Baťa – the first Czech selfmademan

We have been wearing Baťa shoes for more than 120 years. On the 21st of September 1894, three siblings founded a small shoe company Baťa. But soon, it became a large shoe empire. Baťa shoes – that´s a brand and Baťa was the first Czech…

Burning witches

Burning witches is a tradition celebrated at night from the 30th of April to the 1st of May. We call this night „Filipojakubská night“ as well. What do the Czechs do? And who is a witch? Burning witches History People have been…

Praha – Prčice march

Do you like going on trips? Do you know a march from Prague to Prčice? It´s a famous march known by all Czechs. But where is Prčice? And when can you set out there? What is Praha - Prčice march? History In 1966 two enthusiastic…
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Czech Easter and traditions

Easter is the spring holiday and the most important Christian holiday. People prepare for Easter for 40 days – they fast. And there are some Czech folk customs people do in the period before Easter. Here are the most popular. When does…

Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia

On the 25th of February, it was a day which some people have still been remembering. From that day Czechoslovakia became a communist country. Members of the government were just communists and nothing has changed for the next 41 years. Communist…

Czech Christmas and traditions

Merry Czech Christmas! Are you going to celebrate with us? We´ll appreciate it. And here you can find how we celebrate Christmas, what Czech traditions are like, what we do during Christmas… Will you try any of the Czech customs? Or will…

Mirka has a pink t-shirt

How to pronounce correctly in Czech 8: r Is Czech pronunciation a problem for you? I offer you another short training. Today´s topic: consonants r. R Your lips are a bit open. Your tongue is free and the tip of the tongue goes up.…

Friends cooked a beetroot

How to pronounce correctly Czech ř. Is Czech pronunciation a problem for you? I offer you another short training. Today´s topic: consonant ř. Ř Ř is a typical Czech consonant and sound. You can´t find it in any other language. Its pronunciation…

Who is scared of online learning?

Would you like to start, like many other students, with studying Czech or to continue from September? You may not be sure whether schools will be open or your course won´t finish earlier due to the possibility of the second coronavirus wave.…

I want to discover Czechia 4

Tips for trips in CR Are you a foreigner living in the Czech Republic? Discover Czechia and attractive places, interesting people and Czech character. It´s summer – a great time for trips. I offer you a couple of tips on where to travel…

I want to read a Czech book. But which one? (3rd part)

  Reading Czech books is a great activity for training Czech, broadening vocabulary, and giving a better understanding. But what to read? Do you feel lost in book shops, e-shops, and libraries? Here is help: an overview of books suitable…

Foreigner’s troubles and loves in Czechia

  What worries foreigners and what they love in Czechia I asked my students what are their biggest problems in the Czech Republic. Here are their answers. You can compare them to your experience. Problems: Family and friends are…