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I am Slovenian, and here's my perspective: To me, Slovak and Czech languages are very similar - in fact, I wouldn't be able to tell them apart. Among all the Slavic languages, the one that's the easiest to understand for a Slovenian is Croatian language. Not Slovak! Are they mutually intelligible? To which degree? Only to the degree that all Slavic ...


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As indicated, Slovenian and Polish are from different subgroups of Slavic languages (South Slavic and West Slavic respectively). As such they are not mutually intelligible (actually spoken Czech and Polish are not very mutually intelligible, yet they are in the same group). In phonology, Slovenian has less consonant distinctions (they mostly got rid of ...


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(A long time after I wondered about this at Wiktionary discussion page, user Conlibae M. Rep knowledgable in Slovene gave an answer there that must settle this question! Let me translate from Russian a similar answer another person (todash_tahken) gave in LiveJournal concerning this matter, which I've just found by googling.) Those who know Slovene would ...


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The most obvious common feature of Slovene and Slovak is that they kept the original old name for their ethniques. "Slovo" means "word" in all Slavic (sic!) languages. The old Slavs called themselves "Slověni" and that means those speak a language we understand. The others were "Němci" (the mute) which means "Germans" today (more or less in all slavic ...


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I am Slovak: I think there are two sides you need to be aware of before you consider whether they are similar; for me reading Slovene makes it and Slovak seem similar and I can manage to understand it enough to see the context and point of conversation. But listening to it? I would say that that is where the "it's not similar" arises. I cannot understand ...


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A word--word/"list of words" kind of dictionary is not feasible, because in each language many words have multiple meanings. For many words meanings overlap. For example: Slovenian English ------------------------------------------- zastonj in vain (without success) zastonj free (not costing any money) svoboden free ...


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