How much Czech?

Discussion in 'General Language' started by marenleigh, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. marenleigh

    marenleigh New Member

    Hi, I am going to Prague, but I am staying in Vysocany. Do many people there speak English as well? It seems to be on the outskirts of the city. Just wondering how much I will need to know....THANKS!
  2. Geleen

    Geleen Active Member

    My experiences are that people on the outskirts of the city doesn't speak English very well. But there's no need to worry about it - i've always got my things done. But if you only speak English (people rather speak German or Russian) a small dictionary would be good to carry with you.
  3. Karel Fous

    Karel Fous Well-Known Member

    Vyso─Źany is part of Praha (Prague), some 4 - 5 stations by subway to centre.
    I am not so sure as marenleigh, that people rather speak Russian. Ederly people should be able speak German (obligatory lessons during WWII), middle age people should speak or understand Russian (obligatory lessons when communists grab the political power). Generaly - people don't like speak Russian. Better it is with German.
    English is pretty fine spread. But marenleigh has right, that at countryside, villages, the knowledge of English language is not good.
  4. Geleen

    Geleen Active Member

    Yes, Karel's right - most pepole don't like to speak Russian. I forgot to mention that. But my point was that if I have had communication problems in English (people don't understand or speak that language) I've successfully used both - German and Russian.
  5. xtopi

    xtopi New Member

    yes, people don't speak english well, but it's getting better, it's getting better. :)

    People just know, that there is no possibility being without second language now, when world is the more the smaller, it's like being without driver license....
  6. gementricxs

    gementricxs Well-Known Member

    Hey, Vysocany isn't some countrz or village, it's part of Prague, so a lot of people speak english, at least people younger than 40 years

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