Appendix:Basic Czech glossary

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

Translation Phrase Pronunciation IPA Remarks
Czech český CHEHskee /ˈt͡ʃɛski/
Czech Republic Česká republika CHEHskah REHpublikah /ˈt͡ʃɛskɐː ɾɛpublikɐ/
hello dobrý den DObree den /ˈdobɾiː dɛn/ Literal translation: Good day
good-bye na shledanou na sKHLEdanow /nɐ 'sxlɛdɐnou/ Literal translation: Until we see each other again
please prosím PROseem /ˈpɾosiːm/ Literal translation: I beg
thank you děkuji vám DYEkooyi vam /ˈɟɛkuji vɐːm/
that one tamten tamten /tɐmtɛn/
how much? kolik KOlik /ˈkolik/
English anglický anglytskee /ɐnglit͡ski/
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 ɐnglit͡ski/
I don’t speak Czech nemluvím česky /nɛmluviːm 't͡ʃɛski/
Do you speak Czech? mluvíte česky? /mluviːtɛ 't͡ʃɛski/
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/