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The seventh edition of the Czech-Slovak Ball took place in the Municipal House

Czech-Slovak Ball: Czech beauties didn't understand Slovak, Verešová blames Czech TV programs

Nela Štefanová
09.Feb 2020
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The Czech-Slovak Ball, held at the Municipal House, is one of the most prestigious events of the year - and for a good reason. This year's event brought the best of both countries, which are still very close to each other. However, we can't be the only ones to notice that today's generation of young people, by which we don't mean just teenagers, has a problem with the Slovak language and doesn't understand certain words, phrases or even whole sentences. The editors of tested famous Czech beauties and found out that the ladies struggled with Slovak vocabulary quite a bit.

Beautiful evening gowns, music, dance and delicacies from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The ball, which took place at the Municipal House for the seventh time this year, once again brought and showcased the very best not only from our home land, but also from our close neighbors. The main star of the evening was Richard Müller, but the stage hosted many other excellent performers who got the guests to dance: Tereza Mašková, Emma Drobná, Martin Chodúr or Leona Machálková. In addition to top ballet performances, the attendees could enjoy unforgettable French delicacies, such as duck rilette, crayfish espuma or blueberry curd cake decorated with gold.

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Is Slovak a hard nut to crack?

Although it may seem at first glance that Czechs and Slovaks have a lot in common and some people abroad still have no clue that both countries have been operating independently for several decades, we can still notice that Czechs are getting lost in the Slovak language today and they are often much more confident in English. We caught quite a lot of them on the word "ťava", which means a camel.

"Ťava? It sounds a bit Spanish to me, like kava, but that probably isn't it. Sadly, I have no idea,"

laughed the Prima TV presenter Gabriela Lašková.

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Of course, people whose family members happen to be from Slovakia have an advantage and thanks to that, Slovak is a piece of cake for them. Like the influencer Nikol Moravcová, whose husband is Slovak.

The fact that even in this day and age, people in the Czech Republic still don't understand Slovak, can occasionally complicate the lives of those who have Slovak as their mother tongue, such as Andrea Verešová.

"I think it is mainly because the combination of Czechoslovak programs is currently minimal. Back in the day, both languages ​​were part of our everyday life. Today I think that Slovak children come into contact with the Czech language more than Czech children, because we continue to take over Czech programs. The Czechs are much stricter in this selection and you have very few Slovak shows,"

said the beauty.

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Singer Emma Drobná and Celeste Buckingham were of the same opinion.

"Young Slovaks understand Czech, but young Czechs don't understand Slovak. I see it quite often and I think it's because we watch Czech series and movies in Slovakia,"

Celeste concluded.

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If you haven't watched the video capturing how the Czech and Slovak stars responded yet, hurry up and do it! There was definitely no shortage of funny answers.

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