Why Czech?

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Why Czech?

Postby johnklepac » 2012-12-22, 4:57

I'd expect Czech to be kind of a "filler" language - it isn't all that unique, so most people probably wouldn't think to learn Czech without a larger interest in Slavic culture. Nevertheless, it does seem to carry some popularity on UL. Why did you start? (almost typed "starý" there, hehe)

My mom's Czech, but I didn't grow up knowing any more than a couple of words in the language. Guess I decided I ought to learn more - plus I'm from Chicago, so I didn't want to learn Polish because of the pressure that I felt was imminent from my friends to read signs and speak to people in Polish.

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Tobias » 2012-12-26, 14:52

Hi John,

Czech republic is the neighbouring country of where I come from. So it was easy for me to go there.
Sometimes I went to a rural area. Only two people could speak german and one more english. Other people tried to teach me in Czech. So that is why I started to learn Czech. But I have not been there for 13 years.
Please correct my mistakes - auch in Deutsch.

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Aleco » 2013-01-25, 17:31

I like Slavic languages, but never ventured out to actually study them. I also never knew anyone who spoke any Slavic language, so I never got interested "enough." But I figured I'd try now finally, and the Czech Republic is a country I really want to visit. I really like it's orthography and the sound of it as well. :yep: Grammatical cases always fascinated me too! :mrgreen:
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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Dr. House » 2013-01-27, 22:42

I have a Swedish friend and she also knows someone from Norway (Natalie if I recall correctly) who studies Czech in Brno or Prague :)

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Aleco » 2013-01-28, 0:24

Wow that's not too common I bet! You can do a Czech bachelor's at my university, though, so it might be a part of her degree. They only offer new classes every three years, and that of course had to be right now when I am in Japan :roll:
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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Yasna » 2013-01-28, 2:46

One day in the distant future I'll venture into Czech so I can read Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí.
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Re: Why Czech?

Postby johnklepac » 2013-01-29, 23:36

Aleco wrote:Wow that's not too common I bet! You can do a Czech bachelor's at my university, though, so it might be a part of her degree. They only offer new classes every three years, and that of course had to be right now when I am in Japan :roll:

Wow. In the U.S., most colleges don't even offer Czech at any level.

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Aleco » 2013-01-30, 14:02

I think they planned on offering it one last time this year, but a lot of my friends who are still back home chose to take it to save it. You can also do an Irish bachelor at my school :yep:
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Re: Why Czech?

Postby hefei1994 » 2017-03-10, 3:04

I surfed in the French MOOC --FUN and found a course of Czech (the name is "Kit de contact en langue tchèque"), so I registered the course because I want to try different languages. Now I am in the third week, it is an amazing experience for me and it is the first time that I really experience grammatical case.

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby Yasna » 2017-03-10, 8:37

Yasna wrote:One day in the distant future I'll venture into Czech so I can read Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí.

No you won't.
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Re: Why Czech?

Postby supikoira » 2017-03-13, 10:38

Yasna wrote:
Yasna wrote:One day in the distant future I'll venture into Czech so I can read Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí.

No you won't.


What do you mean? That you ae not still enough good in Czech for this book? Ii is really hard reading book.

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Re: Why Czech?

Postby supikoira » 2017-03-13, 10:39

hefei1994 wrote:I surfed in the French MOOC --FUN and found a course of Czech (the name is "Kit de contact en langue tchèque"), so I registered the course because I want to try different languages. Now I am in the third week, it is an amazing experience for me and it is the first time that I really experience grammatical case.


Good reason. :) Similary I tried Duolingo for some months for learning Swedish only because there were not Finnish. :D


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