Czech and Slovak Useful Words and Phrases
Czech and Slovak are both Slavic languages. Because Czech and Slovak are mutually comprehensible, only Czech words and phrases will be included in the following list.
If you plan to stay in either country for more than a few months, you will definitely need to expand your vocabulary beyond this cursory list. Slovaks will definitely appreciate any attempts to speak Slovak rather than Czech. Likewise, most Czechs prefer to hear Czech.
Regardless of the linguistic rivalry between the Czechs and Slovaks, both languages are grammatically difficult. So, do your best. And good luck!
Important Words and Phrases
Yes = Ano
No = Ne
Good morning = Dobré ráno
Good afternoon = Dobry den
Good evening = Dobry vecer
Good bye = Nashledanou
Thank you = Dekuji vám
Please = Prosím
Where is the bus station? = Kde je autobusové nádrazí?
Where is the train station? = Kde je zeleznicní stanice?
Where is the toilet? = Kde je toaleta?
Nice to meet you. = Tesí me.
I don’t understand. = Nerozumín.
I don’t speak Czech. = Nemluvím cesky.
My name is ___________. = Jmenuji se ___________.
one = jeden/jedna/jedno
two = dva/dve
three = tri
four = ctyri
five = pet
six = sest
seven = sedm
eight = osm
nine = devet
ten = deset