Czech Culture Shocks | Part 1

čas přidán 19. 09. 2018
I've been here for too long to notice when something is unusual. Even when I first arrived 5 years ago, I didn't really experience much culture shock. These are some culture shocks experienced by my friends. Thanks for being fresh and telling me about all the WEIRD things people here do.
Personally, I have reverse culture shock when I go back to my hometown... more on that later.
For now, enjoy!

Komentáře

  • Recently I was in a rather expensive restaurant in Prague and I asked for a full decanter of water. It wasn't part of the bill.

  • Charging for tap water in bars and restaurants is the biggest disgrace in the Czech Republic, it's not a cultural thing! We just do not have an option and the government doesn't give a shit about anything.

  • at se naučí česky a pak se o nás baví, mi se také učíme anglicky a děláme takové videa !!!

  • Promin,ale meles hovna.....Sorry,but whats u saying is bs

  • Too many Americans in Prague.

  • To byl obsah lednice běžnýho amika? Už chápu, že jsou mdlého rozumu, chybí jim vše podstatné pro výživu mozku!

  • Když už kecá o tym alkoholu: Ještě jedno pivo!!!

  • Czechia is paskvil! Czech republic is good!

  • And so why are you reserved about saying your an American?

  • Ta je blbá, kulturní šok z malé ledničky, neumytych vajec, pivní kultury, nulové tolerance alkoholu za volantem, tatarske omáčky a absence kostek ledu v každém pití a k tomu nedostala vodu zdarma!

  • Indeed some employers do sketchy stuff with the wages here. Some of them would even pay part of your wage directly on to your account, part in cash to avoid need to report the true height of your wage. Because the more wage you get, the more taxes you pay. So some employers actually report only the minimum allowed wage to the state and pay the rest in cash directly, hiding it as other expenses. Now this seems like a great way to save money for both the employer and employee, but it isn't. Because one of the things that gets calculated off of your monthly wage is also your monthly pension once you become a pensioner. And if you have minimum wage, you get minimum pension and that sucks. Stealing from the state and in general is a leftover from past communistic times. During the communism there was no other way but to either steal things or make them yourself if you wanted to have them. That have lead to many interesting, original, hilarious and also dangerous and stupid designs being made by the people, to survive. There were cases though when you can get original piece from a factory. Typically, you'd steal something in the factory you worked in, and through a chain of exchanges in between people you'll eventually get the necessary object you wanted. That object by the way was usually stolen in a different factory by someone else.

  • they will give you tap water in restraurant but you must ask first

  • All right girl, I do not know where the heck are you living, but let´s go through some facts. At first, children drinkin alcohol is a serious issue in CR as well. 2nd thing yea, there is no tolerance about driving while alcohol is still in the system, but it is happening frequently and people are dying bcs of it. Often. Also, people are fighting while drunk, very often. I live near a complex of bars and clubs and every weekend I am just counting ambulances escorting idiots from here. You are right about our fridges and grocery shopping, however paying rent by cash? It can happen sometimes, but usually normal thing is to pay by money transfer from your account. Salary in cash? WTF? Maybe when you are working in a pub, but otherwise nope. NOPE. If we are talking about "scetchy" business, then this has nothing to do with our country, it is happening everywhere in "modern" parts of world. Last thing, I am not trying to be suspicious, it´s more of a funny thing I noticed, but your accent is really "czechy". Cheers, enjoy your living in our beer land.

    • And one last thing. There is a law about tap water, when you order anything in a pub and ask for a water along with it, they has to give you the water. Also it happened to me just once that I was refused when ordered a glass of water. The thing is, who the hell would go to a bar and drink just a free water?

  • Nice video. You can get free watter in restaurant, It is not usuall but it is getting better. About paying in cash, those who require cash payment are doing that usually because they want to avoid paying taxes:).

  • I like the way you say "us" talking about the Czech republic. :) Welcome.

  • No, we don't drink Beer, cuz Water is too expensive. We drink Beer, cuz we like it!

  • Dala by jsem ti pesti

  • Most of what u said is not true at all hun.

  • You got me on the tatar sauce :D

  • Ukaz radsi tits holka 🤣🦄

  • good points there, most of them I agree with...just being paid by employer in cash is very rare here in Czech Rep., common practice is transfer to your bank account....only some "shittier" jobs might get paid in cash, like construction workers etc., but mostly just because those people dont even have bank account...

  • You can get water, but you must meet a nice bartender, or if you want to dilute juice, they give you for free. Also bartendes than knows, give you free water when you order coffe. Also we are beer drinking capital, because we have the best beer around. It is cheap, because everybody likes it and because there are many places that brew it, so it is all the way around, than you said it. Now main cultural shock for us czechs. Why the hell you need to wash eggs??????

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  • Culture Shock!: Czechoslovaks are good in DIY manufacturing of crystal meth. Number one in EU. First meth in 1970. Todays "export meth" is made mostly by Vietnam gangs in Czechia. 1000mg aprox 45usd, 6 tons per year.

