Tere = Ahoj/Čau/Nazdar + Ahojky. Čauky. Ahojda. Čavec… etc.Good morning/evening = Dobrý ráno/večer/den ---------------- • „Jmenuji se Ivan (a) jsem Čech.“ My name is Ivan (and) I am Czech. • „Hezký den. Jak se máte?“ Have a nice day. How are you doing? • „Díky… Díky moc.“ Thanks… Many thanks.
Czech language has its own peculiarities:a) 7 cases, b) less vocals, c) special sound „Ř, ř“ We use sound Ř for 500 years - we are proud of it, only Aymara Indians in Latin America have it too. Some examples to try: „Strč prst skrz krk.“ (= strchprstskrzkrk) „Tři sta třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček…“
So I think that I will not speak Czech:Have a nice journey around Czech lands…(What you see behind me is a part of the Bohemian Paradise.)
On the origins of the name „Čech“ – our favourite legend:Great grandfather called „Čech“ (Chekh) came with hissmall group of Slavs to the mountain Říp near Prague.He decided to stay because „country was rich in honey and milk…“ • Let´s watch his story in funny cartoons: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ZSlD5IK54
What does „Czech“/“Čech“ in name of Czechia or the Czech Republic mean?• Word „Čech“ (Czech) comes from:• Člověk ( = it´s close to „č(ch)elovek“ in Russian)+ ch (kh) - it is used to say „our“ or „close“ manIt means that Čech means „our man“ or „friend“.So „Czechia“ is a „country of friends“ and„Czech Republic“ is the „Republic of our friends“
My country has this 3 colour flag…white (upper) and red (lower) stripes and blue triangle our anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlvogPLLwc
My homeland – Czech country – is called: Česko = Czechia České země = Czech lands and Čechy a Morava = Bohemia and Moravia(Bohemia – celtic tribe Boii, Moravia– celtic tribe Markomanii) Česká republika = the Czech Republic Má vlast/My country – Bedřich Smetana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpY25jxCZL0 Full version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax5RM6ystaE
I am Czech from the Eastern Bohemia from Hradec Králové – Qeen´s Castle…Czech Republic Hradec Králové - Region
My country is quite old …- the fourth oldest crown jewels in Europe.
The nation´s history is a thing which allthe Czechs often like to speak about …Czech history Silver coin that was calledin 10 minutes „The Czech Grosh“ – a hardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWn2eLcdj0Y currency in medieval Europe:
This is our best king: Charles IV (1316-78)The king and emperor Karel IV. made Prague a seat and capital of a big multinational state - so called „Holy Roman Empire“ -and Czech language was one of its 4 main languages in Europe (together with German, Italian and Latin).
We have many old castles… This one iscalled after Karel IV – Karlštejn/Karel´s stoneThe castle was built to keep Czech and imperial jewels there.
We are proud of 1st Czech presidentT.G.Masaryk, university professorA wise man who established our republic in Oct.1918 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GHu4NStNH4
Jan Hus - 14th century priest, religiousthinker, philosopher, university professor… Jan Hus simplified grammar of the Czech language by creating signs ´ ˇ - eg. š-č-ř-ž-ý-í-á-é – Čech, ŘípSo we have saved our hands as well as a lot of paper and ink because of him.
Jan Hus started reform in 14th centuryHe was executed in Germany - burnt on stake…
We like to remember „Husites“… who followed his teaching and were strong todefeat crusaders´armies from the whole Europe– they invented short guns-pistols in 15th cent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lWl0hUjLLU
Jan Amos Komenský - thinker and teacherin early 17th century – J.A.K. spent his life in exileHe wanted to make schools friendly. He wrote nice textbooks and madematerial for teachers . Pupils in Europe have better classes thanks to him. Comenius
We are also proud of our first poets…such as romantic and young Karel Hynek Mácha
And for our best writers - novelists…such as 19t century writer Jan Neruda
We are very proud of our theatres anddrama… We built National Theatre in 1880´s
We like to listen to our music and like our composers such as Bedřich SmetanaString Quartet No. 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUJf25j9DlY
Or music by Antonín Dvořák… who wrote „New World Symphony“ and „Humoresque“: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBDmAxSFt6A
20th century Czech painting is goodVáclav Špála Emil Filla
The Czech landsin Europeseem to beandarevery small ….
The Czechs…are a bit crazysometimes…But also quitenormal…Europeannation.
We celebrate Christmas on Dec. 24th…We have a tree and gifts are given by Jezulátko –a child.
We like Easter when girls are „beaten“ and they like giving eggs for that …
On each April 30th we love to organizespring „witch fires“ all over the country
And now: No more info, I will stop… Now comes… Czech quiz to check you:What is the name of the capital of my country?• Warszawa (Warszaw)• Budapest• Praha (Prague)• ………………….
Czechia is a bit bigger than Estonia…How many people live in the Czech lands?• 10 mil• 20 mil.• 3 mil• …………………
We produce many sorts of goods… (You can pick up more than one.)• Which items are not our typical products?• Car• Mobile• Beer• China• Glass• ………………………
We produce cars for 130 years…What´s our traditonal brand of cars we produce?• Skoda• Nissan• Ford• Hyundai• ………..
We all live in EuropeWho are our close neighbours?• Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus• Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine• Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Hungary• Austria, Poland, Germany, Slovakia• ……………………………….
We are Slavs such as…• Portuguese• Basks• Albanians• Romanians• Slovaks• Lithuanians
What sports or games do Czechs like?• What do you think are our favourite sports?• long distance run• ice-hockey• soccer• table tennis• shooting• …………………….
