ď Ďáblice E Emil F František G Gustav H Helena CH Chrudim I Ivan J Josef K Karel L Ludvík M Marie N Norbert Ň Nina O Oto P Petr Q Quido R Rudolf Ř Řehoř S Svatopluk Š Šimon T Tomáš Ť Těšnov U Urban V Václav W Dvojité V X Xaver Y Ypsilon Z Zuzana Ž Žofie
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.
Vlk zhlt hrst zrn.
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Isabell Mayrhofer decided early on that she would like to see the world. So far she has lived abroad for nearly 15 years now (USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, France). She is currently living in Prague and working for a Start-up Live Penalty which focuses on the development of a mobile game combining the real and the virtual world of football.
Previously she has been working for another Czech Start-up (Automobilist), so you can take a peek inside this booming Prague scene.
Before her Czech Start-up career, she has been working in the film industry in Hollywood, so you can look forward to stories from this part of the world. And of course, we talked also about the similarities between the Czech and the Austrian culture (especially when it comes to food :-)).
P. S. You can check more about the mentioned Start-ups here: https://www.livepenalty.com/
Richard Savage is an English lecturer, musician, and voice artist, who has been living in the Czech Republic for almost 20 years.
I couldn’t resist to ask him some crucial Czech questions like:
What did he know about Czechia before moving here?
Was he afraid to move to a post-communistic country?
How does he handle black Czech humor?
What does he think about Czech traditions?
What about Jára Cimrman?
And some more. And Richard was kind to answer them all 😀
P. S. Here is a link to Richard’s website: https://www.richardsavagevoice.com/