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Extending all over Eastern Europe, the Slavic languages have strong similarities to Russian in both vocabulary and grammar. Although this language uses the Latin alphabet, it still has close links to other Slavic languages which use the Cyrillic alphabet. There is no definite article in Slavic languages, which means that a noun, say, 'book', could mean just 'book', 'a book' or 'the book'. §

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Czech Republic

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Fun facts about Czech

The word 'robot' comes from Czech and originally means drudgery.

The Czech names of months are derived from the weather and seasonal changes. January is 'leden' from 'led' for ice, and June is 'červen' from červený for red because of the red fruit in season at this time.

Czech has several words with no vowels at all, such as krb - fireplace - and prst - finger.

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