Although the Czech language can be difficult to learn, we still recommend trying to learn a few phrases. The Czechs will welcome your effort and will be all the more willing to help you.
Here are 5 fun phrases that will surprise and inspire.
To je jiné kafe
- Translation: A different kind of coffee
- Meaning: This is what you say when you’re telling somebody that “it’s apples and oranges.”
Mít knedlík v krku
- Translation: To have a dumpling in your throat
- Meaning: A fun way to say you’re speechless or when someone is so nervous they can barely swallow. Dumplings are a major part of Czech cuisine and are often served as a side dish with meat.
Snesl bych ti modré z nebe
- Translation: I would take the blue from the sky for you
- Meaning: A very poetic way of saying you would do anything for somebody.
Bez peněz do hospody nelez
- Translation: Never go to a pub without money
- Meaning: Technically, don’t go unprepared anywhere, especially when it’s obvious you should be prepared.
Malé ryby taky ryby
- Translation: Even small fish are fish
- Meaning: Czechs have a knack for appreciating the small things in life. This expression means that even the smaller successes should be celebrated, as they are still successes, no matter how tiny.