If there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s different cultures. We have a tonne of language games helping people learn languages from all over the world. In this series, we look at some of the locations that fascinated us so much that we created language games for them. They are helpful for students, teachers, and travellers. On the last article of the travel series, we looked at Russia. This week, let’s take a look at the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. No wonder you can easily visit major cities across Europe like Berlin, Vienna, Milan, Munich, Krakow and Budapest when you’re in the Czech Republic because it is situated in the centre of 4 wonderful countries.
The Czech Republic has been famous for international companies and large firms like Mobil, Zara, Budweiser, Deloitte Touche and Škoda. One interesting fact about the Czech Republic is the battle for censorship of its contemporary arts. Today, Czech artists are gaining recognition worldwide, and their contemporary masterpieces are getting more attention. Let’s take a look at some of their bizarre contemporary arts on display.
Statue of St. Wenceslas riding an inverted horse. It is located at the entrance to the Lucerna Theatre on the south-east side of Wenceslas Square. Sculpture by David Cerný, executed in foam but made to resemble patinated bronze.
Statue of Sigmund Freud hanging by his arm, above a storefront in Prague. Sculpture by David Cerný.
The Tower Baby sculpture by David Cerný can be found at the tower of Zizkov television, the highest tower in the Czech Republic which is 709 feet high.
Peeing Statues outside of the Franz Kafka museum in Prague by David Cerný.
Feast of Giants brass sculpture at the bus stop in Liberec by David Černý.
“Gesture” by Czech sculptor David Černý which was floated on Prague’s main river a few days before the parliamentary elections on October 21, 2013.
Those are just some of the strange sculptures found in the Czech Republic, and there are more controversial and more subversive artworks on public display. However, before you plan to travel to the Czech Republic to witness those weird contemporary arts, I know you will agree that understanding more about their culture and language will be helpful.
Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic which is spoken approximately by 10.6 million people. Czech ranked as one of the most complicated languages in the world, but there are ways to make it easy and fun if you really want to learn the language.
Overpass Apps has released Learn Czech Bubble Bath. This time, it’s translated to multi-languages to make it available for Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish speakers. It is a free Czech language game where you just have to pop the bubbles with the corresponding vocabulary translation. The app features exciting categories to enrich your Czech vocabulary further.
Enjoy the game while learning Czech!
Užijte si hru, když se učí česky!
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