Map of Czech spoken dialects

Czech spoken dialects.

  • Common Czech (white area)Czech writing

Other minor dialects

  • Central Moravian dialect (brown area)
  • East Moravian dialect (dark pink eastern area)
  • Silesian dialect (red area)

 

  • (Dark blue) Influenced by other dialects/languages

 

General

Česk√° Republika (Czech republic). The German name Tschechien is also useful to know. The territory of the Czech Republic itself is also often referred to as the Czech lands.

 

Differences between Czech and Slovakian

The old Czechoslavakia was dissolved in 1993. Czech and Slovakian speakers understand both languages in their written and spoken form.

People born after 1993 will not have heard Slovakian so much, so will find this hard to understand and vice versa with the Young Slovakians.

Similarity between Czech and Slovakian

Czech text
Všichni lidé se rodí svobodní a sobě rovní co do důstojnosti a práv. Jsou nadáni rozumem a svědomím a mají spolu jednat v duchu bratrství.

Slovakian text
Všetci ľudia sa rodia slobodní a sebe rovní, čo sa týka ich dôstojnosti a práv. Sú obdarení rozumom a majú navzájom jednať v bratskom duchu.

English translation
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

Czech Latin Alphabet

 

There are 42 letters in the Czech alphabet.

It does use accents, see below:

Additions to Latin Alphabet (accents)

To type accents with ALT codes, hold down the ALT key, then on the numeric keypad type the three or four digits listed here. However not with laptops, ALT codes only work with the numeric keypad, NOT the row of numbers across the top of your keyboard, as on laptops.

a with acute accent
   á      Á  

c with hachek
   č      Č  

d with hachek
   ď      Ď  

e with acute accent
   é      É  

e with hachek
   ě      Ě  

i with acute accent
   í      Í  

n with hachek
   ň      Ň  

o with acute accent
   ó      Ó  

r with hachek
   ř      Ř  

s with hachek
   š      Š  

t with hachek
   ť      Ť  

u with acute accent
   ú      Ú  

u with ring
   ů      Ů  

y with acute accent
   ý      Ý  

z with caron
   ž      Ž  

Full Czech alphabet

a
   a      A  

a with acute
   á      Á  

b
   b      B  

c
   c      C  

c with hachek
   č      Č  

d
   d      D  

d with hachek
   ď      Ď  

e
   e      E  

e with acute accent
   é      É  

e with hachek
   ě      Ě  

f
   f      F  

g
   g      G  

h
   h      H  

ch
   ch      Ch  

i
   i      I  

i with acute accent
   í      Í  

j
   j      J  

k
   k      K  

l
   l      L  

m
   m      M  

n
   n      N  

n with hachek
   ň      Ň  

o
   o      O  

o with acute accent
   ó      Ó  

p
   p      p  

q
   q      Q  

r
   r      R  

r with hachek
   ř      Ř  

s
   s      S  

s with hachek
   š      Š  

t
   t      T  

t with hachek
   ť      Ť  

u
   u      U  

u with acute accent
   ú      Ú  

u with ring
   ů      Ů  

v
   v      V  

w
   w      W  

x
   x      X  

y
   y      Y  

y with acute accent
   ý      Ý  

z
   z      Z  

z with caron
   ž      Ž  

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