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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Czech language pronunciations in popflock.com resource articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to popflock.com resource articles, see {{IPA-cs}} and popflock.com Resource: Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Czech phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Czech.

Consonants
IPA Examples Nearest English equivalent
b být, bzukot
beat
c la?, tit, ticho, lo?, lo?ka stew (UK)
d délka, odb?r, modlitba delta
dz podzim,[1] leckdo heads
d? d?bán, lé?ba jab
f foukat, flétna, kavka, lov focus
? gram, gril, kdo gag
? ho?et, hbitost ahead
j jenom yellow, boy
? ?as, d?da, dík, dew (UK)
k kolo, ping-pong, který scald
l lak lack
l? Vltava, kýbl little
m mouka mocha
m? sedm rhythm
n nyní ninny
? la?, kon?, nyní canyon
? Hanka sing
p pyl, pes, lebka, ?váb spill
r robot robot (trilled)
r? vrba, vichr lover (US, trilled)
r? ?eka, ?vát simultaneous and
r ch?est, ke? simultaneous and
s st?l, krása, zkáza, kaz stole
? ?elest, ?t?stí, mu?, vá?ka shell
t ten, matka, led, podkova stand
ts cena, pocta bats
t? ?as, ko?ka, pon?vad? chase
v vítr, vdova wave
x chomout, prach, nehty,

práh

loch
z zima, uzda, sdru?ení zoo
? ?ár, ka? sabotage
Vowels
IPA Examples Nearest English equivalent
a matka hatter (UK)
a: máma father
? let let
?: létat square (UK)
? klid, byl kid
i: klít, být clean
o pod pot (UK)
o: móda thought (UK)
u kup full, bull
u: úroda, k?lna fool
Diphthongs
IPA Examples Nearest English equivalent
au auto out
?u euro say oo
ou louka local (US)
IPA Other
' Primary stress. Stress falls on the first syllable of a word.
. Syllable break, e.g. nauka ['na.uka] is three syllables, not two.

Notes

  1. ^ [dz] is usually pronounced as two letters, in quick talk may be also [dz].

Bibliography

  • Dankovi?ová, Jana (1999), "Czech", Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A guide to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 70-74, ISBN 0-521-65236-7
  • ?imá?ková, ?árka; Podlipský, Václav Joná?; Chládková, Kate?ina (2012), "Czech spoken in Bohemia and Moravia" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 42 (2): 225-232, doi:10.1017/S0025100312000102

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