Czech Questions

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Czech Questions

Learning the Czech Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Czech questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... etc.

Grammar Tips:

In Czech there are 4 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

-Verb + pronoun: Unlike English, the auxiliaries do and does are not used. Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: Máš čas? (Do you have free time?)

-Pronoun + verb: Peníze máš? (Do you have money?) This represents, however, rather informal, colloquial  Czech.

-Verb +...+ pronoun. The pronoun goes last.  Máš v pondělí čas? (Do you have free time on Monday?)

-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Máš čas, že? (You have time, don’t you).

In spoken Czech, word order is of little importance as grammatical function is expressed by affixes/endings. Theoretically, words in a sentence can be mixed in any order without affecting meaning and grammatical correctness. In fact, there are some unspoken rules and some combinations might sound clumsy, but it is rather a style issue.


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsCzech Questions
QuestionsOtázky
how?jak?
what?co?
who?Kdo?
why?Proč?
where?kde?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Czech.

List of Questions in Czech

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Czech placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Czech vocabulary.

English QuestionsCzech Questions
where is he?Kde je?
what is this?Co je to?
why are you sad?proč jste smutný?
how do you want to pay?jak chcete platit?
can I come?můžu přijít?
is he sleeping?spí?
do you know me?znáte mě?
do you have my book?Máte mou knihu?
how big is it?jak velké je to?
can I help you?mohu vám pomoci?
can you help me?Můžete mi pomoci?
do you speak English?Mluvíte anglicky?
how far is this?Jak daleko je to?
what time is it?Kolik je hodin?
how much is this?kolik to stojí?
what is your name?Jak se jmenuješ?
where do you live?Kde bydlíš?

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