Basic Czech Phrases

czech-language-1We separated the most vital Czech vocabulary and phrases you’ll need according to themes that you can print out or review in your electronic devices and bring with you wherever you go in the city.

 

Basic communication in Czech

  • Good day, formal “hello” = Dobry den (dobree den)
  • Good morning = Dobre rano (do-breh rah-no)
  • Good evening = Dobry vecer (do-bree ve-cher)
  • Good night = Dobrou noc (do-brow nots)
  • Goodbye = Na shledanou (na-skhle-da-now)
  • Hi (informal) = Ahoj (a-hoy), cau, (ciao), nazdar (naz-dar)
  • Bye (informal) = Ahoj (a-hoy), cau, (ciao), zatim (za-tyeem), pa
  • Please = Prosim (pro-seem)
  • Thank You = Dekuji (dye-ku-yi)
  • Excuse me (to get by someone) = S dovolenim (s do-vo-le-nyeem)
  • Excuse me (to get someone’s attention) = Prosim Vas (pro-seem vaas)
  • Yes = Ano (ano)
  • No = Ne (neh)
  • Do you speak English? = Mluvite anglicky? (mlu-vee-te an-glit-sky?)
  • I don’t speak Czech = Nemluvim cesky (ne-mloo-veem che-sky)
  • I don’t understand Czech = Nerozumim cesky (ne-ro-zu-meem che-sky)
  • Excuse me, could I ask you…? = Prosim Vas, muzu se zeptat, (pro-seem vas. moo-zhu say zep-tat). It is most polite to say this before asking a question.
  • Where is… – kde je… (gde ye…?)
  • banka (ban-ka)
  • ATM, bankmachine = bankomat (bank-o-mat)
  • Currency exchange = Smenarna (smnyenahrna)
  • Bathroom = Toaleta, Zachod (toaleta, zahkod)
  • Main station = hlavni nadrazi (hlav-nee nah-drah-zhee)
  • Metro = subway station
  • Tram stop = tramvajova zastavka (tram-vai-o-vah zah-staf-kah)
  • Hospital = nemocnice (ne-mots-nee-tseh)
  • Police = policie (pol-ee-tsee-eh)
  • How much does it cost? = Kolik to stoji (ko-lik to sto-yee)
  • Is this place taken? = Je tu obsazeno? (ye too ob-sah-zen-o)
  • I’ll have a beer = Dam si pivo, prosim
  • Two beers please = dve piva, proseem
  • We’ll pay now = Zaplatim, prosim (za-pla-tyeem pro-seem)

NOTICES IN PRAGUE

  • Z technických důvodů zavřeno. = Closed due to technical reasons.
  • Volané číslo neexistuje = The number you are calling does not exist.
  • Ukončete výstup a nástup, dveře se zavírají! = Please stop entering and exiting, The doors are closing (Prague subway)
  • Příští zastávka …… = Next stop… (on the tram)