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:
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.
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.
Bohemian is language of Bohemia, a region of today’s Czech Republic.
Some of these words include dollar, pistol, polka and robot.
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.
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.
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.