Czech Republic

Czech Republic language

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The Czech Republic is a country belonging to Europe, whose capital is Prague. It has a population of almost 11 million inhabitants (84th) and an area of ​​78,866 km 2 (115th). Its human development index is very high (27th) and its official currency is the Czech crown. And what language is spoken in the Czech Republic? and in Prague?

What language do they speak in the Czech Republic?

The Czech Republic has one official language, Czech.

It also recognizes the following minority languages: Slovak, German, Polish, Roma, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese; the first 2 being the most common: up to 1.7 million people speak Slovak and 1.6 million German.

The Slovak language can be considered an official language in the Czech Republic under certain circumstances, as defined by various laws. The rest of the recognized languages ​​can be used by their communities with the authorities and in court. If the administration to which a person with a minority language addresses does not have an employee who speaks that language, the administration is obliged to find a translator at all costs.

The most learned foreign languages ​​are: English (27%), Slovak (16%), German (15%), Russian (13%), Polish (2%), French (1%), Spanish (1%) and Italian (1%). English is widely spoken among the young population and, especially, in tourist places such as Prague.

The most common immigrant languages ​​are Ukrainian (48,300), Russian (31,600), Vietnamese (30,800), Hungarian (11,500), English (7,200), Bulgarian (5,410) and Romanian (4,920), Mongolian (3,330), French (2,060), Serbian (1930) and Spanish (1920).

The Czech language

Czech (čeština) is spoken by 98% of the population, and was previously known as Bohemian (after what the country was called before, the Kingdom of Bohemia). It is intelligible with Slovak, a language with which it used to coexist before in Czechoslovakia. Its alphabet contains 34 letters, which are those of the Latin alphabet plus: č ď ch ň ř š ť ž.

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