New learner

Discussion in 'General Language' started by Danjakob, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Danjakob

    Danjakob Member

    Hello all,

    My name's Daniel and I've just started learning Czech a few days ago with the BYKI software. I plan on studying in Brno in about a year for a little over a semester.

    I was wondering what materials would be best to learn the language well enough to understand and maybe even speak a little.

    I have been reading around here and saw mainly Czech step by step, Colloquial Czech, and a few others.


  2. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

  3. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    Katko's back after a long absence. :D
  4. Danjakob

    Danjakob Member

    I have a question,
    I'm using the Byki czech.

    For Dobrý den, It has two meanings, Good morning and Good afternoon. But early I read afternoon was odpoledne.

    Is this just a double meaning or a rule that I don't know yet?
  5. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    It really means good day.

    Yes, David, I'm back. :) But I wasn't really gone that long, I only had 2 pages of posts since my last visit.
  6. Danjakob

    Danjakob Member

    So Dobrý rano and Dobrý odpoledna for good morning and good afternoon?
  7. kibicz

    kibicz Well-Known Member

    "dobré ráno" - "good morning" - when you wake up/ firsl lesson at school/ arrival to work.
    "dobré dopoledne/poledne/odpoledne" is usualy substituted with universal "dobrý den" - means "hello"
  8. Danjakob

    Danjakob Member


    Another question though,

    Why dobré instead of dobrý?
  9. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Adjective form changes with noun's gender.

    Den is masculine and ráno/odpoledne is neuter.
    Noc (night) is feninine - Dobrou noc.

    (and there isn't any comprehensive system to learn which noun has which gender, only a few hints in certain cases, you have to memorize it)

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