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Čtvrtek, 16 srpen 2007 Tisk E-mail
Česká výslovnost - Czech pronunciation
Zkuste se naučit některé české samohlásky a souhlásky - try to learn pronunciations of the "Czech special" consonants and vowels.
Vlajka ČR
  CONSONANTS  
 LETTER PRONUNCIATION SYMBOL
 C Like ts in cats
ts

Č

like ch in church

ch

 CH

 like ch in Ger. Bach

 kh

 Ď

 like j in July

 dy

 G

 like g in go

 g

 H

 like h (always pronounced)

 h

 J

 like y in yes

 y

 Ň

 like n in onion (span. ñ)

 ñ

 R

 like German r (trilled)

 r

 Ř

 harder version of Z

 rzh

 S

 like s in sad

 s

 Š

 like sh in ship

 sh

 Ť

 like t in tune

 ty

 W

 like v in van

 v

 Ž

 like s in measure

 zh

 B, D, F, K, M, N, P, T, V, Z

 pronounced as in English

 
     
 

VOWELS

 

 Vowels in Czech can either be short (a, e, i, o, u, y) or long (á é í ó ú uo; y')

LETTER

 PRONUNCIATION

 SYMBOL

 A

 like a in bath

 a

 Á

like a in father

ah

E

like e in let

eh

É

like e in bed

eh

I, Y

like i in hit

i

Í, Ý

like ee in meet

ee

O

like a in ball

o

 Ó

 like o in short

o

 U

 like oo in look

 u

 Ú, ů

 like oo in soon

 oo

 The letters L and R also behave like vowles when they

 occur between two consonants or at the end of a word.

L

like le in cable

l

R

like ir in bird

r