Czech is a West Slavic language spoken by about 10 million people in the Czech Republic. There are also Czech speakers in Portugal, Poland, Germany and the USA. Czech is closely related to Slovak and strongly influenced by Latin and German.

The region where Czech was originally spoken is called Bohemia (Čechy) and was named after the Boii tribe who, according to Roman sources, inhabited the area since at least the 1st century AD. The language of Bohemia was known as Bohemian until the early 20th century, when it became known as Czech. The dialects spoken in Moravia (Morava) are also considered forms of Czech.

The Bohemian (Czech) language is first recorded in writing in glosses and short notes during the 12th to 13th centuries. Administrative documents written in Czech first appear towards the late 14th century. The first printed book in Czech, the story of the Trojan War, was published at Pilsen in 1468. The term “Old Czech” is applied to the period predating the 16th century, with the earliest records of the high medieval period also classified as “Εarly Old Czech”. The most prominent writer during the early period of Czech literature was Jan Hus (1369-1415), a religious reformer who also reformed Czech spelling, advocating for widespread literacy among Czech commoners. In the 16th century, the division between Czech and Slovak became apparent, marking the confessional division between Lutheran Protestants in Slovakia using Czech orthography and Catholic, beginning to use a separate Slovak orthography based on the language of the Trnava region.

The modern standard Czech language originated during the 18th century. By then the language had developed a literary tradition, and since then it has changed little.  Journals from that period have no substantial differences from modern standard Czech, and contemporary Czechs can understand them with little difficulty.

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  • Law and Contract Law
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  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences


Czech Proverb: Mluviti stříbro, mlčeti zlato.

“Speaking is silver, silence is gold.”


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English – Czech


Italian – Czech


French – Czech


German – Czech





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