Differences between Czechs and Slovaks.

Discussion in 'Culture' started by wissy, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    I might appear a bit stupid to many of you (i'm English!!) but reading lots of posts over the last few months can someone tell me the fundimental differences between Czechs and Slovaks? Is there a rivilry between the two like between the English and the Scots?

    Wissy. :D
  2. withoutaim

    withoutaim Active Member


    Of course, there are some differences: Slovaks are far more lively, noise, conservative... 70% Czechs are atheists, whereas Slovaks are strongly believers. Czech men tend to be femine - Slovak men are "more" masculine. (I don't think their appearance - of course :D, but the role of male and female values in the society... Czechs are individualistic, close-set in comparison with Slovaks. They are much more typical Slavonians than Czechs. Czechs are said to be "Slavonic Germans".
  3. Qcumber

    Qcumber Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't it be "fundamental" and "rivalry"?
  4. evian

    evian Well-Known Member

    An English person's spelling being corrected by a French native! [​IMG]
  5. Qcumber

    Qcumber Well-Known Member

  6. Yvan

    Yvan Well-Known Member

    According to the quite recent public opinion poll, from all the other nations, Czechs like Slovaks the most.
    And I think it's similar with Slovaks.
  7. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    Well done. You got me!
    My dreadful spelling is only surpassed by your arrogant and pathological desire to humiliate people on this forum.

    Wissy. 8)
  8. wissy

    wissy Well-Known Member

    Has the Australian cricket team found their way back to Aus yet!! :wink:

  9. mickeycz

    mickeycz New Member


    well as far as rivalry is concerned; I am a native Czech (living abroad though) and my wife is Slovak, so we have established again a Czecho-Slovak union so to speak. at least under our roof.
    and neither my relatives nor my wifes relatives have any negative feelings about it (neither do we obviously) :wink:

    historically both "nations" were basically one and the same (I speak of very old times - before Slovakia became Hungarian dominion and Bohemia German influenced) and it is nice to re-discover our common backgrounds in the cultural sense (both we are musicians). :)

    and both we love to visit our countries so a rivalry is a bit too exaggerated.
    these feelings have been indeed nurtured by politicians for the wrong reasons, unfortunately.
  10. Káčko

    Káčko Member

    It depends on where in czech republic you live. As I live at the same west of Czech rep. I dont have any special relationship to Slovaks. I guess i dont like two things about them - they are noisy and they tend to act like czech republic belongs to them.
  11. mickeycz

    mickeycz New Member


    Funny - you seem to have no "special realtionship" and moreover you state you live in the west of the ČR (so not in the border area of Slovakia)... nevertheless you have a "general" opinion, and I must say that even our Czech fellowmen can be noisy too, and I have experienced a pretty well dressed Czech businessman who behaved quite pedantically in Slovakia to a lady who tried to help him. I was quite embarassed to see how he acted, and your prejudice against Slovaks can therefore be equally applied to some Czechs as well, even though this is just an exception.

    This is not representing what both our nations had in common. And perhaps you will be willing to see through this misperception. Pity.

  12. evian

    evian Well-Known Member

    It would seem that the development of the arts, in particular, classical music and literature, has undergone a more profound impact in Czech Rep. compared to Slovakia. After all, Slovakia did not have its own literary language until the late 1700's I believe.
    Architecture I believe has developed accordingly, with both republics adopting similar methods of construction and styles of buildings. Although, I believe the influence Hungary had on Slovak architecture created some notable disparrities.
    Slovaks also love the outdoors more so than the Czechs. This is predominantly due with the geographical vibrance of Slovakia.

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