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The Czech alphabet consists of 42 letters. However, letters g, q, w, and x usually do not appear in Czech words (by origin).

Czech alphabet and pronunciation

Latin alphabet for Czech


The noun cases are typically referred to by number, and learned by means of the question to which they are the answer. There are seven cases in Czech: Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Vocative, Locative (also known as Prepositional) and Instrumental.

The case used depends on a number of variables, and for foreigners can be very confusing.

The numbers are singular, plural and remains of dual. The dual number is used for only several parts of the human body, of which each person has two: hands, shoulders, eyes, ears, knees, legs, breasts. In all but two of the above body parts (eyes and ears) the dual number is only vestigial and affects very few aspects of declension (mostly the genitive and prepositional cases).

Genders are masculine animate, masculine inanimate, feminine, and neuter. Masculine animate is used only to describe living things (note: plants are not considered animate in Czech noun declension).

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