Tongue twisting and mind bending

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Czech is  complicated and opaque to us. There are several genders: male (animate & inanimate), female & neuter. Particularly mystifying for travellors trying to navigate are the declensions (7 per gender) that apply even to proper nouns so that Prague (Praha) might become Prahe, Praze, Prahou…)

This morning we learned that we’ve been ordering coffees as if coffee was masculine. Counting needs to match gender for one and two. Yikes! Fortunately, our coffees came without gender reassignment. 🙂

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