Welcome to the Czech forum! - Resources and tips for learners

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    Jana337 Senior Member

    Welcome to the Czech forum! :)
    All the WR rules apply to this forum - WR rules - click

    Slovníková část - Czech declensions and conjugations
    Výkladová část - orthography, morphology, syntax and more
    The interface and all content is in Czech only.


    http://slovniky.centrum.cz/ - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Přeložit - translate
    http://slovnik.seznam.cz/ - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Přelož - translate
    http://www.slovnik.cz/ - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Latin.
    http://www.rewin.cz/WebForm1.aspx - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Romanian
    http://slovniky.idnes.cz/normal@slovnik.aspx? - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Přelož - translate
    http://slovniky.sms.cz/ - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
    http://bara.ujc.cas.cz/psjc/search.php - monolingual Czech dictionary with many sample sentences from the Czech literature excellent
    http://slovniky.lingea.cz/ - basic vocabulary, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian
    http://slovniky.lingea.cz/ - dictionary of synonyms and antonyms (14,000 entries, 16,000 meanings, 38,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms)
    http://web.volny.cz/najdito/slovnik/?search=contract&lang=en2cz&Submit=Hledat - English, German, French

    Specialized dictionaries and glossaries:
    http://www.enviweb.cz/?env=_slovnik - Czech-English dictionary of environmental terms excellent
    http://vokabular.ujc.cas.cz/hledani.aspx - a dictionary of ancient Czech excellent
    http://www.zkratky.cz/ - dictionary of abbreviations (an ongoing project)
    http://www.svetsiti.cz/slovnik.asp - Czech-English glossary of computer terminology and abbreviations
    http://slovnik-cizich-slov.abz.cz/ - a dictionary of foreign words (an ongoing project)
    http://www.slovnik-cizich-slov.cz/ - a dictionary of foreign words

    Corpora and thesauri:
    http://ucnk.ff.cuni.cz/ - corpus (click on Hledat v ČNK, then the first button unless you want to register)

    Ortography and vocabulary:
    http://www.pravidla.cz/index.php - rules of Czech orthography (a complete version online) excellent
    http://slovnik-cizich-slov.abz.cz/ - foreign words with Czech equivalents (a complete version online)
    http://www.czechprimer.org/contents.html - little Czech primer in pictures - the most important vocabulary, conjugation of verbs
    http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/ET/ET.HTM - vocabulary quizzes
    http://wordchamp.com/lingua2/Browse.do - flascards (various topics)

    http://www.ujc.cas.cz/poradna/porfaq.htm - frequently asked tricky questions (for natives; everything in Czech) excellent
    http://wordchamp.com/lingua2/Browse.do - a very detailed guide in German (with many conjugation and declension patterns)
    http://www.czech-language.cz/sentences/syntax.html - introduction to syntax
    http://www.tjeckiska.se/index.php - verb conjugator (write a verb into the small field in the top left corner and click on Sök)
    http://www.bohemica.com/ - grammar, exercises, conversation
    http://www.bohemica.com/czechonline/reference/referencetop.htm - an excellent grammar reference
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/slavic/dept/WebBasedLanguage/Czech/Grammar/contentsclass.htm - thorough explanations in English
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/slavic/dept/WebBasedLanguage/Czech/exercises/index.htm - interactive exercises
    http://www.locallingo.com/ - highlights of grammar, exercises
    http://www.lf3.cuni.cz/cestina/grammar/index.php - a practical guide
    http://www.lf3.cuni.cz/cestina/grammar/exercises.php - exercises keyed to the above
    http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/inst/slawen/grammatik_cz/Inhalt.htm - plenty of interactive exercises
    http://www.dbcsez.com/czechbites/index.htm - grammar course
    http://eminem.kvalitne.cz/aspect.html - an impressive explanation of aspects
    http://www.grammatiken.de/tschechische-grammatik/ - in German, very comprehensive excellent
    http://www.nj.cz/ceska_gramatika.htm - grammar tables and tests
    http://www.stokrotka.unas.cz/index.php?s=hlavnistrana&l=es&sub=0 - brief grammar in Spanish

