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Alphabet in Czech Language

Learning the Czech alphabet is vital in mastering the Czech Language. Czech alphabet structure is used in a every day conversation. With out the Czech alphabet, it is difficult to say the Czech terms correctly even if you understand how to write those phrases in Czech. Learn More

Like in any language, the far better you articulate a letter in a word, the easier understood you’ll be in talking the Czech language. Following are website links which guides you to the Czech alphabet and how it is actually pronounced in English.
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shis not digraph, but two separate consonats, not like the "sh" in "ship" but rather 's' followed by 'h' as in glass house.

Vowels in Czech Alphabet

alike 'u' in "cup" [uh]
elike 'e' in "red" [eh]
ilike 'i' in "bit" [ih]
olike 'o' in "bore" [oh]
ulike 'u' in "put" [oo]
ysame as 'i' [ih]
álike 'a' in "far" [aa]
élike 'e' in "bled" [ehh]
ílike 'ee' in "spleen" [ee]
ólike 'o' in "for" [ohh]
ú/ůlike 'oo' in "pool" [ooh]
ýlike 'ee' in "speed" [ee]like russian "ы" (and exactly the same pronounciation as í)
The Vowel ĚěThe Czech vowel "ě" is pronounced in one of three ways, depending on the preceding letter.
dě, tě, něpronounced as though they were written ďe, ťe, ňe — the preceding consonant is softened and the e is pronounced [eh]
pronounced as though it was written mňe — a soft n, like the Spanish ñ, is inserted and the e is pronounced [eh]
in all other casesě is pronounced 'ye' as in "yet" but in a middle of a word 'ie' in "miedo"

Consonants in Czech Alphabet

blike 'b' in "bed"
clike 'ts' in "tsunami"
člike 'ch' in "child"
dlike 'd' in "dog"
ďlike 'd' in "duty"
flike 'f' in "for"
glike 'g' in "go"
hlike 'h' in "help"
chlike 'ch' in the Scottish word "Loch"
jlike 'y' in "yell"
klike 'k' in "king"
llike 'l' in "love"
mlike 'm' in "mother"
nlike 'n' in "nice"
ňlike 'ñ' in Spanish "señor"
plike 'p' in "pig"
qlike 'q' in "quest" (very rare)
rlike Scottish 'r' (a.k.a. rolling 'r')
řlike 'rzh'; is like the trilled 'r' and the 'su' in " pleasure " together, the tip of your tongue should vibrate loosely. Like "diversion". (This sound is very difficult for foreigners: even young Czechs and Slovaks have trouble pronouncing it.)
slike 's' in "his"
šlike 'sh' in "cash"
tlike 't' in "top"
ťlike 'ti' in "Tatiana"
vlike 'v' in "victory"
wlike 'v' in "victor" (rarely used in Czech words, however used in German-originated proper nouns or words of Polish origin)
xlike 'cks' in "kicks"
zlike 'z' in "zebra"
žlike 'j' in french "Jacques"

Semi Vowels/ Diphthongs in Czech Alphabet

Diphthongs are sounds that consist of two vowels within the same syllable (like in the English word "meow").
aulike 'ow' in "cow"
eulike 'eu' in "Europa"
oulike 'o' in "go"

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