Destati wrote:Native Dutch speaker here, willing to learn Czech. However, tons of people say it's a very hard to learn language. Is it really that hard? I am new to the language learning world, I don't have a lot of experience in learning languages.
It's harder than, for example, German would be for you, but probably not as hard as Mandarin Chinese or Navajo. I think the hardest part is the case declensions, and even that is manageable if you practice (though I still mess up sometimes).
Is Czech worth the time and effort?
That depends on why you want to learn it. I personally didn't have much of a practical reason, but my mother is of mostly Czech heritage and my dad has a bit of Czech blood too, so I thought of it as an ancestral tongue. Are you interested in the Czech Republic? Do you have Czech friends?
If yes, where should I start? I don't see a lot of resources on the internet, and I don't want to start a language I can't finish due the lack of resources.
lists some courses that Unilangers have come up with. I've never used them, but I've heard they're quite useful.
Btw, if there's someone here that speaks Czech and would like to learn Dutch, contact me, we could help each other
I'm boning up on Japanese right now and will be taking Arabic at university in a couple of weeks, so I don't have much time to add another language now, plus I'm not confident enough in my own Czech abilities, but this
is a list of everyone on Unilang with at least "advanced" command of the language; try asking them.
Let me know if you have any further questions.