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Postby scrimshaw » 20-Jun-08 17:08

A Glenn hraje roli bodrého američana.
Jsem zvědav, jak by to vypadalo, kdybych byl přivolávačem deště. Jak by to vypadalo, kdybych uměl přivolat déšt'?
Mám pocit ale, že se to bohužel nikdy nedozvím.
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Postby Irena M » 21-Jun-08 2:53

scrimshaw wrote:A Glenn hraje roli bodrého američana.

:lol:
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Postby Alexx » 21-Jun-08 5:56

Celé to bylo velmi bod:-)
I cesta může být cíl.
The journey is the goal.
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 27-Aug-08 19:15

Good article, I wish it gave a bit more advice on blending in! I'm sure it becomes obvious after a while...


The only people who speak louder than Americans are Spanish people and Italians, it's really unbearable if you can't hear the person you're talking to because someone half way across the cafe is shouting.
But these people who speak loudly are always generally happy and care free, and therefore well liked (although sometimes annoying!), here anyway.
It's just a little cultural thing, it's so funny, you can hear them from across the road!


Other than that


"Monopoly is all the streets of London," a reference to the licensing and bastardizing of the Monopoly board to suit local tastes.
Aw! Why shouldn't Monopoly be localized! That's how I learned the streets of Dublin, and which were the poshest areas (To be avoided!)




Is it normal to tip in the Czech republic? It's rare in Ireland, only for exceptionally good service (or if, like me, you're an ex waitress and you know how crap it is!)
Standard percentages?
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Postby kibicz » 27-Aug-08 21:32

4Kč: ofcourse monopoly are localized, I have Prague version at cottage but i didnt like this game.. Člověče nezlob se FTW!

tiping: yes, its reward for good service or meal and it not in percents but its rounding up the amount so as you dont have to bother with counting many little coins...
I need my czenglish corrected! (including this signature;)
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 28-Aug-08 0:56

kibicz wrote:4Kč: ofcourse monopoly are localized, I have Prague version at cottage but i didnt like this game.. Člověče nezlob se FTW!


I know that! The writer of the article felt it was wrong, and I was disagreeing with him.

tiping: yes, its reward for good service or meal and it not in percents but its rounding up the amount so as you dont have to bother with counting many little coins...


That's good to know, so there's no way I can insult someone so long as I do round it up?

Say I was happy very with the meal, service was good, the people were nice, I round it up and then give and extra 10 korun, this is a nice thing to do, or an insult?

In Ireland, if you give under a euro, people can be insulted that you are just trying to get rid of excess change!

To put it in perspective for me, what can you buy, if anything, with 10 korun? A bar of chocolate?
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Postby wer » 28-Aug-08 2:31

kibicz wrote:4Kč: ofcourse monopoly are localized, I have Prague version at cottage but i didnt like this game.. Člověče nezlob se FTW!

More than localized. The game was too capitalist for the commies, so we have a "cover version". It's called "Dostihy a sázky" (= Horce racing and betting).

Ctyri koruny wrote:To put it in perspective for me, what can you buy, if anything, with 10 korun? A bar of chocolate?

Rather a candy bar, or one beer (an average one in the supermarket).
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 28-Aug-08 17:43

Ctyri koruny wrote:To put it in perspective for me, what can you buy, if anything, with 10 korun? A bar of chocolate?

Rather a candy bar, or one beer (an average one in the supermarket).
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Thanks! :)



Look what I found on a flash card site:

http://www.czechprimer.org/words/nouns/cizinka
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Postby Irena M » 28-Aug-08 22:19

Ctyri koruny wrote:
Look what I found on a flash card site:

http://www.czechprimer.org/words/nouns/cizinka


Cute!
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