Czech Language Facts

Interesting Czech Language Facts

If you’re thinking about learning a language it’s always good to know a little about the origins and history of the language you are learning. Here, Cactus Language offers up our most interesting Czech language facts:

1. Czech is one of the West Slavic languages

Not only does the Czech language share similarities with other Slavic languages such as Polish and Russian, but it was also influenced by Latin and German.

2. There are around 10 million Czech speakers in the world

The Czech speakers are primarily in Czech Republic where it is an official language. A benefit of learning Czech is that it is also mutually intelligible with the Slovak language.

3. Czech used to be known as Bohemian

Bohemian is language of Bohemia, a region of today’s Czech Republic.

4. Several Czech words have made it into English

Some of these words include dollar, pistol, polka and robot.

5. Some Czech words don’t have any vowels

This is because in Czech, consonants can act as vowels. For example, the tongue twister “Strč prst skrz krk“, meaning “put your finger through your throat”, is made only of consonants.

Get 10% OFF with code MCD10

Get 10% OFF all 5-week and one-week May online courses with code MCD10, ends Sunday 22nd May.

Czech Courses

An excellent way to improve your Czech language skills is by taking a group Czech language course with Cactus. We offer Czech languages courses online and face-to-face in over 10 locations across the UK.

Private Tuition

Cactus offers a range of options for Czech private tuition. You can choose one-to-one classes if you prefer online and tailored Czech lessons that suit your schedule and location. For more information please visit our private tuition and corporate language training division.


  • SKY1