"Thank you, goodbye."

Translation:Děkuji, na shledanou.

September 6, 2017

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What is the difference between děkuji and díky ?


The difference is the same as in 'thank you' and 'thanks'. ;)


it's means thank you and thanks


Děkuji is what you would say to your teacher but díky is what you say to your friend


What is 'na' stand for?


You will find later. It is too early. (Here it is for like "For seeing you again!", but we use it just as a phrase anyway.)


Can you say shledanou unstead of na shledanou?


No. One can colloquially say nashle, but it is informal.


So...why isn't this accepted?

dekuju, nashle


Too informal to be accepted.


The pronunciation seems off on shledanou


The pronunciation here is markedly Moravian, i.e. /nazhledanou/. The Bohemian (majority) pronunciation would be /naschledanou/. The same is true for all -sh- clusters.

EDIT: The current TTS pronounces it in the more common way (Bohemian) - /naschledanou/.


In Polish, "goodbye" is "do widzenia". In Czech, there is a similar phrase "na viděnou". What's the difference between "na shledano" and "na viděnou"?


It is much much less common as an ordinary greeting but means the same - "for seeing you again". It is often used in TV. There is also "na slyšenou" used in the radio or sometimes on the phone "for hearing you again".


I was told that "na shledanou" is used like: "see you later" Is this correct?


"Na shledanou" is the formal way of saying goodbye. You would use it when departing from a stranger or a person of authority, etc. It is a respectful goodbye - I would even say it is more respectful than "see you later" is in English.

The full meaning of the phrase is something like "may we meet again".

For now, it is just good to remember it as a phrase, as that's how it is regularly used.


Thank you = děkuji, thanks=díky


How do I insert accents?


We call them diacritics. Accents are in French, for example.

It depends. Are you using the Duo app on your phone? Most phones allow you to type characters with diacritics when you hold a letter - e.g. hold "A" and you'll be able to choose from Á, Ä, Å and more. In case this doesn't work, install a different keyboard on your phone.

Are you using the web version on your computer? Then you have two options: Install a Czech keyboard layout. On Windows, find the Language control panel, and under Keyboards and Languages add another layout (CZ). The other option is to use the little buttons with "special characters" that Duo provides under text input boxes - but then you have to click on them with your mouse in between typing, so it's not comfortable.

The last option is to type without diacritics, using the plain latin alphabet. Your answers will still be accepted, but it's not great for learning.


What does um viky i think means again?


um viky means nothing.

Díky means Thanks.


Can you use "Děkuju" instead for speaking? Isn't "Děkuji" for writing?


You can use both in speech and in writing.

"Děkuju" is more casual, used more often. "Děkuji" is more formal.

You can use "děkuju" all the time, it won't offend anyone at all.


Dekuji is reminiscent of дякую in Ukrainian


It's also reminiscent of "danke" in German, of "tack" in Swedish, of "thank" in English, or "dziękuję" in Polish, etc... They all come from the same Indo-European root.


Interesting, also "dank je" in Dutch!

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