Much time has been spent in discussing the value of pocket dictionaries in Education and educational materials - this Czech Dictionary is no exception but its not /pocket-size/ - it is more the size of the front flap of your brief case.
Without futher delay let me acknowledge the writer's ability to deal with Pronunciation from
Czech into English as follows:
/The Czech pronunciation of every word or sentence follows in the brackets. If the pronunctiation is omitted, the word is pronounced the same way as written/
DOBEREE DEN - Hello!
is an everyday example of this type of pronunciation though my example is phonetical. As I browse through the book it is obvious that certain phrases are much used and I think the examples will speak for themselves For example /prosim/ Czech and /please/English:
The pages at the back of this Czech Dictionary are compiled in an interesting and novel way; for example, there is a heading thus ...
/General Data and Grammar Notes/ which include:
What time is it? - in translation is nearly summed up as follows:
Kolik je hodin? Though there is, I hasten to add, no reference in this instance of 24 hour time! At Airports and other Public Venues 24 hour time is essential especially in the interest of exact times and
arrivals of flights or trains! I was recently stumped by an American Line not quoting any 24 hr clock at all and worse still omitted the old adage of always include the figures followed by the words: its an accuracy that I enjoy; I deplore the lazy way that has been created of just a couple of figures and find that this information always needs clarification and cannot be relied on, in times of real emergency.
Following on from this are Conversion Tables included therein: Europe has the Euro Dollar these days, and of course the UK has retained the ¢1 sterling to add to the complications found in travel.
Centimeter, metre and kilometre are well presented and discussed and, in this connection I find it requires careful study.;
Nouns, Noun Declensions Adjectives: Personal Pronouns : Verbs Future Tense and Question Form
all get a high rating of 5! Very useful for the traveller and student in Czech Republic and the rest of the world! Keep reading ... most enjoyable!