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

Why are you learning Czech?

What's your reason for starting with the Czech course?

I decided to learn the Czech language when working/living in Czech Republic, as it can be very useful in daily life. But also because I can understand/enjoy Czech history/culture/film/tv much better. I just started with the Czech course on here.

October 22, 2018

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

Because I saw a picture of Prague and fell in love with it.
And then I somehow was reading about train trips out of Prague and I put on my bucket list to live for a year in Prague one day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristophS49077

When I started studying at university, I wanted to learn a new language, but I could'nt decide which one to learn. One year in, I had a group project with someone from Czechia, which I became good friends with, so decision made, Czech it is.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royzer1

Just wondering how long did it take you to get to level 22 in Czech and how good is your Czech? Dekuji!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royzer1

Ahh, it's the same person, thanks I didn't notice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mufinka19

My husband's family lives near Polish-Czech border, so when we visit the family we also often go shopping to Czech. To this point "dobry den" and 'dekuji" was enough, but last summer we decided to go further and visit one of the czech museum. I tried to speak English with the guide but I scared him and my family asked me not to stress the guy out. When he found out that we are Polish, he sighed with relief and start to speak Czech to us. My family claim that they understood almost everything but I grasped less than 50% So I decided that I should learn a bit more before the next summer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CathyBowde1

I have lived in the Czech Republic for quite a long time and already read, listen to and speak quite fluently but I was aware that I wasn't very accurate. I was a bit hit-and-miss with endings and use of čarky. I think duolingo has helped with that quite a bit.


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

I noticed a lot of people online speak Czech (some of which I befriended) and after hearing the language I decided I had to learn it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royzer1

I'm hoping to move to the Czech Republic some time after I finish college. They love dogs, guns and beer, my 3 favourite things in life and the Czech people I've over there seemed very nice too. I figure I'll try move for a few months just to see how I get on and then maybe make the stay permanent if all goes well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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have two dogs, four guns and have visited four breweries this year. I guess you may be right :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royzer1

Anybody who takes good care of doggos is fine by me :)


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

I had no particular reason for choosing Czech. However, I knew that I wanted to learn a Slavic language, and I started the course on Duolingo. Now I hope to visit Prague sometime in the near future to use my skills in real life.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuyANDERSO2

That’s why I’m learning Swedish and Norwegian, I’m going on a big trip to Stockholm and then onto some fjords next year.


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

Sounds amazing! I have only been to Sweden


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

I'm not learning Czech... yet.

I hope to start the Czech tree after I finish Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish trees.

My priority is to learn Russian to fluency, but I also want to have familiarity with all other available Slavic languages. Native speakers of Slavic languages can say "Oh Polish is like this _" or "And Serbian sounds like _", but as a Native English speaker, I really don't know. I probably won't become fluent in the languages following Russian, but I'll at least complete the trees.


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

My first serious project was in Czech Republic. I went there on my own on behalf of my office in Romania, lost a cab, got scared, used subway instead and after that experience I decided to emerge more into the city life of Prague. After two years, a successful project, a fantastic group of Czech friends and a lot of bier I really wanted to know this beautiful language I started to love. I have waited for Duo since they announced the program and now it seems a dream come true. It is a difficult road this learning path, but I enjoy it and I hope someday I will talk with my friends in their language.


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

My son grew up in a tiny village in Florida and found that small European towns felt just right so he majored in Linguistics and married a Cz girl and has lived there as an expat for 25 years (now has four children). When I visit I felt like a fish outside the bowl when away from the immediate family who all speak English as well as their native Cz. So figured it was about time I got past the Dobry Den stage. Thank heavens for Duolingo and the wonderful people who put it together and their patience with my questions. Now I don't always have to depend on Google translate when I see posts on FB.


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

I'm planning to move to the Czech Rep. as soon as I get a job there, so I'm just practicing before arrival.


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

Economy booming, so good luck there


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennethBoo3

I'm studying Czech because my family is Czechoslovakian and Acadian French, and relearning my family's language helps me get back to my roots.


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

My girlfriend studies in Prague and I visit her on weekends (I live in Germany). Over the time, while encountering Czech language in everyday situations, I developed an interest to it. So, it was a natural desicion to start to learn it properly. I hope, one day I can pronunciate this damned ř correctly :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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I spent years learning "ř". This is what finally helped me:

1) Pronounce RRRRRRRR like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsfgBrTFlvY The tip of your tongue has to vibrate right behind your upper teeth.

2) Put your upper and lower teeth together

3) Repeat that vibrating sound with your upper and lower teeth together. Voilà, the resulting sound is ŘŘŘŘŘŘŘŘ.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoellenMil1

I started learning Czech because I know I have a big ancestral background from Prague. I don't have any plans to travel there currently, but I love learning languages and decided "Why not?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennethBoo3

you should consider going to get in touch with your roots. I did and I felt so welcomed by my extended family that knew my grandmother and aunt. The coffee is amazing and the home cooked meals were wow. I wish you the best, and I really recommend going.


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

The Czech Republic is where I want to live and draw. I love the reliable public transportation and the rural outskirt of Prugue.


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

My other half is Czech is hoping to improve to at least a very basic conversational level in Czech eventually. Its pretty bad being a typical mono-lingual Englishmen when all of your extended family speak multiple languages extremely well and you’re stuck at Dobry Den level for years.


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

When with the Romans, act like the Romans. Is a saying. So, for me it is a challenge to master as much of this language while temporarily living in the Czech Republic. I agree with gnirean about enjoying the culture. Yesterday, while playing chess, i heard a Czech song which i knew on the radio.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meatball228

I moved to the Czech Republic 4 months ago with my mom, I wasn't understand anything and it was really hard for me to study at school, now my Czech isn't perfect, but It's much better than 4 months ago. I really like this language!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SheilaAtte1

I have a Czech breed of dog (Czech terriers), many Czech friends, and have visited the country many times - it is so frustrating when I can't communicate with people as well as I want to. So I WILL finish the tree!


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

I studied Czech for a semester in college, but felt like my brain was too old to learn, which is its own more limiting factor. Fast forward ten years, I was watching a video by Adam Ondra during quarantine and hearing Czech again made me want to give it another go. I've ordered my old textbook again and have been working hard here for almost two months. I think my grammar is right back to where it was when I studied from a book for credit! Soon I hope to practice speaking on iTalki or something!


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

Also, Polish spelling is way too difficult for me. I appreciate a phonetic language very much.

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