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At school

At school

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Ve škole
[Ve škole]

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Where are we? Kd- j---? Kde jsme?
Kde jsme?
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We are at school. Js-- v- š----. Jsme ve škole.
Jsme ve škole.
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We are having class / a lesson. Má-- v--------. Máme vyučování.
Máme vyučování.
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Those are the school children. To j--- ž---. To jsou žáci.
To jsou žáci.
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That is the teacher. To j- u-------. To je učitelka.
To je učitelka.
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That is the class. To j- t----. To je třída.
To je třída.
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What are we doing? Co d-----? Co děláme?
Co děláme?
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We are learning. Uč--- s-. Učíme se.
Učíme se.
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We are learning a language. Uč--- s- j----. Učíme se jazyk.
Učíme se jazyk.
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I learn English. Já s- u--- a-------. Já se učím anglicky.
Já se učím anglicky.
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You learn Spanish. Ty s- u--- š--------. Ty se učíš španělsky.
Ty se učíš španělsky.
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He learns German. On s- u-- n------. On se učí německy.
On se učí německy.
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We learn French. My s- u---- f----------. My se učíme francouzsky.
My se učíme francouzsky.
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You all learn Italian. Vy s- u---- i------. Vy se učíte italsky.
Vy se učíte italsky.
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They learn Russian. On- s- u-- r----. Oni se učí rusky.
Oni se učí rusky.
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Learning languages is interesting. Uč-- s- j----- j- z-------. Učit se jazyky je zajímavé.
Učit se jazyky je zajímavé.
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We want to understand people. Ch---- r------ l----. Chceme rozumět lidem.
Chceme rozumět lidem.
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We want to speak with people. Ch---- m----- s l----. Chceme mluvit s lidmi.
Chceme mluvit s lidmi.
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