With just over ten million speakers, this Slavic language is the official language of the Czech Republic but can be found and understood in neighboring countries like Slovakia. Czech has been influenced by a number of other languages, including German, which had a strong presence for many years in the area because modern day Czech Republic was once part of the Holy Roman Empire. Like other Slavic languages, Czech has more complicated grammar than English but anyone who learns Czech can explore the Czech Republic and Slovakia with little cause for concerns. Czech can also act as a springboard to learning other Slavic languages due to some shared similarity between them.
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Bertha von Suttner
This activist and novelist was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Extraordinary accomplishment considering it was in 1905.
He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
One of the most famous Czech composers
Dr. Wichterle created contact lenses so you can go out on Friday night without glasses.
Kafka was borned and raised in what is todays Czech Republic. He could speak and write Czech but was really a German language writer.