The majority of Czechs consider Czechia a part of Central Europe with close relation to the Western world. They call their country with poetic hyperbole a“heart of Europe” and they have a substantial reason for it because Czech lands were always in strategic geographic position in Europe and therefore (unfortunately) a subject of interest and interference of powers with tragical consequences for the Czech nation. Czechs do not like to be included in Eastern Europe, which is the relict of communist times separation behind the iron curtain from the view of western countries. I can say, many expats from western countries living here in Czechia feel it some bridge between Western and Eastern Europe.
Eastern Europe is poorer than western. We don't have enough money for retired people, for mothers, for single mothers, for disabled, for treating chronic ill, for foster care. Europe have long and bitter history with Muslims. We have always … [Continue reading]
If you asked more specifically about the Czechs’ “most favorite foreign nations”, there have been lots of surveys, such as this CVVM survey in 2017: Češi mají stále nejradši Slováky. Jak si vedou ostatní země? - Info.cz Slovakia won (and almost … [Continue reading]
I think it sounds nice, and kind of sexy, all slippy and slidy, with just a bit of nasalized vowels (í) . Lot’s of šs and slchts and čs. I disagree that it sounds like German or Russian…perhaps somewhere in between. It sort of depends on dialect; … [Continue reading]
It is NOT Polish. The digraph "cz" comes from the old Czech orthography, which was taken over by Latin and from Latin by English (Czech, Czechia) to express pronunciation of /t͡ʃ/ (IPA key). In Czech “cz” was used until the … [Continue reading]
Tsjechische kinderen krijgen bezoek van Sinterklaas en zijn metgezellen Op 5 december wachten Tsjechische kinderen ongeduldig op het bezoek van de baardige Sint-Nicolaas en zijn twee metgezellen - een engel en een duivel. De gekoesterde traditie is … [Continue reading]