  • Please, don't say Czechia again... Czechia is private country of the Czechia's president and about 30% of people here because of their love for Russia and post-CCCP countries. They make the "...ia" style just to be pleased by Putin. We all the others, are still citizens of the Czech Republic.

  • I have shock while watching this video. First we are Czech republic. Second we have big fridges.

  • Why would you put tatar sauce on pizza?

  • Hi Ariel, it's really nice video and I'd like to thank you so much for it. By the way, I hate name Czechia because nobody asked us. I’ll never ever use it. We live in Czech Republic or in ex Czechoslovakia. Have a nice day in here!

  • This girl is probably Czech (as I am) and pretty stupid, most of things are wrong or not true completely, e.g. water in the restaurant and caffes - you get the tap water, if you dont go to touristic and "fancy" places in Prague, its the same as everywhere else in the world, to make some more money out of simple thisng like water - stupid but thats how the whole world works... its much worse in US for example, i was absolutely horrified there...

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  • Hi, i am planning to go to czech , can you recommend the must buy snacks and the brand of the tartar sauce, and what supermarket that might be easier for foreigner to shop by. Thank you

  • Don't forget to mention that the police in Czechia don't shoot and kill people "just for fun".

  • new generation with pig face and fowl brain

  • Your are miles away from Check stuff........not even one thing is true .......just stay in your perfect America where water is safe to drink (hahahahha)

  • Já jsem jen ráda, že tohle pomýlené děvče zůstává v Praze, o níž je zřejmě přesvědčeno že jde o celou republiku a nenutí nás, kteří žijeme v jiných oblastech, dokazovat jí jak hloupá, nadutá a pokrytecká nána je ona. Milí pražáci, berte tuhle náplavu jako trest za své hříchy :-)

  • tatarku na pizzu? :D

  • Nice culture shocks, but wait for Easter, when you meet Velikonoční pomlázka :D s' gonna be kinda funny 4 ya :D

  • they fucking drown them in that shit

  • what a ..... I don't get it ,are you complaining or what? How about this. You can't drink when you 18 years old, but from 21 that's why a lot of young Americans going to drink to different countries and they love the freedom ,but they can be killed in army at age of 18, isn't that fu? And i can continue..... I am Czech living currently in US and it is what it is.

  • Prijet do ciny to by asi ty vajicka snasela :D

  • Actually, it is Czech Republic. :-)

  • Do you know what I like? That you are make up free :D Absolutely natural. And still does not mean ugly :D

  • Czech Republic ???

  • Culture shock for Americans???? Compared to US citizens Czech people have CULTURE... and a rich historie.. Of over 1000 years... And we have a healthy lifestyle.. No need for storage conveient food in a fridge.. Czech women can cook!

  • We live in Czech Republic.. No one uses Czechia here!

  • To je píča teda!!! :D :D :D

  • There must be something wrong with me as i find the language is being butchered by some of today's over the top expressions. It sounds too much - nay pretentious even to use a word like ''shock'' for such a minor issue as slight differences in serving water. Not that I would even use the word when describing the differences I felt more serious. Such as drivers' attitudes to pedestrians on crossings which is to practice synchronized missing rather than stopping. Also the fixation about taking shoes off when in the house. Every time I drop an iron on my foot I compensate myself with knowing the floor is clean. Apart from these any other differences are positive such as fast, cheap and efficient transport that operates 24 hours, a lot of cultural activities other than reality tv shows, a profusion of drop dead women with James Bond villainess accents, very cheap booze, cute architecture reminiscent of two tone cakes, and post offices that open on Sundays. These are just a few of the things I feel are different in this country but none of them are shocking - shocking is when they behead you for smiling at their women.

  • You Know Nothing :-D

  • di topiči :)

  • Girl, our fridges are normal sized. You just got robbed on a small one...

  • They could change the name to Czechia-self... ?

  • Socks in sandals!

  • Small fridges: false Drunk fighting: often, not never

  • hi. im from slovakia. i lived in london for over twoo years. some people still think its czechoslovakia, we are in eastern europe, we use azbuka. in slovakia we have the same traditions

  • Well, no one really uses Czechia. The undead thing living in Prague Castle came up with it, but no one likes it. If anyone asks me where i'm from, i say "Czech republic".

  • hello from CZ :P :) nice vid and good point about the eggs ;)

  • Yes, you do get water from the tap.

  • We don't use cash. Definitely less than Americans

  • Potato...fishy funny....yexsaymaash......My Dad spook it(pure) Mom 99% but that 1% German. Need that tarter recipe,,,making me thirsty just thinking of it.

  • turned the sound off after hearing 2 not truthfull statements... at first, czech rep. didn´t changed name to "Czechia" at second, no free water in restaurant? heh... :D but maybe the rest is right but i respect u eventho and excuze my poor english :)