Saturday, January 20, 2007

Kde jste, znalci českých vesnic?

Nice work Carolyn. Just goes to show that the best knowledge of small southern bohemian towns comes from Wichita, Kansas. Partial points for the guess of "Southern Bohemia" and "taken from a church somewhere". Although I also like "from a train window" (man, those trains really FLY...) and Vienna, Czech Republic. :-)
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Did any of you turn up anything interesting about CZ in your searches?

51 comments:

Haliyah said...

Hmmm, no, sorry. I wasn't searching long enough to learn anything much...-_-"

Although, I did learn that I desperately want to learn Czech when I saw Thirty-Eight Minutes for the first time. :)

By the way...what does the title of this entry mean?

BethyNYC said...

I didn't look for it, mostly because I'm horrible at these sorts of things.

BUT! If you heard a high-pitched squeal around 8:00 ET last night, that was me realizing just who was on Jake 2.0!

You were very scary!

Happy Saturday!

Haliyah said...

...I miss Jake 2.0...

*sniff*

I never saw that episode when it was still on the air...

darklock said...

I've learned that I am only beginning to learn. http://www.czech.cz/en/ is the official Czech Republic website.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic is, of course, Wikipedia's information on Czech Republic. (There is a Sea World in Prague.) Prague is gigantic population wise. The land is absolutely gorgeous, and it has four mountain ranges the create somewhat of a square. The history is long, the architecture vibrant, and the people active.

Rosehawk said...

Just how beautiful the country is!! I am taking a youth group there in a few years so searching and learning about CZ has been alot of fun!!
Honest, I had no influence over the countries that they have chosen to visit.

Rose said...

I have learnt that I am useless at clues and lovely internet hunts. Also that Czech isn't as much like Russian as I'd hoped.

Elyse said...

Oh, the Jake 2.0 episode will repeat in February. Check scifi.com's schedulebot :) Oh oh, and David's PTERADACTYL is airing this coming Saturday on SciFi at 7:00pm. (I love that flick).

mhera/lemonchicken said...

Oh man, Vienna's not in the Czech Republic, its in Austria! Wow, I can read maps ... *hides face in embarrassment behind tail* yeah ... canadian here.

Congrats Carolyn. Nice work! I just thought now that maybe I should have used churches as a searching tool ... that was fun though!

haliyah - I think the title means something along the lines of: "where is the village?" Online translators arent so great, so it could be totally wrong. lol.

Thanks Dr. Z for the great boredom bursting fun! Im off to study geography. :P

Meg said...

I found out that if you spend enough times on Czech websites you pick up some words and that makes navigating said sites much easier. Also, i've now added it to my "Places to go the summer I graduate" list!

Misty aka s_aurius said...

I learned that there are a LOT of pictures of the Czech Republic on the internet. :P It looks like a beautiful country.
I so want to be able to travel more!

Ange said...

Hm. I think I can add 'can read Czech road maps fluently' my resume, so the experience wasn't a total waste!

And I think I also learnt that I would still love to visit CZ one day, and the day I do, I know I won't get horribly lost. Thank you kindly for giving my underworked brain some much-needed exercise. :)

Becky S said...

Unfortunately, I'm just getting back here (got to love when people get suspended from their duties at work and you have to suddenly cover for them) so I Haven't had time to do any research but since my boyfriend loves politics and I love history, we know a bit already. Can't go inot it now as I am off to work again. (This time my actually scheduled hours) Will share my knowledge when I get home in the morning.

Carolyn said...

I learned that there's a new set of folk songs that I need to learn, I already know all about English already.

I also learned that I really want to learn Czech to visit there sometime, I searched a lot of websites and had NO CLUE what they were saying.

Lemonchicken, I didn't use churches as a search tool, I googled the words "kdyby whistles" and came up with a folk song. Complete and utter chance, and a scary familiarity with Google.

windshieldbug said...

I learned that I understand some Czech! I guess it helps I speak German and a bit of Russian so I don't lose the commonality.

I missed Jake 2.0! :( Have to wait until Feb to watch the rerun. Seen PTERADACTYL once already, gonna watch again. Weee! *Chomp chomp*

The architecture is the prettiest I've seen in traveling with the military. The Betlémská kaple (Bethleham Chapel) & Dùm Pánù z Kunštátu (Lords of Kunstat Palace) are incredible.

Oh and of course...HOCKEY!

windshieldbug said...

Oh...."Where are (what?) Czech villages?"

You title to this entry. I don't know the "znalci" word.

Wedan said...

Re: windshieldbug
znalci - experts
look at slovnik.cz it's wery help full, but make sure you read more meaning, because sometimes the first meaning isn't that what it means in the moment.

Someday Scientist said...

