An Overview of the Czech Language
The Czech language serves as the official language of the Czech Republic. It is a West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group and is spoken by over 10 million people. Czech is closely related to Slovak, to the point of mutual intelligibility to a very high degree.
The History of Czech
Czech is a member of the West Slavic sub-branch of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. This branch includes Polish, Kashubian, Upper and Lower Sorbian and Slovak. Slovak is the closest language genetic neighbor of Czech, followed by Polish and Silesian.
Czech is distinguished from other West Slavic languages by a more-restricted distinction between “hard” and “soft” consonants. The West Slavic languages are spoken in Central Europe.
Interesting Indonesian Language Facts:
The longest Indonesian word is composed of 31 letters. “ketidakbertanggungjawabannyalah” which means “it is his/her irresponsibility that (does something)”.
The Indonesian language was greatly influenced by other languages which resulted in a significant number of loanwords. There were estimated 750 Sanskrit, 1000 Arabic, 125 Portuguese, 10000 Dutch and some English, Persian, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian and Chinese loanwords.
Indonesian is also spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor and southern provinces of Thailand. It can be understood by some people from southern part of the Philippines and by Malay descendants in Sri Lanka and South Africa.
The written Indonesian language before the 70’s has a big difference from today because it has changed its spelling system thrice in less than a century.
Learning how to speak the Indonesian language will open up the chance to meet the friendliest and most hospitable people as well as more job opportunities from the many countries that speak the language. Learning will be a breeze because research shows that Indonesian is one of the world’s most accessible languages and easy to learn because its system of grammar and vocabulary is not complicated.
Learning Indonesian with Overpass Apps
Travelling to Indonesia or reading Malay history will certainly be more enjoyable when you know the language, so that’s why Overpass has just released a language learning app called Learn Indonesian Bubble Bath which aims to provide fun and more practice of listening and reading Indonesian words and phrases. It consists of 63 language categories with over 600 vocabulary words spoken by a native Indonesian speaker, so you’ll know how each word is correctly pronounced.
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