Colloquial Slovak: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Slovak as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Slovak in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Slovak is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

  • A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
  • An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
  • Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
  • Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Slovakia
  • An overview of the sounds of Slovak

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Slovak is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Slovak.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

chapter |6 pages

Pronunciation guide

chapter |15 pages

Ako sa máte?

How are you?

chapter |16 pages

Čo robíte?

What are you doing?

chapter |13 pages

Si lenivá?

Are you lazy?

chapter |15 pages

Idem do Mesta

I’m going to town

chapter |14 pages

Chcem íst’ do kina

I want to go to the Cinema

chapter |18 pages

To je krásna dedina!

That’s a Lovely Village!

chapter |16 pages

Raňajky, obed, Veoera

Breakfast, Lunch, Supper

chapter |17 pages

Chcela Napísat’ E-mail

She Wanted to Write an Email

chapter |17 pages

Stratila som Cestovný pas

I’ve Lost My Passport

chapter |16 pages

Môžem íst’ d’alej?

Can I come in?

chapter |17 pages



chapter |16 pages

Kol’ko je hodín?

What Time is it?

chapter |18 pages

Ako Maoka s myšou

Like a cat with a mouse

chapter |20 pages

Sveter, Tatry a Ľudovít Štúr

A sweater, the Tatras and uudovít Štúr

chapter |18 pages

Čo keby?

What if?

chapter |20 pages

Máte vol’ný stôl?

Do you have a Free Table?