Basic Czech II
Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University
Basic Czech II is a sequel to Basic Czech I. The textbook's structure is similar to the first volume. It consists of seven units and is methodologically based on a communicative and comparative approach. It gradually develops the essentials of Czech grammar and systematically covers vocabulary and conversation phrases pertinent to individual topics. The textbook includes charts of Czech declension types and verb valency, and a CD containing texts and dialogues also from the first volume of the book. Basic Czech II corresponds to the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Hanna and Juan in Prague
More modal verbs
The vocative case
Juan, why are you so lazy?
What time is it?
Past tense—reflexive verbs
Personal pronouns in the accusative
I’m pleased, I’m interested in
Possessive pronouns in the accusative
What and whom do you like/don’t you like?
Indefinite and negative pronouns and adverbs
Did she go to the cinema or…?
Past tense—the irregular participle
Verbs of motion
Ways of saying “to go”
The genitive singular
When do we use the genitive case?
Personal pronouns in the genitive case
Dates and months
Shopping—the partitive genitive
There’s nothing new
Not enough time or money, lots of work and problems
The genitive plural
When do we use the genitive plural?
More about the genitive plural
Imperfective and perfective verbs
Sending text messages
Who is who?
Habit is a second nature
Is it the right flat…?
How to express quantity
Where were Juan and Hanna after all?
The locative singular
When do we use the locative case?
Personal pronouns in the locative
Points of the compass
Seasons and weather
What’s the weather like?
The instrumental singular
When do we use the instrumental case?
Personal pronouns in the instrumental
With the travel agency or on your own?
We’re off at last!
What goes there? How shall we get there?
The nominative plural ma.
My family and relatives
The nominative and accusative plural
Every man and all the people
What? Everything or nothing!
The one who…, a man that…
Prepositions of place
Boyfriend and girlfriend
Hobbies and interests
A few words about spoken Czech
I don’t feel well! What’s wrong?
The dative singular
When do we use the dative case?
Personal pronouns in the dative
Parts of the body
How our heroes look like?
What are we like?
To stay or not to stay?
When do we use the conditional?
If I had…
When/if I have
It’s high time to decide!
Comparison of adjectives
Comparison of adverbs
Better late than never
There’s no place like home! Or…
Applying to extend one’s studies
The conjunction aby
You get what you ask for
See you soon!
Nouns, endings, declensions
Declension of the nouns, adjectives and pronouns
Consonant and vowel changes
A few data about Czech Republic
Key to the exercises