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Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

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Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

hi, I am trying to learn a dozen or so sentences in Czech for when I am out there this month. I have got most pronounciation but am confused by the different pronounciations for the word 'thankyou'. Phonetically - is it 'dyekooyar', or 'daykooyou', or something else?

I find words easier to remember if I spell them phonetically instead.

Many thanks if you can help.

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1. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

This is quite handy .

expats.cz/prague/…

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2. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

http://translate.google.com/#fr/cs/

type in

děkuji ..which is grammatically correct

or

děkuju ...which is slang

translate from Czech to Czech and then click on the speaker to Listen

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3. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

There are some good Czech language resources on Youtube. The pronounciation for thank you is at 3.15 on this video.

www.youtube.com/watch…

I always find that 'thank you very much' - ''dekuji mots'' (pronounced ''DICKY MOTS'') rolls off the tongue very well.

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4. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

DICKY MOTS .............I just love that one. I'm still laughing ! At 59 years old I need reminders like this one Any other clever phoetics would be greatly appreciated

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5. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

děkuji !

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děkuji !

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7. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

You're welcome.

Although it's longer than just saying thank you, it seems to flow better. When you say it you should really say the two words as one word - ie. without a gap between the dicky and mots.

After a few beers in a pub, you will be slurring it just like a local!

If you want to simplify it even further, many shorten thank you to just dk (deekay).

Nothing to this Czech language :-)

Edited: 08 October 2012, 17:46
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8. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

You ought to set up your own web site or You Tube site. Let me know if you're ever going to Prague ... many thanks (hic) !

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Cripes

There are two Tillys now

Thought i was seeing double

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10. Re: Czech Language Phonetic Pronounciation

There's also Tilly00 - a french lady:)