5 Phrases That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Czech Language

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.
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