Czech Articles

If you're trying to learn Czech Articles you will find that there is no articles used in Czech. The definite and indefinite articles don't exist in the way we know it in English. But you should still look at the examples below, because they show how Czech deals with the absences of articles. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Czech. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Czech Articles

In English articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". However that doesn't exist in Czech. Here are some examples:

Grammar Tips:
Definite Article: While English has one definite article “the", Czech generally does not use any, except for emphasis, and then one of the 6 demonstrative pronouns would be used, according to gender and number, similar to English “that”:
Indefinite Article: While we have (a / an / some) in English as indefinite articles, Czech usually does not use any, except when being deliberately vague, or emphasizing singularity. Then, when (a, an, some) are used in English you, in Czech you need to use (nějaký, -á, é) m,f,n to be nonpecific, or (jeden, jedna, jedno) to refer to a single instance.
Jeden dům (m singular) (one house)
Nějaké knihy (f plural) (some books)


Here are some other examples:

English ArticlesCzech Articles
articlesčleny
the
a
onejeden
someněkteří
fewněkolik
the bookkniha
the booksknihy
a bookkniha
one bookjedna kniha
some booksněkteré knihy
few booksněkolik knih

As you can see from the example above, the structure of no articles in Czech takes a logical pattern.

List of Vocabulary in Czech

Below is a list of vocabulary which should help you with your knowledge of Czech. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Czech vocabulary.

English VocabularyCzech Vocabulary
Foodjídlo
almondsmandle
breadchléb
breakfastsnídaně
buttermáslo
candybonbon
cheesesýr
chickenkuře
cuminkmín
dessertdezert
dinnervečeře
fishryba
fruitovoce
ice creamzmrzlina
lambjehně
lemoncitrón
lunchoběd
mealjídlo
meatmaso
oventrouba
pepperpepř
plantsrostliny
porkvepřové maso
saladsalát
saltsůl
sandwichsendvič
sausageklobása
souppolévka
sugarcukr
suppervečeře
turkeykrocan
applejablko
bananabanán
orangespomeranče
peachesbroskve
peanutarašíd
pearshrušky
pineappleananas
grapeshrozny
strawberriesjahody
vegetableszelenina
carrotmrkev
cornkukuřice
cucumberokurka
garlicčesnek
lettucesalát
olivesolivy
onionscibule
pepperspapriky
potatoesbrambory
pumpkindýně
beansfazole
tomatoesrajčata

Definite and Indefinite Articles are not used in Czech, but you still need to know how to create sentences without them. Once you're done with this lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Czech lessons here: Learn Czech. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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