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What is your favorite word in Czech?

What is your favorite word in Czech? Please answer what your favorite word is, what it translates to in English, and why it is your favorite. Děkuji!

September 6, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Láska. Because love is beautiful in every language.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Merrowmic

Vzkříšení - resurrection. Because: Harry Potter in Czech! (Yes, I wasted no time!)

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandy12796

Růže. Rose. I really like ů and the sound of ž.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/egleCZ

So you will undoubtedly like my grandma's name: Růžena :)

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas

"Ahoj" ... This one took me by surprise. I love the sea, so it seemed like a little hint that I should give this Slavic lang a try. Also, for some reason the whole language just clicks, doesn't it? I know all the Slavic langs have the same basic grammar, but Czech really speaks to me for some reason.

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JanLyko
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I have to reward your effort with a Czech pirate Augustin Heřman http://www.lagrace.cz/augustine-herman and his sailing ship: http://www.lagrace.cz/en :-)

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FresnoVegas

VERY COOL! THANKS!

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lucykemnitzer

listopad-November--probably just because it feels so nice on the tongue.

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JemiPrantl

that's so precise- it means "fall of leaves" literally

September 17, 2017

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    Can I say more than one? It's really hard to answer just one. x)

    Some of my favorite Czech words are: "Zmrzlina" = "Ice cream", "Moře" = "Sea", "Král" = "King" and "Zrcadlo" = "Mirror". "Láska" is also very pretty as mentioned by DragonPolyglot. I might remember more in the future but for now these will do.

    September 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmberjackCZ

    To be absolutely accurate: "ice cream" is "zmrzlina". But you probably figured it out on your own already. I wonder how non-native Czech speaker feels about that word. 5 consonants in a row. And such an important word. Tough language, indeed :-)

    September 7, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      I love it! There are definitely weirder consonant clusters out there. Zmrzlina is the cuttest! And yes...I typed it wrong. It's now correct.

      September 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AmberjackCZ

      Yeah. And I've mixed up consonants and vowels. Nothing better than to correct someone's typo and then make mistake on much larger scale:-) Also edited....

      Never mind, I'll go get some ice cream. (= Nevadí, půjdu si dát nějakou zmrzlinu.)

      September 8, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        Dobrou chuť! ;)

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Naaat.M

        Miminko = baby :D. I think it sounds so cute and funny. I also like "Zmrzlina = ice cream", and "Mrtvola = Corpse". These are my favorite words, I do not want to ever see them in the same sentence though :D

        September 14, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/eso_tArika

        Mroz (walrus- and it's z with a hook)

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

        Polevka - soup. Because soup season is coming!!

        September 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/buttonsock

        Miminko, čumáček a punčocháče (baby, tiny nozzle, pantyhose).

        I just like the sound of those words, they all sound very adorable to me.

        September 19, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/betarage

        So far ahoj

        September 6, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

        Probably moře (sea) or vlk (wolf).

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/HazemIdriss

        Zmrzlina..ice cream

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen

        Kluk is funny.

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/zolav8

        Krtek = Mole.

        Childhood memories of the cartoon character.

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/TatjanaVol5

        have the magnet on my microwave

        March 11, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/Essah_

        Tramvaj (Tram). I just like how it sounds světelné křižovatce (traffic light intersection), because it sounds so very Czech

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/eso_tArika

        saliny jsou lepsi :)

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/JemiPrantl

        meloun vodní- watermelon Sounds very cute

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Tibro3

        Krumpáč. For the onomatopoeia.

        October 23, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Buruboro

        Zvláštní (strange). I just find it fun/satisfying to say.

        And "ahoj" (hello), because it makes me feel like a pirate! :-)

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/CzechMaster25346

        Mine is Odstrelovac, which means sniper. Dekuji!

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/AmberjackCZ

        Odstřelovač :-P Yeah, absolutely essential word in Czech vocabulary. Lingot for that :-)

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/IVIatjam

        :D

        September 7, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/ClarkBHM

        Miláčku - sweetheart. It's what my Czech girlfriend called me many years ago...

        November 2, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/Sinkler

        Určitě - definitely. Because in Russian it sounds like "[You] rumble!"

        November 23, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/dTAT6

        Balík/balíček (package), chalupa (village house), městečko (town), koloběžka (street scooter).

        Mostly because of the pronunciation itself and/or relation to the similarly sounding words in Russian.

        July 1, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Hatch-Slack

        trpaslik, uprchlik, rožnout (světlo).

        January 14, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/VpoHo

        I like škraloup (the skin of boiled milk), because it just so specific _panelak (the modular concrete panel tower housing) because its simple and descriptive __..tož (..well) because it's used in everyday speech, though more so in Moravia, _šalina (a tram in Brno) because its deliciously different _škoda (a pity) because it is unfortunately spelt the same as the car maker _mzda (wages or earnings) because it rolls off the tongue

        April 17, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/pylo10

        Trdelnik - spit cake :) It's very delicious cake.

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/endless_sleeper

        Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with Czech cuisine. :(

        So as a suggestion for your next visit to Czechia, go and visit some cozy little cukrárna and have a more traditional Czech zákusek (dessert) like laskonka, indiánek, žloutkový věneček, punčový řez, kremrole or rakvička. They are all utterly delicious and the words themselves are just as sweet. :)

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/pylo10

        I will try it :) Next year i want to visit Czech Republic.

        September 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/TashaJacks2

        Krabice = box It's fun to say!

        January 13, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

        Škatule is even funnier, but it is slang and not native.

        May 5, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/NathanielH940690

        Nesnáším. The coolest word so far. I also like zvláštní, děvče, and anything that ends in ček or šek. I am still learning Czech, but I know enough to know that it is the coolest language on earth. Not the most beautiful, but the coolest by far. Excluding Slovak, because Slovak is 3 times more similar to Czech than Old English is to english. I know Czech is confusing, but it's awesome nonetheless. :)

        February 26, 2018
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