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

  • OMG, nonsence.

  • I love everything about Czech Republic!

  • In 2016 the name wasn't changed to Czechia. Only the government decided more than 25 years after foundation of the state to start using the correct geographical name of the country. The political name is still Czech Republic and geographical name is Czechia. Political name should be used in "official" situations, therefore in similar situations, where we for example expression The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is used. In other situations geographical names should be used.

  • This may have been changed in the last few years, but it was true that by law employers are required give employees the option of being payed in cash. They may make this difficult in real life (later pay day…) as They then have to carry a lot of money…, But they cannot refuse. I was payed in cash by the university until 2011 when the bank insisted I have an account to get a mortgage and I was no the last person doing this.

  • Water may not be served in the Czech Republic, as it may be considered impolite to give something simple. Hence the joke: He asks the customer the craftsman at home: Are you thirsty? The craftsman: Yes please. The customer then hands him a glass of water. Then the craftsman replied, I was thirsty, I didn't want to wash myself.

  • "Czechia" is not acceptable term for many people here. We still use Czech republic (we say Česká republika) and Czechia is some try be world-class, but it is quite funny for meny of us. Historicaly we are something like Czech lands (three historical lands: Čechy, Morava and Slezsko). So if we wanna obstinately need some one-word term for foreigns, is best Czechlands (similar like Netherlands). Czechia is .... artificial term. :-/

  • -In America is indecent drying washed clothes publicly on twine. In Czech rep. it is common practice drying clothes on twines on a garden. -In America are big malls, you go there by car several kilometres, buy for a week and than you need big refridgerator. In Czech rep. there are realy small shops on every corner and is common for us shopping little, but dayly. -You don't say anything about religions. :-) We are first on the World (!!!!) in ateism. Opposite all Americans say on everything "Ooooh myyyy Gaaad" :-D This si big cultural shock for me in America, for example. :-) There are many differents between our societies. :-)

  • Tatar sauce on pizza? I that's not true!!!!!!

  • Actually the United States is the only place I have ever been where they give you free tap water. I have never heard of free water anywhere else and I've been to about two dozen countries.

  • Klid!

  • we are NOT Czekia

  • Nejlepší jsou videa kde někdo viděl pár jiných věcí než jaké mají doma a hned je z něj/ní odborník na Česko a říká ostatním jak to u nás funguje :D

  • In Bulgaria everything is pretty the same...

  • hey im from czech republic stop shut up

  • 1) there is free water from tap in many restaurants, but depends on place (for Olomouc for example it is very common) 2) washing eggs is wasting water 3) we don't have dryers because it is expensive and we don't have space in flat for it. Also many of us don't have dishwasher. 4) better than tatarka is kečup 5) paying rent once per month is better, because we have to remember to pay rent just once a month... And when you drink lot of beer, it is normal to forget some stuff. :D 6) some Czechs don't trust banks, government or everyone... No account, no debt. 7) it is not easy to get over hard past times without democracy if there are people in government who abuse democracy for their own good. Anyway thanks for your video and interest about Čr :)

  • This is such a cool video. :D I can't fathom why it has so many dislikes. I'm Czech and I enjoyed it immensely. :D

  • Czech Republic is better sounding :)

  • I haven't been to Europe in 20 years but I remember the ice thing LOL. Also, as a child, whenever I would ask my mom about our ancestors from Czechoslovakia, she yelled at me BOHEMIA. We weren't really allowed to say Czechoslovakia. She said it was a made up country.

  • Czech tartar sauce is the best. I miss it!

  • Some American city's have to pay for plastic bags also. Chicago charges 7 or 8 cents a bag.

  • Seems you also drunk while making video

  • I thought getting paid once a month was same across all countries. it works better for me probably so that I can refrain from overspending every two weeks... lol

  • Under aged drinking as a child like taking a couple of sips of alcoholic things give a less alcoholic addiction when older! Even scientists experimented on it and its true!

  • Does czechia loves making porn movies?

    • Because I've always seen czech porns on pornhub

  • Do people own their own homes there?

  • ,,still czech republic “

  • you have to ask for water from the tap...try it in Czech..

  • Eh... Pay in cash is not clearly legal since 2012 Civil Law Novelization...

  • VEN

  • I nearly spit my coffee out when you cut to "how's life in Czechoslovakia??" comment .....

  • Zajímavé sledovat tohle video z pohledu člověka, který v České republice skutečně žije. Mám totiž pocit, že se nacházím v jiné zemi, než kterou slečna navštívila. :-D

  • She is from Czechia ,it's most most descousting place in Europe with Poland

  • I encountered a lot more Koreans than I expected. Don't get me wrong. I am a huge K-Pop fan and Korean is my 4th language. I thought that by going to Prague, I will be learning some cool Czech words but because I encountered a lot of Korean, I could not learn any Czech words!

  • Fuck off

  • 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

  • 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".

  • 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!

  • 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 :)