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...

15.2. 2024

How to Use Czech Verbs Ending in -OUT

„Oh, it’s one of those verbs. I never know how to deal with them!“ my student tells me as soon as we come across spadnout (to fall). It belongs to this peculiar category of verbs that learners seem to be a bit afraid of, maybe rightfully so. It’s confusing when it comes to their conjugation until you...

11.1. 2024

‚Time‘ in Czech. Understanding čas, doba, and období

Translating „time“ in Czech can be challenging since there are many possibilities. Today, we will take a look at phrases and common expressions with the words čas, doba and období. Jdeme na to! 1. Čas Čas is the word a learner probably comes across early on. It usually refers to a shorter period of time, something that is possible...

4.1. 2024

Umím česky. Chci domů. When can we leave out main verbs in Czech?

You might have heard a Czech person say: Umím anglicky (I can speak English) or Neumím anglicky (I can’t speak English). Did they forget to add the verb ‚to speak‘ (mluvit)? Let’s see what is going on. Watch a video about this topic here: First things first Let’s review the basics. We can leave out the main...

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...