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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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Slovakia

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Fun facts about Slovak

There is a Slovak phrase, 'Koľko jazykov vieš, toľko krát si človekom', which means the more languages you speak, the more of a person you are.

The similar sounding names of Slovakia and Slovenia have led to much confusion over the years. Staff at the embassies of both countries now meet up once a month to exchange wrongly-addressed mail.

The Slovak for ‘ham and eggs’ is hemendex.

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