Heh, so that's what that was - trying to make us learn things! You should meet my mother (however, she didn't have much to bribe us with about learning about her homecountry -germany- so she just made us look up the info; oh the wonder of being homeschooled)

what did I learn, eh? That I need to go to the Czech Republic someday! So beautiful! This summer is reserved for england and scotland, but perhaps when i finish my udnergrad i'll be able to make it to that corner of the world.

also, i learned that languages with non-arabic letters make my brain swim. this is why i'm learning spanish! Perhaps I'll have to learn to speak Czezh after this. (along with Japanese and German)

Pauli said...

Kde jste, znalci českých vesnic? - means Where are you, those who know (are experts on) Czech villages? And I learned that it is shame I do not know our brother country better (but this picture was realy difficult to find:) And that there are more websites from different regions of CR than I thought. And that it is possible to recognize completely unknown place by somebody on the other side of Word:)

Anonymous said...

Do you have a special keyboard? Or do you just have to remember the codes/shortcuts to do the accent letters? I'm sorry, I'm just curious.

Pauli said...

There is picture of keyboard with letters with accents, if you want to see: http://www.psani-vsemi-deseti.cz/2045/images/klavesnice-1000.jpg

Spubba said...

I learned that Žižkov, in Prague 3, has more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in Europe.

GOD BLESS THE INTERNET.

Yreg Yorulis said...

if we want to write some letter like "č", we need to press the first key left from backspace and then letter that we want..
for example that key and then a the means á but we use more this marks: ˇ´ ä and ô
ä and ô are special keys, the ˇ (we call it mäkčeň :D )
we press shift + that key and then the letter
for example shift and that key and then c means č..
but on our keyboard is very bad thing, that letters 'y' and 'z' are switched..

Neep said...

I sat next to a Czech girl in biology when I was 16. She taught me to twirl my pen around my thumb, a trick she learned from the Japanese international students. Now because of time zones, we only get to catch up if one of us is one the computer at stupid o'clock.

Francy said...

I've learnt that my very scarce knowledge of Croatian doesn't help much with Czech...
There's a Sea World in Prague?

Icie said...

Well, I only learned where exactly it is because I've never been there before :P The closest place from there that I've visited was Hluboka ;)

Pega said...

Sheesh, let RL interfere for a couple of days and I miss out on all the fun! (Not that I'd have had a chance - I couldn't even get Springfield, and there I've actually been.

Way to go Carolyn, puttin' those l33t research skillz to use. ;)

And thanks for the entertainment Dr. Z.

Haliyah said...

I hope for many more games in the future...this is fun, even if I don't really get a chance to participate before everyone else gets it, lol. Although, I really wouldn't mind a chance to win a super-awesome Zelenka piccy! >w<

Danielle the Paranoid Android said...

It prompted me to read up on the astronomical clock in Prague which led me on an encyclopedic adventure in old astronomical clocks from around the world.

Anonymous said...

The ways to make the accents are so complicated even with the specialised keyboards! I wonder if so many languages will lose them more and more now that all is so dependent on computers.

Pauli said...

It is just difficult to describe it:). Once you`re used to it, it`s no problem.

Anonymous said...

Right now
Poor Czech Republic is getting destroyed by large scale storms... Who thought you couldn't take the Storm out of Stargate?

CZECHS IN DISTRESS
SAVE A CZECH TODAY! DON'T LET THEM FLY AWAY!


Kristine and Kathy

Becky S said...

All right, I said I would share some of my knowledge (and some of my boyfriend's as well) just ment to do it before today. And I won't put too much in so no one is bored:

Czechoslovakia was (for all intents and purposes) a 'colony' of the Soviet Union until 1989-1990 when it changed to a free republic. In 1991, Slovakia broke off into it's own republic.

The first president of the Czech Rebuplic was a playwrite named Vaclav Havel (I confess to looking up the correct spelling of his name) who wrote the Chapter 77 manifesto which written partically in response to the imprisonment of a pyschedelic band called Plastic People of the Universe [Totally off the subject, but that name is great!]

Currently, the Czech Republic is a member of both NATO and the European Union. Slovakia is a member of the EU, but not NATO.

Jiří said...

... tak koukám, že se tu někdo zajímá o moji malou zemičku :-) Tak to mě samozřejmě těší ^^
... ok, I see someone got interested in my country and some stuff around. For those who like translating try the upper paragraph a then write it here. I can also share some info, if someone wish to. Greetins from Prague, Jiří. :-)

Sedrick said...

Hi, my us friends. I am from small village Prague. And if you are interested, here is some czech sentences :D
Ahoj,
jak se máte? Pokud chcete tak můžete tohle přeložit do češtiny :D. David Nykl je náš hrdina. Chceme jednou být jako on :D

Bye

Klenotka said...

