Czech by Zuzka

I am a patient Czech teacher with positive energy. I show my learners the charm of the Czech language and help them feel comfortable using it. I also create video courses and online material for various levels.

Learn Grammatical Cases

With my e-book Just in Case, you will learn and practice Czech cases (and not only that). Lots of information, exercises, tips and encouraging words.

Get a Free Booklet of Czech Dialogues

Learn Czech in context through short entertaining conversations. Read and listen to 5 dialogues of a young married couple.

8.2. 2023

Waiting for my dream job to show up

It was the year of 2018. I had been teaching English and Spanish for almost a decade (part time and full time) and I felt like it had to end. I was tired of teaching and I was wishing to find my dream job. I wasn’t sure what that might be but I was quite certain teaching was not it. I...

13.7. 2023

Translating „FOR“ in Czech

During my one-on-one lessons, my students are I chat in Czech. Does it also happen to you that you want to translate from your native language in your head? When we want to express ourselves in another language, sometimes it is too tempting not to translate. Most of my students‘ mother tongue is English, which sometimes...

6.7. 2023

Let’s talk about means of transport

When it comes to using the means of transport in a phrase, we have to consider picking the right verb and of course, the right form of the noun (the particular means of transport). By the right form I mean the right case. What does that mean? Read below. Would you prefer to watch this lecture in...

14.6. 2023

Talking about the Future

One of my subscribers once asked how we can express plans in the future in Czech. Here are my answers!You can also watch a video where I explain this topic: The first option that comes to mind about talking about the future is actually using the future tense. For that, we have two possibilities: 1. Future tense...

18.5. 2023

Don’t Get Intimidated by These Verbs

Watch a video lesson about this topic here. My students give me endless inspiration for learning videos. In one of my lessons the other day, my student and I somehow got to the verb mást (to confuse). She said, „I have never heard of such a verb.“ Truth be told, it is more common to come across the...

16.4. 2023

Those who are learning Czech are double heroes!

English translation below Dnes ráno jsem k snídani uvařila vajíčka a když jsem je loupala, vybavil se mi jeden příběh, který se stal zhruba před půl rokem. Byla jsem na návštěvě u sestry a pomáhala jí rozptýlit mého synovce Edu. V tu dobu mu bylo necelých 3 a půl roku. Ráno jsem si s ním hrála v posteli, kopali jsme metro pro krtky (inspirace...

8.4. 2023

Learn vocabulary in record time

The other day one of my closest friends told me: „I was testing my son on German vocabulary. I did it the way you taught me and I realized how effective that is!“ It’s important to mention that my friend was originally „just“ a student of mine. I started teaching her Spanish on Skype in 2017 and over the...

24.3. 2023

How to Construct the Imperative Form in Czech

Why do we say počkej (wait), but nečekej for don’t wait? Making imperatives in Czech can be a bit confusing, but don’t worry (neboj se/ nebojte se), there are rules which we can follow. And, there are also irregular verbs which don’t follow those rules. Well, that’s Czech, you’re probably not surprised. First, let’s have a look at...

22.3. 2023

Stará třešeň

English version and a vocabulary list below Minulý týden jsem byla u maminky na návštěvě. Ukazovala mi, co zbylo ze staré třešně na zahradě. Museli ji celou pořezat, protože už byla suchá. Myslím, že jí mohlo být takových 60 let, možná víc. Mám na ni spoustu vzpomínek. Kolikrát jsem jako malá potají lezla na střechu a ojídala první třešně, které, podle slov...

18.3. 2023

A restaurant like no other

It was in the summer of 2021. My husband wanted to surprise me and took me into a really nice restaurant in Prague. It was on a rooftop! The views of the old part of town were amazing. The sun was about to set and the outdoor temperature was just perfect. The menu looked great too. There...

18.2. 2023

The first steps

Imagine you are learning a completely new language (Hm, let’s say… Czech). What are some of the first words and phrases you would like to know? Hello. – Dobrý den. Goodbye. – Na shledanou. Thank you. – Děkuju. My name is… – Jmenuju se… I am American/German/Indian… Well, that also depends on why you are learning the language...