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?
Historical background of Czech video game Kingdom Come Deliverance
The beginning of the 15th century was quite a turbulent time in the land of the Bohemian Kingdom. It was chosen as a time period for one of the most successful Czech video games Kingdom Come Deliverance. So I will tell you more about this part of Czech history – about the situation in the Bohemian Kingdom and also about the important events that were ahead and that might be a substance for Kingdom Come Deliverance Part 2. I will be also talking a bit about the background of the game itself and I hope that you will also enjoy this RPG game from the land of Bohemia.
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!
A brief history of Czech Beer – Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Břevnov
Ahoj! Hey guys, beer is a significant part of Czech culture, after-all Czechs are the ones who drink the most beer per capita per year. Yep, Germans and Austrians drink less beer than we do. So let’s take a look into the first known brewery in Bohemia and also let’s talk about the most famous Czech beer brands – Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser.
Notes – words in Czech:
pivo = beer
Pivo, prosím. = Beer, please.
Plzeň = Pilsen
České Budějovice = Budweis
Břevnovský klášter = Břevnov monastery
Starobrno (beer from Moravia)
Working in the Czech Republic – my favorite Czech employee benefits
In 2010 5% of all the employees in the Czech Republic were foreigners. In the end of 2019 the percentage was close to 15% – so the amount has almost tripled within 10 years. What are the Czech employee benefits that are attracting more and more foreigners? The answer will be different for everyone based on personal experience and the country of origin. So let me tell you my personal 5 Czech employee benefits.
2. Parental Leave
3. Religion & Employment
4. Taxes & Health Insurance
5. Unemployment Rate
What are your personal favourites?
The legendary birth of Czech nation – the story of „praotec Čech“
Ahoj! Hello guys, today I will tell you one of the versions of the story that all Czechs know – the story of „praotec Čech“ – a story of a person who is supposed to be a legendary founding father of Czech nation. And maybe he also has something to do with the birth of Polish nation… Make a cup of tea and enjoy one of our stories from mythical pagan times when forests were full of strange creatures such as polednice or bludičky! 🙂
And you can also plan your trip to the mountain Říp and see for yourself the Czech nature and its promising lands full of honey. 🙂
Super fast Czech alphabet in 6 seconds & slow spelling version (Czech podcast in English)
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
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.
Vlk zhlt hrst zrn.
Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe and share it with other friends of Czech culture! 🙂
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! 🙂
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