Discussion in 'Make a Connection' started by zana, Jun 24, 2006.
Zana, welcome to this board. I'm sorry I can't help you find relatives and I don't have MSN. But I hope you enjoy this board and find what you are looking for.
No, I'm American, but my husband is Czech. Are you trying to learn Czech? You should look for a tutor. Many tutors will teach you here in the States for only $10-$15 a weekly lesson. Also, are you going to be a Senior this year. You might want to consider becoming a foreign exchange student or studying abroad while in college. You are young and that is the time to travel. Once you have children it gets much more difficult!
Wow, your English is really good! I thought you were American. Sorry but I can't help you with traveling abroad or being a foreign exchange student. If you were in America, I could probably help you find the right contacts but I can't help you in Slovenia.
Milá Žano Hrdličková, do not ask Americans how hard is learning Czech. You have a nice Czech surname (hrdlička = turtle-dove) and you speak Slovenian which is close related to the Czech language. You will be able to understand Czech after 1-2 months in the CR.
Zeisig is right - as a native English speaker, I am having quite a time with Czech but recently I saw a travel show about Slovenia and was surprised (because of my limited knowledge of Czech) that I was able to understand some of the spoken words and printed signs that were in the show. I think you will do well with Czech.
if anyone bored one day, or one decade, try learning czech, japanese, portugese and zulu at the same time
Shaka, thanks for pointing out the obvious. What would I do without you. :roll:
i werent being sarcastic, didnt realise you knew after that he/she was slovenian. i didnt read the whole topic, my bad!
Why don't you ask your parents to take you on a trip to Prague or some other place in the Czech Republic this summer so you could experience a bit of the life here
I think that after high school you could choose a course of studies that could bring you to the Czech Republic, in Prague, Brno or Olomouc
I read in the travelling book that Czech people also speak German besides the Czech language. Is this true? There is a Goethe Institut in Prague, I thought of learning German there.
Young people speak English instead of German since English is taught in elementary and high schoolls.
Yes, a lot of Czechs understand German (not as secondary mother tongue but as a foreign language). Ladis is right about young people. They prefer English but it doesn't mean they don't understand German since knowledge of two foreign languages is standard. Only middle-aged people are less (less in local condition!!!) familiar with German - they're mostly educated in Russian.
Of course you could also learn German in the Czech Republic but you'd definitely have many more opportunities to speak German after your classes if you study in Germay or Austria unless you surround yourself with German speakers while in Prague
Thanks for your reply. I work in a German company that has an office in Prague and wish to be relocated there one day. I have started my German class 2 weeks ago. It's a tough but interesting & challenging language.
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