Want To Learn Slovak?
Slovakia is a country in Central Europe. Often confused with nearby Slovenia, Slovakia is a very modern economy within the EU. The culture has been shaped by the long history of the region and close ties with neighboring Czechia. It is a mountainous country that boasts diverse wildlife along with many medieval relics such as castles dotted around.
The Slovakian language is known as Slovak, and is spoken by 5.5 million people. It shares its roots with Polish, Sorbian and Czech as a West Slavic language. As such, there are many similarities between the languages, being mutually intelligible to an extent. As expected, Slovak is spoken mainly in Slovakia and surrounding areas with some small communities speaking it across the world.
Despite its Slavic roots, Slovak is written in the Latin Alphabet, though it does introduce several diacritics for certain letters. Being highly inflected with six different cases, word order is not completely set and can be moved around to place emphasis on certain elements. There are no articles used but words have grammatical gender.
Slovakia is not as well known or popular as other countries in the region. This is despite the amazing landscape and friendly people. There is also some very interesting history in the country that can be explored. By learning Slovak, you will be able to communicate easily with the local and develop a deeper understanding of the country, its culture and its people