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Welcome to the Czech Language Page (český jazyk)

Current and Proposed Czech Offerings
Course #0 (Introduction): Czech 000
Course #1 (First Year): Czech 100
Course #2 (Second Year): Czech 200

Department of the Czech Language

Welcome to the Czech language at Wikiversity, part of the Center for Foreign Language Learning and the School of Language and Literature.

Introduction to the Czech Language

Czech [ʧɛk] (čeština [ˈʧɛʃ.cɪ.na]) is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak and Polish. It is spoken by most people in the Czech Republic and by Czechs all over the world (about 12 million native speakers in total). Czech is relatively close to Slovak.

In fact, because the Czech Republic (in red) and Slovakia (in blue) were united in a federation for most of the 20th century, citizens of either state are able to understand the other language. This is changing since the velvet divorce between the two states.

Language References

Czech Language - learning project main page


Typing Accents

  • Locate general information on how to type Czech characters in all contexts (including Microsoft Word).
  • Locate information on how to type Czech diacritical marks specifically in Microsoft Word.

Verb conjugation


False Friends with Czech

False friends are pairs of words in two languages that look and/or sound similar, but differ in meaning. At the very least, they make learning the language more difficult. At worst, the wrong word may change the entire meaning of your sentence. There are few false friends between Czech and English. There are, however, more between Czech and other Slavonic languages. Wikibooks provides the following lists of false friends.

Czech Courses and Projects


Current Courses

  • None yet

Planned Courses

To Do List

  1. Incorporate Wikibooks materials into the Czech Department.
  2. Get rid of the red links on this page.
  3. Get rid of the "Locates" on this page.
  4. Get rid of the "None yets" on this page.

Department news

  • September 28, 2007 - Department founded!
  • I created three Czech language templates so that you can show your support of this WikiProject.
Learn Čeština here!