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skate007
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PostPosted: 24-Apr-05 14:42  Reply with quote

What does a Czech person typically look like? What make them different from other countries? Hair color, eye color, skinny, normal, heavier; tall, short; light or dark skin? I am just having difficulty finding pictures of Czech people and was curious when someone came up to me and thought was part Czech (but I’m not)! Thanks for your help.\
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Usal
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PostPosted: 24-Apr-05 15:45  Reply with quote

Ahoj Kaitlyn, Czech people look like any other people, nothing that I would say distinguishes them from the rest of the world. If you want to look at some pics of Czech people, I put some pics I took on holiday on my fiancÚe’s web site here: http://www.gabi-z.com. Look on the family and friends page and on the photo gallery page.
Believe it or not people have asked me if I was Czech. Lol

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evian
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PostPosted: 24-Apr-05 23:24  Reply with quote

I have noticed (and also read) that the cheekbones of Czech, Slovakian & Hungarian people tend to be more defined - which makes them very attractive. I have also noticed many Czech men tend to grow moustaches, well at least more than what they do here in Australia. There is no distinct hair colour, although a large majority of Czechs have light brown hair.
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PostPosted: 25-Apr-05 5:33  Reply with quote

It seems to me that the concentration of brown eyes is higher than elsewhere. Might be just an impression though...
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PostPosted: 26-Apr-05 5:44  Reply with quote

My wife, who is not Czech, swears she can see resemblances among the Czech peoples and indeed ancestral pictures. Two hundred years ago it was more common for any people to have similarities. With globalization and ease of travel, these similarities have akk but disappeared.

I agree with previous comment of higher or more defined cheekbones, a more chiseled look being a more prevalent trait.

G.
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szarkafarka
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PostPosted: 26-Apr-05 15:47  Reply with quote

Usal wrote:
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... Czech people look like any other people, nothing that I would say distinguishes them from the rest of the world. If you want to look at some pics of Czech people, I put some pics I took on holiday on my fiancÚe’s web site here: http://www.gabi-z.com. Look on the family and friends page and on the photo gallery page....

Michael (Usal) mystifies us. It seems that the friends of Gabi are not Czechs. At the very least the invisible man in the picture. The others have no Czech names, too.
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Jana
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PostPosted: 26-Apr-05 16:37  Reply with quote

Well, the "invisible" man on this picture is Michael himself... Smile
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Usal
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PostPosted: 26-Apr-05 23:39  Reply with quote

As far as I know everyone in the pictures are Czech (except me). I have actually done a little photo enhancement to all of the pics since I posted those on Gabi's site so I'm not so "invisible." And I don't think a name defines you as a Czech or not.

btw Thanks Jana for making me "visible" Very Happy

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szarkafarka
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PostPosted: 27-Apr-05 8:15  Reply with quote

O.K. Names like Yenni and Dave don't sound too Czech.

BTW, Gabi herself seems to be of the Slavic type, which is rather common in Poland and Russia than in the C.R. The prevalent type in Bohemia is Alpine, which is also common in Bavaria, Austria, France (some regions), Luxembourg, etc.
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PostPosted: 27-Apr-05 11:11  Reply with quote

I see what you mean about the names.
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