And now I have some answers…• Our capital is called Praha (Prague)• It has around 1.3 million inhabitants• It has a history longer than 1000 years…• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague• http://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praha
Prague walksPrague – motherof citieshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jaaG68yEoIPrague – city ofsightshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT43UcBJO5A
About the Czech Republic …• My country has about 10.4 mil inhabitants• It is a lowland surrounded by mountains• Our highest mountains are Krkonoše• Our highest mountain is Sněžka (Snowhill)• Sněžka has 1602 metres• We have around 600 castles• We produce cars, beer, glass, china…
Our numerous neighbours in Europe…We think and feel that we live in the „heart of Europe“.
And these are our closest neighbours… (Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia)
We over 120 years produce Škoda carsAnd they are also being sold only to adults.
We (me too) like singers such as… Klus – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxmjpC5QhM0 Nohavica – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Et9t85lFYTomáš Klus Jaromír Nohavica
Listen to more songs by Tomáš Klus…Songs in the concerts Songs with the lyrics• Do nebe • Nina• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=fbMUHNn0tkk atch?v=6yRqLoJ1w5k• Dopis • Marie• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=QhRg-r_FEXU atch?v=bV8WtYrhFn8• Malčik • Až• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=QhRg-r_FEXU atch?v=fbMUHNn0tkk
Czechs very often like K. Gott or K. KrylKarel Gott Karel Krylhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxRRRkXNRcY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOn3mCWo6pk
Men like songs by Nohavica and Kryl...Jaromír Nohavica Karel Kryl• Darmoděj • Karavana mraku• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Oz02o74ZHMU atch?v=aPutMoW4ysQ• Kometa • Král a klaun• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=dQrC0mSRNUk atch?v=WSBOmzzFfgQ• Když mne brali za vojáka • Děkuji• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=HLyqIPGPtyo atch?v=lGXIuNhZrQk
Czech moms mostly like to listen…Karel Gott• Ráno si kávu dám • Je jaká je• http://www.youtube.com/w • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=02LUNIGhmpg atch?v=RYWbW0_BZ24• Zvonky štěstí • To musím zvládnout• http://www.youtube.com/w sám atch?v=5oJG2va5yYk • http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=gaSbW_z6i58
We also like to listen…Helena Vondráčková Petr Mukhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_M6WEXS3oA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-vMK14pUUg
And I like these singers …Radůza Čechomorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnvKRIk6AxM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zBm265v9Y
Our parents behave the same way asin any European country (eg. in Estonia)
And this is one basic school in Hradec (One of many. There are more of them there.)My daughter´s 1st day in school. And this was even in newspaper
Our children have 2 months of summerholiday and start school in the age of 6
My daughter likes singers such as…OL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prokEP5okQoEF - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FGIxmdWeh0Olga Lounová Ewa Farna
And back again to Hradec Králové- it´s a very nice town: royal and historical: Lion with crown is a symbol of royal power.
And this is 20th century Hradec Králové…Ulrich Square F. L. Rieger Square
Some traces of the early 20th century…The Elbe Embankment The Power station
And this is a contemporary city…My secondary school University library
And this is Hradec Králové of today…University Swimming pool
What can I say about Hradec Králové?• It has around 100 000 people…• It is old – mid 13th century royal dowry town• It is green – it has many large and nice parks• It has nice 2 rivers – Labe and Orlice…• It has university and it was also the centre of our national revival in 19th century.…• Hradec is much like Tartu… That´s what I feel.• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hradec_Kr%C3%A1lov%C3%A9
So let´s go for a short walk…Walking around… Enjoy time and places…• 8 min. (8.31) • 4 min. (4.28)• http://www.youtube.com/ • http://www.youtube.co watch?v=cctJAuIXI1M m/watch?v=8yow0SoX• 5 min. (4.57) Nbs• http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=AeXvh4Bti8Y • 5 min. (5.22) • http://www.youtube.com/w• 2 min. (2.21) atch?v=QGya5ft1Ryg• http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=9SKhbZC6B98
There are nice places close to Hradec…Chlumec nad Cidlinou Doudleby nad Orlicí
And other nice places are near to it…Častolovice Hrádek u Nechanic
And nice towns around Hradec….Vysoké Mýto Litomyšl
Hradec is in North Eastern Bohemia• Its region has around 600 000 inhabitants• It is hilly and has highest mountains in my country• It produces Skoda cars, beer and glass• It is placed on the North East End of my country• More information about Hradec Králové Region:• http://www.kr-kralovehradecky.cz/en/default.htm
Hradec Králové has a nice area around Krkonoše, Orlické hory, Adršpach, Kuks, Český ráj…
Estonia - Czechia1,332,893 inhabitants 10, 505, 445 inhabitants 45, 226 square km 78, 867 square km
Czech nation´stastes + hobbiesOur historyDo-it-yourselfGardeningFamily cottagesCycling and hikingTravellingBeer or KofolaTea and CoffeeDumplings and porkApples, cherries, plumsCarp for Christmas
Czechs do many things, but they oftendo like tennis, ice hockey and soccer…• Petra Kvitová – a tennis player• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra_Kvitov%C3%A1• Jaromír Jágr – an ice-hockey player• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWXH8fqiaLY
Jágr plays in the USA and Canada We like to follow ice-hockey everywhere and celebrate it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4iWbYJ8ed0Finals with Czech Rep. – Russia, 2010 World Championship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wev4RvZWXno
We like jogging more and more… Nonetheless we are not the best at it.