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!
Vzkříšení - resurrection. Because: Harry Potter in Czech! (Yes, I wasted no time!)
"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.
listopad-November--probably just because it feels so nice on the tongue.
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.)
Dobrou chuť! ;)
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
Miminko, čumáček a punčocháče (baby, tiny nozzle, pantyhose).
I just like the sound of those words, they all sound very adorable to me.
Tramvaj (Tram). I just like how it sounds světelné křižovatce (traffic light intersection), because it sounds so very Czech
Zvláštní (strange). I just find it fun/satisfying to say.
And "ahoj" (hello), because it makes me feel like a pirate! :-)
Odstřelovač :-P Yeah, absolutely essential word in Czech vocabulary. Lingot for that :-)
Miláčku - sweetheart. It's what my Czech girlfriend called me many years ago...
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.
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
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. :)
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. :)