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The Nuremberg-based interpreting and translation agency AP Fachübersetzungen offers its customers high-quality translation and interpreting services for the Czech language. Our committed team of interpreters, translators and project managers is happy to provide you with professional advice and support. Our qualified and experienced Czech translators and interpreters specialize in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, law and technology. We are also happy to support you with certified Czech translations as your competent and reliable partner at any time - even at short notice.

Interesting facts

  • Many Czech words do not contain any vowels.
  • The oldest written proof of the (Old) Czech language dates back to the 12th century.
  • The Bible was translated into Czech as early as in the 14th century.
  • The Czech Charles University, which was founded in the 14th century, is one of the oldest universities in the world.
  • Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world.

Overview

Czech is the official language in the Czech republic and one of the official languages of the EU. Czech is the native language of about 15 million people, most of whom live in the Czech Republic. While this language does not have an official status in any other country, it is spoken in communities in Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and even in the United States.

The Czech language belongs to the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European family. Although Czech and Slovak are very closely related, they are two different languages. Czech and Slovak native speakers, however, rarely have problems communicating with each other.

Communication problems can arise, however, if you do not hire a competent Czech interpreter or translator for language mediation. We highly recommend to employ an experienced and qualified language expert for the translation or interpretation of challenging and complex specialist texts. But it can take a lot of time and research to find the right translator or interpreter. This is where we come into play: AP Fachübersetzungen has a comprehensive database and an extensive network of competent and reliable Czech translators and interpreters so you can save much time and effort. We will find the perfect language mediator for you and take care of all the necessary steps so can lean back and relax. Our translation and interepting agency has a wide network of specialist translators, consecutive, liaison, conference and simultaneous interpreters to provide you with the best service - even for urgent projects.

Countries where Czech is spoken

  1. Czech Republic
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Croatia
  4. Romania
  1. Slovakia
  2. Austria
  3. Poland
  4. Ukraine

History of the Czech language

The written language in the area where Czech is spoken today had been Old Church Slavonic since the 9th century. Religious songs and other short texts written in Old Czech can be found starting from the 12th and 13th century and in the two following centuries, even courtly lyricism was found. The translation of the Bible into Czech in the 14th century as well as the introduction of a standardized Czech written language in the 15th century were milestones in the history of this language.

The constantly changing political situation in the Czech-speaking region has always entailed changes to the (official) use of language. Between the 15th and 17th century, for example, Czech was steadily gaining ground but was then pushed back by the German language in the course of the Counter Reformation and the expansion of the Habsburg Empire. The Czech language could not gain the status of official language until the 19th century when the national sentiment became stronger (National Revival). During the Danube Monarchy, the Czech and German language had the same status while nowadays it is the only official lanuage in the Czech Republic.

Grammar of the Czech language

Like many other Slavic languages, Czech is a strongly inflected language. While German has four cases, Czech has as many as seven. There are also many verb flexions which have to be considered in Czech.

One aspect the Czech and the German language do have in common are the three genders (masculin, feminin, neuter). Masculin nouns in Czech, however, are divided into animate and inanimate – categories which cannot be found in the German language.

Another characteristic of Czech and many other Slavic languages is the absence of articels. In German as well as in English, there are definite and indefinite articles. In colloquial Czech, demonstrative pronouns can be used as articels. The word order in Czeach is relatively free.

Due to these particularities of the Czech language, it is advisable to entrust the translation of your specialist texts or interpretation to a native speaker or very experienced language expert. Therefore, at AP Fachübersetzungen we work exclusively with certified and experienced specialist Czech translators and interpreters and can thus guarantee the high quality and accuracy of your translation. With us, your translation and interpreting projects are always in the best of hands.

The same does of course also apply to certified translations, which are exclusively done by certified, publicly appointed and sworn translators with excellent references.

Our contact details

Do you need a (certified) Czech translation? Do you want the translation to be done with great care and accuracy and as quickly as possible? Do you have an important appointment at a notary’s office or court, a seminar, audit, business meeting, an appointment at the authorities, a conference, GMP inspection, meeting, wedding or another important event and need a Czech interpreter whose expertise you can absolutely rely on? Then AP Fachübersetzungen, the high-quality interpreting and translation agency renowned far beyond Nuremberg, is the right place for you. You can reach us at +49 (0)911 – 650 08 650 or by email to info@ap-fachuebersetzungen.de. However, you are also welcome to come to our Nuremberg-based interpreting and translation agency with your interpreting or translation request. The friendly team at AP Fachübersetzungen will be happy to provide you with individual specialist advice and will take care of your inquiry.

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