21st August 1968 at night: people in Czechoslovakia were sleeping quietly. But they were woken up with a huge noise – airplanes, tanks. The Soviet army entered Czechoslovakia and then stayed here for 22 years. Why? Nobody invited them… Czechoslovakia was a part of a communist bloc but wanted to make its own policy. And […]
Tips for trips in Czechia Are you a foreigner living in the Czech Republic? Discover Czechia and attractive places, interesting people, and Czech characters. It´s summer – a great time for trips. I offer you a couple of tips on where to travel through Czechia.
Sometimes students ask me why the Czechs so often say hello – „Dobrý den“. They wonder how often they can hear saying hello and I wonder about their questions. So what do you know about Czech culture and greetings?
You have been learning Czech and would like to use the Internet as well. But there are a lot of programmes, applications… What to choose? What can be helpful? You probably have read a few tips in the first article. Here are the second part and other possibilities for how to study Czech on the […]
You learn Czech and want to know the Czech language well and quickly. But sometimes your motivation falls down. The study seems to be difficult, you are tired, frustrated because your progress goes slowly, you can´t remember anything… You need a restart and here is a little help for you.
Czech pronunciation: Length and stress Is Czech pronunciation a problem for you? I offer you a short training. Today´s topic: vowels – the length and the stress in Czech. Czech letters 1. vowels = a, e, i, y, o, u 2. consonants = all that is not a vowel = b, d, s, m, ž… […]
Reading a Czech book is a great activity for training Czech, broadening vocabulary, and better understanding. But what Czech book to read? Do you feel lost in bookshops, e-shops, and libraries? Here is help: an overview of five new books suitable for students of Czech.
Czechs often make their New Year´s resolution – a promise they will do what they need, have to, want but they hadn´t had enough time, had been lazy… The resolution often concerns their study of languages: I am going to start learning, to learn more… And what about you? Would you like to learn Czech […]
I have a small present for you – an e-book the Christmas Alphabet. Use the Advent time and Christmas days off. Start today and learn two „Christmas“ words a day. You will know 27 new words at the end of the year!
The Velvet Revolution was a very important event in modern Czech history. Czechs often divide the new era into parts before and after the revolution. The Velvet Revolution was lasting several days and became a symbol of the end of the communist regime. Do you know when it was and why we call it „Velvet“? […]
Czechs often say „the First Republic“ when they speak about their history. Do you know what it means? Do you know when the era of the First Republic was? It was one of the best Czech (and Slovak) periods. But only for 20 years…