Appendix:Basic Czech glossary

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Here are basic words and common phrases in the Slavic language of Czech:

Translation Phrase IPA Remarks
Czech český /ˈt͡ʃɛskiː/
Czech Republic Česká republika /ˈt͡ʃɛskɐː ɾɛpublikɐ/
hello dobrý den /ˈdobɾiː dɛn/ Literal translation: Good day
good-bye na shledanou /nɐ ˈsxlɛdɐnou/ Literal translation: Until we see each other again
please prosím /ˈpɾosiːm/ Literal translation: I beg
thank you děkuji vám /ˈɟɛkuji vɐːm/
that one tamten /tɐmtɛn/
how much? kolik /ˈkolik/
English anglický /ɐnɡlit͡skiː/
yes ano /ɐno/ Sometimes shortened to /no/ (!)
no ne /ne/
sorry promiňte /pɾomiɲte/ Literal translation: Forgive
generic toast na zdraví /nɐ zdɾɐviː/ Literal translation: To health
I don’t understand nerozumím /nɛɾozumiːm/
Where's the bathroom? kde je toaleta? /ɡdɛ jɛ toɐletɐ/
Do you speak English? mluvíte anglicky? /mluviːtɛ ɐnɡlit͡ski/
I don’t speak Czech nemluvím česky /nɛmluviːm ˈt͡ʃɛski/
Do you speak Czech? mluvíte česky? /mluviːtɛ ˈt͡ʃɛski/
Where can I find a restaurant? kde najdu restauraci? /ɡdɛ nɐjdu ɾɛstɐurɐt͡si/
Where is the nearest hospital? kde je nejbližší nemocnice? /ɡdɛ jɛ nɛjbliʃiː nɛmot͡snit͡sɛ/