Now let’s learn some basic Czech conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Czech.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Czech“.

Basic Czech words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Czech

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomeprosím
není zač

you’re very welcomenení vůbec zač
thank youDěkuji vám
thank you very muchmockrát děkuji
Excuse me!Promiňte!


I understand.Rozumím.
I don’t understandNerozumím.
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Haló?
What does that mean?Co to znamená?
I don’t know.Nevím.
I don’t speak Polish.Nemluvím polsky.
I speak a little Polish.Mluvím trochu polsky.
Do you speak english? (informal)Mluvíte anglicky?
Do you speak english? (formal)Mluvíš anglicky?
Yes, I do speak english.Ano, mluvím anglicky.
No, I don’t speak english.Ne, nemluvím anglicky.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!Mluvte prosím pomaleji.
Nice to meet you!Rád vás poznávám
Ráda vás poznávám

How are you?Jak se máte?
Good, thank youDobře, děkuji
I’m well, thanks!Mám se dobře, děkuji!
Not bad, thanks!Jde to, děkuji!
very badvelmi špatně
What’s your name?Jak se jmenujete?
My name is [...].Mé jméno je […].
What’s your first name?Jaké je vaše křestní jméno?
My first name is [...]Mé křestní jméno je […].
How old are you?Kolik vám je?
I’m [...] years old.Je mi […] let.
What are your hobbies?Jaké jsou vaše koníčky?
What do you like doing?Co rád
a děláte?

What are you doing (at the moment)?Co děláte?
Where do you live?Kde bydlíte?
I live in [...]Žiju v […].
I’m from EnglandJsem z Anglie.
I’m EnglishJsem angličan
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