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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/profile/DragonPolyglot

Láska. Because love is beautiful in every language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sandy12796

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/egleCZ

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


[deactivated user]

    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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :-)


    [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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.)


      [deactivated user]

        Dobrou chuť! ;)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cronanas

        It's so challenging to pronounce! I studied Czech for a semester in college a decade ago and always remembered zmrzlina as the quintessential word that I truly can't say. It's getting a little better now though after a month of repeating all these Duolingo examples!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucykemnitzer

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JemiPrantl

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cronanas

        Aww, miminko is such a cute word!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zolav8

        Krtek = Mole.

        Childhood memories of the cartoon character.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TatjanaVol5

        have the magnet on my microwave


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eso_tArika

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

        Polevka - soup. Because soup season is coming!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buttonsock

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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

        Probably moře (sea) or vlk (wolf).


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Buruboro

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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HazemIdriss

        Zmrzlina..ice cream


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Essah_

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eso_tArika

        saliny jsou lepsi :)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dTAT6
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        Protože brňáci vůbec nemužou mluvit Elektrische Linie.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JemiPrantl

        meloun vodní- watermelon Sounds very cute


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tibro3

        Krumpáč. For the onomatopoeia.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClarkBHM

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EstaJohnst1

        babička - because that's what my CZ grandkids call this American gramma (actually, Bobi)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :-)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CzechMaster25346

        Mine is Odstrelovac, which means sniper. Dekuji!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmberjackCZ

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sinkler

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Strabo612

        Haha. Never realized that but it's true. Made me lol


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dTAT6
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        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.


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

        trpaslik, uprchlik, rožnout (světlo).


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/walkinwolk

        My favorite Czech words: Barák = Home, Furt = always, Držgrešle = miser, Džbánek = beer mug, Magor = crazy person Kdovíco = who know what


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/logica

        My favorite is 'samozřejmě' (of course, self-evident), because it's so hard to pronounce yet sounds so logical...


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaJE466424

        Tak, I have only been learning Czech for a few weeks.... but i still like the sound of "Nashledanou'


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaffyDuck978329

        Zataženo - cloudy; sounds nice


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PlasticBiddy

        zaneprázdněný = busy. Such a long word for such a short one in English. I like the sound of it.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pylo10

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pylo10

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TashaJacks2

        Krabice = box It's fun to say!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/logica

        That's funny - 'skatola' is box in Italian too.

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