Czech 101


like 'b' in "bed"



like 'ts' in "tsunami"
č 
like 'ch' in "child"

like 'd' in "dog"
ď 
like 'd' in "duty"

like 'f' in "for"

like 'g' in "go"

like 'h' in "help"
ch 
like 'ch' in the Scottish word "Loch"

like 'y' in "yell"

like 'k' in "king"

like 'l' in "love"

like 'm' in "mother"

like 'n' in "nice"
ň 
like 'ñ' in Spanish "señor"

like 'p' in "pig"

like 'q' in "quest" (very rare)

like Scottish 'r' (a.k.a. rolling 'r')
ř 
like 'r' in "try", the tip of your tongue should vibrate loosely. Not unlike "diversion". (very difficult for foreigners, even the young Czechs have to learn it).

like 's' in "his"
š 
like 'sh' in "cash"

like 't' in "top"
ť 
like 'ti' in "Tatiana"

like 'v' in "victory"

like 'v' in "victor" (rarely used in Czech words, however used in German-originated proper nouns or words of Polish origin)

like 'cks' in "kicks"

like 'z' in "zebra"
ž
like 'j' in french "Jacques"

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