Welcoming each other, Men shook hands and say Ahoj, Cau, Dobr&# 253; Den, Dobr&# 233; R&# 225; No (Jitro) or Dobr&# 253; ve&# 269; ER depending on the situation and the level of dating. In general, it is often possible to hear ZDRAV&# 237; m – "Greetings". Saying good, say dobrou noc ("good night") or Na Shledano ("Goodbye"). DEKUJI words ("thanks") and Prosim ("please") It sounds constantly – the Czechs are very reverent about the courtesy of conversation, especially with regard to strangers, everything is much easier with friends.
Welcome each other all and always, especially in the province. Even if people meet each other several times a day, they completely naturally greet once after. Equally naturally welcome all those present in the store or office, but when meeting in a friendly company, a whole ritual of mutual wishes of health begins. However, it is unlikely that someone will be interested in the affairs or health of the interlocutor in reality – here it is withstanding a clear distance "personal space". At the same time, if two people randomly face the street, it is completely no matter who actually guilty – both will apologize to each other.
Appeal to each other by name is usually possible only between friends. In the official setting it is completely unacceptable – it is worth using "Mr" or "Madam" – Both last name. Sometimes the western manner says "Mr. Professor" or "Mr. Doctor", But this more often refers to business circles. Interestingly, even in the postal address Czech most likely he will write "Mrs. such", and only doctors use direct appeal. Therefore, any signs of familiarity here should be excluded.
And at the same time it is customary to share the table with strangers in public catering. Question Je Fu Volno? ("Is this seat taken?") – a standard form of appeal in such a situation, and rarely who refuses, even if there is only one "Essential" a place. When you bring food to the neighbors on the table, it is customary to desire a pleasant appetite (Dobrou Chut), and leaving – say goodbye (Na Shledanou) with sotrazniki, even if they are completely unfamiliar.
Unlike many other European countries, the Czech Republic did not fell victim "Pseudogenner equality" – Men here still try to stick to the classic etiquette against weak gender. When meeting, women and men, the latter will definitely wait until he serves his hand, when entering the public institution, a man will pass first and will surely hold the door. If the woman enters the house to meet, the man will wait for it, also holding the door, and only then comes out. Often in such cases, especially in the province, you can see the gallant lifting the head remove as a sign of greeting, but it is already, rather, just a chic element. However, in the business atmosphere and between unfamiliar people, the first to stretch the hand to a woman is quite acceptable.
Czechs appreciate seriousness and balance in other people, so "you" and "you" Here they carry the same semantic load as we. "You" – The generally accepted form of appeal to unfamiliar people, and to go to "you" It is necessary to obtain consent to it from the interlocutor. Moreover, in the case of a woman, it should be the initiator of simplifying the formalities, a man to treat such a request not to the face.
In conversations, too fast is not welcome – this is considered a sign of Sumbur in the head and inability to clearly formulate his thought. Also not supported all sorts of controversial and "Conflict" Topics, vulgar turnover, expression too bright rejection of someone’s opinion or lifestyle and so on.
Czechs are very hospitable, but only close friends have been invited to the house. Even birthdays and names are most often celebrated somewhere in the city – in a restaurant or cafe. Therefore, the proposal to apply a visit should be perceived as a sign of serious confidence and, accordingly, accompanied by a similar gesture from the guest. Be sure to buy flowers hostess and small presents of family members, especially children. It will be useful and some endlessness to the table, such as a bottle of good wine. Although by and large all this is negotiated in advance – like the Germans, the Czechs are very punctual, therefore, time, and the place will definitely be the subject of discussion. At the entrance to the house, it is necessary to remove the shoes – they love purity here, so the stockings and socks are unlikely to be applied at least some damage, and special guest slippers are in many families.
It is characteristic that inviting guests to a restaurant, the birthday name is absolutely not obliged to feed everyone and pour at his own expense! Usually he simply pays for all drinks and some kind of initial set of dishes, and the rest of the guests ordered themselves. At the same time, the number of guests is considered an indicator of respect for "Cinema celebration", Therefore, in many beer or taverns (in Czech – Hospoda, HOSP&# 367; DKA) evenings are simply not to push back from the people. In the province, still often, community holidays for which the whole district is going to. City Hall or Magistrate at the same time also exposes a small "starting" table – and the rest of the guests either carry with them, or order and pay for themselves.
At the same time in the situation close to business, Czechs as "the host" consider it important to pay the whole table, regardless of the event level. Given that the standard of living here is still somewhat lower than it is customary to think about it, the rules of good tone recommend to one degree or another to compensate these costs – either by a response to the feast, or in the form of some small presents.
Czechs love to talk about themselves, their country or village, are very passionate about their history and folklore. Many legends and epics are perceived by them as a primary source of knowledge, so sometimes you can meet very unusual interpretations of many historical events. It is not recommended to persuade them in this – not only that they themselves are sacred believe that they say, so an attempt to challenge it can perceive as disrespect. However, the Czechs themselves rarely give radical assessments of someone else’s history or culture, so by and large there are no special problems here.
Relationship to clothing here is standard for Europe. Czechs are quite conservative, because a business suit is an indispensable line of business etiquette, and deviations from the norm of understanding will not meet. However, teams with the predominance of young people are rarely subject to this requirement, and few people will remember in everyday life – in honor of unisex and convenience. But the purity and tidiness attracted colossal attention, so it is necessary to monitor your appearance especially, especially when visiting official events.
The folk costume, which in every terrain of its own, uses the same honor. Traditional dress will be perceived very appropriate even just on the street of the city, not to mention all sorts of holidays. Yes, and local fashionists adore the use of folk elements in their outfits.