Actually, Czechoslovakia was split, officialy, on 1st January 1993 ;-)
And Slovakia is member of NATO, since conference of NATO here in...um, I have to guess...2003? Slovakians here, correct me if I am wrong ;-)I was only 11 in 1993...

Pauli said...

Yes, Klenotka is right, Slovakia is in NATO since 2004. And I think majority of us do not like expresion "broke off", better is "both republics went their own way":) Two topics better not be mentioned in conversation between Czech and Slovak are splitting of republic and ice hockey:)

darklock said...

*charmed* We need a David Nykl yahoo group or something to go along with his blog. I'm finding this too interesting. I'm going to play with the czech/english translator. Thank-you to all those posting from Czech Republic and vicinity. This is too fun.

Elyse said...

Well, during my quick search, did find this great blogs with lots of photos - http://blog.paulsveda.com/photographs_of_the_czech_republic/ ....

Haliyah said...

David Nykl Yahoo! Group is here.

Icie said...

I think ice hockey is more dangerous topic then the split of Czechoslovakia :P

Klenotka said...

Ice Hockey, definitely. Actually, my friend almost got into fight in restaurant in Zvolen during World Cup in 2005. He didn´t like the Slovakian comments to Czech game :-)
But, I don´t know what we should argue about....Czech hockey is definitely better ;-) :-))

Anonymous said...

Lol at the icehockey being more dangerous.

You'd never believe that that would be a volitile subject in TEXAS but.....yeah!

Never ask a Texas (Stars fan) what they think about Detroit (Redwings) or San Jose (Sharks).

Windshieldbug.....David I think your blog doesn't like me at times.

Becky S said...

Thank you for the corrections :). I will have to tell Thad (my boyfriend) to read up on his NATO members!

RoaringMice said...

Ahoj, Sedrick a Jiří. Ulím se lesky, ale mluvím jenom trochu. Mluvím polsky a anglisky. Ale...

-“... tak koukám, že se tu někdo zajímá o moji malou zemičku :-) Tak to mě samozřejmě těší”
-So I note that someone is taking an interest in my little country. It goes without saying, that pleases me.
-“Ahoj, jak se máte? Pokud chcete tak můžete tohle přeložit do češtiny. David Nykl je náš hrdina. Chceme jednou být jako on”
-Hi, How are you? If you want, you can translate this Czech. David Nykl is my hero. Once I would like to...

I've lost the rest. Nerozumím.

Oh, mluvím Česky tak špatně!!! :( Forgive me if I've made any mistakes.

Icie said...

Klenotka: no no, Czechs are just more lucky ;)

(And this can go on and on and on and on... ;))

susan said...

I have a hard enough time learning English and it is my first language.

However I am Scottish and we have some lovely sounding words that are not, technically, English.

Eejit has to be one of the better known words. There are lots of eejits in the world.

jenda.sg1 said...

RoaringMice: your Czech is real good...
Jen tak dál a za chvilku budeš mluvit česky líp než mnozí lidé, co se zde narodili :-)

Anonymous said...

yeah, i have to agree,your czech is really good, and the last sentence means.... - Chceme jednou být jako on is Once we would be like him... 'cause is not just "I" but "we".... :))) But youre verry good in the czech...

Anonymous said...

From czech friend,
on this adres can you find some information about czech typogrphy.

http://images.google.cz/imgres?
imgurl=http://www.typo.cz/
euro/_pictures/country/
czech.gif&imgrefurl=http://
www.typo.cz/euro/_typo/
typo-czech.html&h=209&w=218
&sz=4&hl=cs&start=75&tbnid
=HkS3OHa0-iom4M:&tbnh=103&tbnw
=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3DCzech%2
B%26start%3D72%26ndsp%3D18%26svn
um%3D10%26hl%3Dcs%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

and here is next czech text:

Jaromír Jágr se narodil 15.2.1972 v Kladně a vyrůstal na statku v nedalekých Hnidousích. V dorostu přestoupil z PZ Kladno do konkurenčního Poldi a už v šestnácti letech nakoukl do nejvyšší české soutěže. V lize však odehrál pouhé dva roky a putoval do NHL.

Anonymous said...

some information about czech history on this page:

http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?
fuseaction=groups.groupProfile&group
ID=101252619&Mytoken=EE57F502-D229-46
17-97D956A0BD62C31438768287

Martin said...

Ahoj koukám, že se tu válí čeština ... :-)

Snímek té vesnice je pěkný, bohužel neznám její umístění na mapě :-(

Hello, I see you speak Czech very good... The stargate is the best serial what I see :-)

So good luck with translate :-)