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Learning Czech for travel or study? Let’s try this term:
To say may I? (point at chair, door) in Czech: Můžu?
Say it out loud: “moo zoo?“
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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 may I? (point at chair, door) in other languages!
Arabic–Men Fadlek (men fad lek)
Chinese–Kěyǐ Ma? (Kuh Ee Ma?)
Croatian–mogu ja? (moe goo yah?)
Czech–Můžu? (moo zoo?)
Finnish–voinko? (vo in koh?)
French–Puis je? (peej)
German–kann ich… (kahn iH)
Italian–posso (poh sew)
Japanese–Ii Desuka? (Ee Dess Kah?)
Korean–Sillyehapnida. (Shil Le Ham Ni Da.)
Polish–mogę? (mo' geh?)
Portuguese–Posso? (poh soo?)
Russian–mozhno? (moh zhnah?)
Spanish–puedo? (pway doh)
Swahili–naweza (na weh za)
Thai–… Dai Mai? (… DAI mai?)
Turkish–buyurun (booh ya rahn)
Vietnamese–Tôi Có Thể...? (Toy Caw Te…?)
It doesn't matter how tired you are, or how many chairs are available in your host's house or near a group of people in a restaurant. You do not just plop yourself on a chair. It is just not polite. But if you start with the phrase "may I? (point at chair, door)" (Můžu?), then unless the chair is taken, everyone will happily nod and allow you to join their group.
More courtesy questions are available on our instant access to the Czech Language Set.