Improve Your Czech With Jokes is an excellent tool for foreigners who are trying to learn Czech. It is not for complete beginners but you’ll be surprised how little Czech you need to understand the jokes.
Here is an example – and note the vocabulary support in blue at the bottom of the joke.
Chlapec: Miluješ mĕ?
Dívka: To víš, že tĕ miluji.
Chlapec: Jak dlouho mĕ budeš milovat?
Chlapec: Co to znamená navždycky?
Dívka: Asi týden.
navždycky – forever
If you’re struggling, there’s a translation on the following page.
Boy: Do you love me?
Girl:Of course I love you.
Boy: How long will you love me for?
Girl: I will love you forever.
Boy: How long is forever?
Girl: About a week.
There are lots of great cartoons in the book, all drawn by the award-winning cartoonist Ilja Bereznickas
In the version available at AppleBooks there is full Czech audio of the 100 jokes. The odd numbers read by Daša Kubíková and the even numbers by Jaroslav Kobylinský.
Here’s a sample from Daša
„Ztratila jsem psa!“
„Mĕla by sis dát inzerát do novin.“
„To nemá smysl. Stejnĕ neumí číst.“
And one from Jaroslav.
„Mami, tohle maso mi nechutná. Můžu ho dát našemu psovi?“
„Ne, miláčku, to je náš pes.“
Also in the audio version, after every ten jokes there is a keyhole culture question based on the Czech Republic with the answer on the following page.
Ready to buy ‘Improve Your Czech With Jokes 1’? Which version do you need?
The book is currently available…
as an audiobook from AppleBooks (iOS only).
as a paperback from Amazon. (commission link)
as an ebook from Amazon for your kindle. (commission link)