    Online courses:
    http://czechlanguage.ru/ - exercises and explanations for Russian speakers (note: frequent spelling mistakes, a lot of pre-1989 vocabulary)

    http://www.czech-language.cz/words/morph.html - introduction
    http://www.czech-language.cz/words/w-structure.html - the impact of inflection on stems (the most important regularities)
    http://www.czech-language.cz/words/affixes.html - prefixes and suffixes
    http://www.pteryx.net/sklonovani.html - declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns (not always accurate!)

    http://www.bohemica.com/czechonline/czechkeyboard/ - the Czech keyboard

    http://odur.let.rug.nl/~houtzage/czedownloadsmp3.html - downloadable audio files (Winnie-the-Pooh, Alice in Wonderland)
    http://www.locallingo.com/ - audio files explaining pronunciation
    http://www.transparent.com/languagepages/Czech/FSCzech.htm - audio files with vocabulary for tourists
    http://swac-collections.org/ - pronunciation of many Czech words recorded by Czech speakers (not always professional voices speaking standard Czech, though)

    http://www.locallingo.com/ - vocabulary with audio files
    http://www.czechinfocenter.com/e.mag/czech/czau.html - essential Czech phrases
    http://www.transparent.com/languagepages/Czech/FSCzech.htm - audio files with vocabulary for tourists
    http://www.czech-language.cz/sentences/terms.html - survival vocabulary
    http://www.czech-language.cz/sentences/konverzace.html - survival sentences
    http://www.czech-language.cz/sentences/pozdravy.html - greetings, thanks, introduction
    http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/ET/ET.HTM - 200 interactive vocabulary tests
    http://old.lf3.cuni.cz/cestina/levels/index.php - vocabulary for students of medicine

    Culture and reading:
    http://ld.johanesville.net/cestina - playing with Czech words, oddities
    http://www.radio.cz/en/archive/abc - Czech language and culture taught in a particularly interesting way, and in English
    http://mujweb.cz/www/WinCzEduc/history/lesson1.html - Czech history in English
    http://citanka.cz/ - Czech literature (a collection of old texts and many useful links)
    http://www.language.brown.edu/CZH/texts.html - more than 20 interactive Czech texts with audio and grammar and vocabulary expressions excellent

    History of the language:

    http://linguistics.byu.edu/classes/ling450ch/reports/czech.html - history of the language
    http://www.czech-language.cz/spoken/stratification.html - the gap between literary and colloquial Czech

    http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/nlp/aisa/NlpCz/Frekvence_pismen_bigramu_trigramu_delka_slov.html - the relative frequencies of letters, bigrams and trigrams
    http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/nlp/aisa/NlpCz/Statistiky_gramatickych_znacek.html - statistics of the frequency of grammar forms
    http://nlp.fi.muni.cz/nlp/aisa/NlpCz/Frekvence_slov_lemmat.html - frequency of words
    http://www.tyden.cz/cestina-na-skripci/ - Čeština na skřipci, a column devoted to horrendous native mistakes
    http://lidovky.zpravy.cz/hledej.asp?search=%22jazykov%E1+nemocnice%22&x=0&y=0 - Jazyková nemocnice, a column devoted to horrendous native mistakes from the viewpoint of a newspaper language editor
    http://www.proofreading.cz/o-cestine/zapisnik-sileneho-korektora/ - fine points of Czech grammar and other language topics excellent
    http://www.proofreading.cz/o-cestine/cestina-pod-lupou/ - the most common native mistakes exposed
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/7953/archive.html - Czech-English translation problems
    http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/vysilani/10098745482-o-cestine.html?from=40 - a TV series devoted to the Czech language (an archive) excellent
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