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We are making our first 5day visit to Prague next month...so just wondered if English is widely spoken, is the currency referred to as Czh Pounds or Krona's?? is the Euro accepted there..and is mid Sept weather fairly dry or not..Thxs..

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I think you can easily make yourself understood using English - at least in the center of Prague. At some sights or restaurants the staff automatically speak English to the visitors which I found very funny.

The Czech currency has official international bank abbreviation CZK, outside the banks (shops, restaurants etc.) is used Kč, abbreviation of Koruna česká (Czech crown).

If you want to see how the banknotes and coins look like see website of Czech National Bank (Česká národní banka)www.cnb.cz/en/banknotes_coins/banknotes/

Euro is accepted in some shops but they can arrange their own rate.

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The link again www.cnb.cz/en/banknotes_coins/banknotes/

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Tur are the notes & coins both referred to as koruna's, unlike in Uk we have Pound Notes & 'pence' coins.? x

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coins are referred to as Haler or plural Halere - they are not valid any more.

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add.... if it it less than 1 crown. other coins which are more than 1 crown are just simply crowns.

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Use Euros as you would in Birmingham or Coventry.

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Very few places in B'ham or Cov would accept Euro's, and not sure when Uk will enter EU, hope they don't as i like to use different currencies when travelling..

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Exactly :)

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Add....so all coins & bank notes are just referred to as crowns.. if so..that should be easy....

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10. Re: General questions

Well - it is a bit more complicated than that in Czech as 'Crown' is the English word which you will hear very rarely, if ever. Also the word changes depending on how many of them there are.

(1) jedna koruna = 1 Crown

2, 3, 4 (dvě, tři, čtyři) koruny = 2, 3, 4, Crowns

(5) pět korun = 5 Crowns

(100) sto korun = 100 Crowns

and so on...

It is written on the banknotes.