If you are traveling to the Czech Republic to work or travel, we are here for you! The Czech Republic is a beautiful country to visit, steeped in a culturally rich environment that might be very different from your own. So, you must make a visit. However, respecting local citizens is a big deal in each country across the world. Therefore, aside from some common phrases, it would be best to learn some other formal and informal words. In this article, you will come to know how to say hello in the Czech and other greetings.
Following are described some basic Czech greetings that you should use during your visit to the Czech Republic:
Whenever you meet someone formally, the first word that you expectedly say is that you welcome them with a Hello/hi. However, if you want to say hello in the Czech, you say Ahoj/Nazdar in place of Hello/Hi.
Most often, people do not say hello in the Czech. Instead, they greet people by just saying “Greetings.” If you want to greet the same way in the Czech, say “Pozdravy.”
How can you have interaction and not need to thank them occasionally? So, you say thanks in the Czech language as “dík.”
Typically, you respond to someone’s thanks with a “welcome.” But, in Czech, you say “nemáš zač.”
The next thing you could say to people after a hello or greeting them is about the language. So, if you want to confirm whether they speak Czech or not, say the phrases like “mluvíš česky.”
In English, you say “OK good” quite a lot of times. So, if you appear to agree with people, you can express it in Czech as “OK dobře.”
When you are pleased to meet people, what else do you say except “It was nice meeting you”? So, in Czech, you express the pleasure of meeting people as “Rád jsem tě potkal.”
When you meet people after a long time, the first thing you might say to them is “long time no see!”. So, if you want to say this phrase to someone in the Czech language, say “dlouho jsme se neviděli.”
When you meet a local at the start of the day, you greet them with “good morning.” In Czech, you go like “dobré ráno” to make their morning.
If you meet someone in the afternoon, you could greet them in Czech as "dobré odpoledne."
Saying good evening when you meet someone at the end of the day is also a mandatory ritual. Thus, evening greetings in Czech are “dobrý večer.”
Informal night greetings are “Good night” in every language. So, in Czech, you say good night as “dobrou noc.”
Wishing a friend in this way is also a very heartfelt greeting. Want to wish somebody a “good day” in the Czech? Say “dobrý den.” Dobrý den is the most formal greeting that you would see people from Prague commonly using.
If you are departing from a friend with hope or wish to meet them the next day, you say, “see you tomorrow!”. Thus, in Czech, you say the same as “Uvidíme se zítra!.”
There are many other formal and informal words and hello in the Czech language, and the above-mentioned essential words. We have enlisted them down as an example so that you can easily learn them to add to your vocabulary.
|Czech Phrases||English Translation|
|Čím se živíte?||What do you do for a living?|
|Mohu mít vaše telefonní číslo||? Can I have your phone number?|
|Jak se naučit českou výslovnost?||How to learn Czech pronunciation?|
|Nechtěl byste se jít projít?||Would you like to go for a walk?|
|na shledanou||Good bye|
|Moc jsem si to užíval||I enjoyed myself very much|
|neznám tuto osobu||I don't know this person|
|Jsou dobří kamarádi||They are literally good friends|
|chovej se jako doma||Make yourself at home|
|tolik mladých lidí na večírku!||So many young people in the party!|
|Miluji vaše zdvořilé já||I love your polite self|
|To je přesně to, co jsem hledal!||This is exactly what I was looking for!|
|Máš krásné jméno||You have a beautiful name|
|sbohem starým dobrým časům||Goodbye to the good old days|
|Taková krásná rodina!||Such a lovely family!|
|Jste muž kultury||You are a man of culture|
|Dbejte na jeho výrazy||Pay heed to his expressions|
These were some common Czech words that you can include in your vocabulary and speak when you need to. Anyhow, if you want to say hello in the Czech or any other language thoroughly, you can learn with the Ling App. Also, read our hands-on article on 25 common phrases in Czech.
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