Who speaks Czech?
Czech belongs to the Indo-European language family, being part of the group of the West Slavic languages. It is most closely related to the Slovak language, and to a smaller extent to Polish and Kashubian. It is spoken by approximately 11 million people, and for the vast majority of them, this is their native language. In Czech we may communicate practically only in the Czech Republic and in some regions of Slovakia. It is also worth noting that it is one of the official languages of the EU.
History of the Czech language
Czech originates directly from the Proto-Slavic language. In the 9th century, the Czech-Slovak group was established by separating from the Western Slavs. The first written records in Czech come from the 12th century; they were mostly religious texts. Around the 14th century, in the period of development of Great Moravia, Czech also underwent dynamic development. The situation continued until 1620, when the Czechs were defeated by the Habsburgs. Czech became the language of simple folk. It was not until the 18th century that the Czech language was revived. In the 19th century, the current literary language was shaped.
Use of the Czech language in business
Since Czech is only used by our neighbours, its knowledge will be very helpful in the development of business in the Czech Republic. Its knowledge will surely make it easier and faster to succeed in this market. In the international arena, Czech does not play a significant role.
Translators of the Czech language
Skrivanek performs professional translations of texts into Czech and translations from Czech into Polish. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies from all sectors (including specialised sectors: industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We may perform the translation of an agreement from Czech or translate company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, business correspondence, acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the Czech language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context, both in terms of the language itself and the country.
Orders for translations into and from Czech most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from Czech; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into Czech; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into Czech – simultaneous and consecutive;