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Czech Language Czech Pronunciation: «Alphabet and Pronunciation»

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Alphabet and Pronunciation in Czech
Alphabet and Pronunciation in Czech

The Czech alphabet has many letters that might be a bit strange and even hard to say but don't worry, you can learn it! :)

Letter Name IPA
A a á /a/
Á á dlouhé á /aː/
B b /b/
C c /ts/
Č č čé /tʃ/
D d /d/
Ď ď ďé /ɟ/
E e é /ɛː/
É é dlouhé é /ɛː/
Ě ě ije,

é s háčkem

/ɛ/, /jɛ/
F f ef /f/
G g /ɡ/
H h /ɦ/
CH ch chá /x/
I i í,

měkké i

/ɪ/
Í í dlouhé í,

dlouhé měkké í

/iː/
J j /j/
K k /k/
L l el /l/
M m em /m/
N n en /n/
Ň ň /ɲ/
O o ó /o/
Ó ó dlouhé ó /oː/
P p /p/
Q q kvé /r̝/
R r er /r/
Ř ř /r̝/
S s es /s/
Š š /ʃ/
T t /t/
Ť ť ťé /c/
U u ú /v/
Ů ů dlouhé ú,

ú s čárkou

/uː/
Ů ů ů s kroužkem /uː/
V v /v/
W w dvojité vé /v/
X x iks /ks/
Y y ypsilon,

krátké tvrdé í

/ɪ/
Ý ý dlouhé ypsilon,

dlouhé tvrdé í

/iː/
Z z zet /z/
Ž ž žet /ʒ/
  • a, á (longer pronounced a)
  • b
  • c, č (like in -ch-alk)
  • d, ď (check pronunciation)
  • e, ě (you pronounce it like -ya-y - pronouncing the a as e), é (longer e)
  • f
  • g (pronounced always as in -g-oose)
  • h (pronounced as in haha)
  • ch (check the google translate)
  • i, í (longer i)
  • j (always pronounced as in -y-ay)
  • k, l, m
  • n, ň (sound as in -n-ew)
  • o, ó (longer o)
  • p, q
  • r, ř (check some videos with pronunciation, this should be the hardest letter to pronounce for you)
  • s, š (as -sh-ade)
  • t, ť (check google translate or videos)
  • u (the last sound of kn-ew-), ú (longer u), ů (longer u)
  • v, w, x
  • y, ý (longer y)
  • z, ž (check pronunciation)

New Information in January 07th 2019[edit | edit source]

PRONÚNCIAS NO TCHECO / PRONUNCIATIONS  IN CZECH / VÝSLOVNOSTI  V ČEŠTINĚ[edit | edit source]

Letra / Letter Pronúncia no Português Brasileiro Pronunciation in English
A como a em amor as a in Albert
C como ts em tissá as t`s in let`s
Č como tch em tcheco as ch in chicken
Ě como iê em Imbariê as ye in yellow
CH como r em rato as h in hit
J como i em igual as i in ink
Ň como nh em ninho as nih yah
Ř como r + j  (juntos) as r + zh (together)
Š como ch em chá as sh in shop
Ů como uu as oo in look
Ž como j em janela as the word je (French)
Á como aa as the letter a in bar
É como ee as the letter e in Edward
Ó como oo as oo in door
Ú como uu as oo in look

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