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život není peříčko*

* life is no feather

Czech Czechia

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Used to say that life is not easy.

"Mám toho spoustu v práci a do toho teď musím ještě pomáhat našim." "No jo, život není peříčko."

"I have tons of things to do at work and on top of that, I now have to help out my parents." "Yeah well, life is no feather."





to není žádná procházka růžovým sadem.*

* it is no walk through a rose/pink orchard

Czech Czechia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Anyone

It is no easy feat, it is in fact a very hard thing to do.

"Pro Ivana Lendla nebyl tento zápas žádnou procházkou růžovým sadem."

"The match was not a walk through a rose orchard for Ivan Lendl."





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hustý*

* dense

Czech Czechia

Word USED Frequently BY Teens

(adj.) A way of saying "cool" or "heavy".

"To bylo fakt hustý, jak se do něho pustil."

"That was really dense how he had a go at him."





mít knedlík v krku*

* to have a dumpling in the throat

Czech Czechia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

An idiom used when someone is unable to speak or is speechless.

''Měl knedlík v krku, když vstoupil na pódium.''

''He was unable to speak when he entered the stage."


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zlom vaz*

* break your neck

Czech Czechia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

A common way to wish someone good luck. Instead of using ''a leg'' as it is in English, Czechs prefer to point to the upper body.

''Zlom vaz u zkoušky!''

''Break your neck at the exam!"


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vole*

* dude

Czech Czechia

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A colloquial expression used among close friends that can also be used as an insult.

''Hele, vole, máš dneska čas?''

''Hey, dude, are you free today?"


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Není to moje parketa*

* It's not my parquet floor

Czech Czechia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used when something isn't really your thing or you don't like it or aren't able to do it.

''Nechceš si zatancovat?'' ''Ne, díky. Tanec není zrovna moje parketa.''

''Do you want to dance?'' ''No, thanks. Dancing is not really my parquet floor.''





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na svatého Dyndy*

* on St. Dyndy's Day

Czech Czechia

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It's never going to happen.

"Tak kdy se mnou půjdeš na rande?" "Tak na svatého Dyndy."

"So, when will you go out with me?" "Maybe on St. Dyndy's Day."