I not sure that I would agree that Czech and Slovak are as close as British
and American English. I have no problem speaking and understanding Slovak,
but have a great deal of difficulty understanding Czech. I have Slovak
relatives in Prague that I visit periodically. The Czechs there don't seem
to have any problem understanding my Slovak. I was told that they understood
Slovak because both languages were used on radio and TV. But, I haven't
been exposed to Czech so that when they talk to me in Czech, I understand
only about 50% of what they are saying.
From: monica wentworth [mailto:czeching@...
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Czech vs. Slovak
I thought these languages were as close as Italian and Spanish. But if they
are as close and US english and Brit english that's pretty amazing.
>From: Jozef Riskalcik <riskalcik@...>
>Subject: Re: [S-R] Czech vs. Slovak
>Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 00:05:11 -0800 (PST)
>slovak and czech languages are as close as American English and British
>but there are many different words and gramatics features.
>but it depend of you which language you want to learn, if you are going to
>go to the Slovakia,
>it's better to learn slovak language.
>I recommend you to choose language which speak your friends or relatives
>They help you to learn.
>If you looking for slovak or czech audios, you can try real audio.
>I recommend you:
>www.twist.sk - mews, fun... real audio and download audio files
>www.slovakradio.sk - slovak state radios -
>http://www.slovakradio.sk/rsi/index.html - there you
>can find short wave broadcasting in America too
>www.mesto.sk - slovak towns and cities
>internet portals -Slovakia:
>www.superzoznam.sk or www.szm.sk
>internet portals -Czech:
>Slovak book shop:
>www.dunaj.sk (Dunaj - the river -Danube :-)
>Czech book shop:
>but I don't know if they have delivery to the USA.
>If you want I can help you to obtain slovak books or audios, because I am
>slovak inhabitant and I
>live in Bratislava (capital city of Slovakia). Write directly to mail
>--- PopeBela@... wrote:
> > Hi List,
> > Just how close are the languages of Czech and Slovak?
> > I may be visiting Slovakia next fall and would like to learn the
> > While I can find Slovak-English dictionaries and grammar books, I can't
> > an
> > audio cassette or CD of Slovak. No luck on Amazon.com either!
> > So, since I can't find any Slovak-audio, could I substitute a Czech
> > if the languages are close enough?
> > Thanks for any insight!
> > Chris
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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