How to say excuse me (to get past) in Czech: Dovolíte?

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How to say excuse me (to get past) in Czech: Dovolíte?

Learning Czech for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say excuse me (to get past) in Czech: Dovolíte?
Say it out loud: “do vo LEE teh?

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Some more helpful words in our Czech Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – koupelna  (Ko PELL nah)
come with me – Pojď se mnou  (POICH sem no)
do you speak english? – Mluvíte anglicky?  (mloo vee tay AHN glits kee?)
excellent – výborný  (vee BOR nee)
excuse me – promiňte  (pro MYEEN tay)
excuse me (to get past) – Dovolíte?  (do vo LEE teh?)
good / bad – dobrý / špatný  (doe BREE / schpaht NEE)
how do you say…? – jak to říkáte?  (yahk to zhee KAH tay?)
how much is this? – kolik to stojí?  (ko LEEK tow stoy ee?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Můžu?  (moo zoo?)
maybe – možná  (moez nahh)
no problem – žádný problém  (ZYAHD nee prah blehm)
please – Prosim  (pro SEEM)
thank you – Děkuji  (DYA kwee)
thanks – Diky  (deeky)
what is that? – co to je?  (so toy eh?)
where is… – kde je  (Kday yuh)
yes / no – Ano / ne  (AH no / nay)
you are welcome – Není zač  (neh nee ZAHCH)

And here’s how to say excuse me (to get past) in other languages!

Arabic–Al Mahzera  (al mah ze ra)
Chinese–Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
Croatian–oprostite  (oh pro stee tay)
Czech–Dovolíte?  (do vo LEE teh?)
Finnish–anteeksi  (an teh ex ih)
French–Pardon  (pahr dohn)
German–entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
Italian–permesso  (pair meh so)
Japanese–Sumimasen  (Soo Mee Mah Senn)
Korean–Jamsimanyo.  (Jam Shi Man Yo.)
Polish–przepraszam  (pshe pra' sham)
Portuguese–Com Licença!  (kohm lee sen sa!)
Russian–prostite  (prah stee tye)
Spanish–perdón  (pear dōn)
Swahili–nipishe  (nee pee sheh)
Thai–Kho Thot  (kaw TOAT)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Xin Lổi  (Sin Loy)

When away on tour especially away in a native land you will encounter situations where you will need to get to a place but due to overcrowded streets or roads this may not happen without bumping into people's shoulders. The use of a courtesy word such as "excuse me (to get past)" (Dovolíte?) will come in handy to avoid appearing rude to the native residents. Get instant access to the Czech Language Set.

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Chris Buginas
Biography: Chris Buginas is a property developer and part time English Lecturer living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Since graduating with a BS in English from Deaconess College in 1998, Chris has lived in the Czech Republic, where he studied Czech Language and Czech Film History at Charles University, and then Busan, South Korea before settling in Vietnam. Chris currently spends his time renovating French Colonial properties in downtown Saigon which are rented to holidaymakers seeking a unique place to stay, scouring the city for unique antique furniture finds, and teaching IELTS and TOEIC test prep classes to Vietnamese university students.
Born: Santa Clara, CA. USA
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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