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Call us Czechia

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/15/europe/czech-republic-name-czechia/index.html



because that's not going to have people thinking they are Chechnya.....
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
We've already been calling it Chechia.  Чехія.  ;)


yes...but you are unlikely to confuse it with Chechnya.....like the vast majority of americans
 

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LizaSymonenko said:
We've already been calling it Chechia.  Чехія.  ;)
So have we. Τσεχία.

Americans have a chance to learn something from this, though I'm not holding my breath. :D
 

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We call it as Tsekki. Adding "a" to the end would sound quite silly. And a little feminine.
 

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Bring back Bohemia.

Alpo said:
We call it as Tsekki. Adding "a" to the end would sound quite silly. And a little feminine.
We call it Tsjechië.

 

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Arachne said:
LizaSymonenko said:
We've already been calling it Chechia.  Чехія.  ;)
So have we. Τσεχία.

Americans have a chance to learn something from this, though I'm not holding my breath. :D
Well, I don't.....hold your breath that is.
 

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DeniseDenise said:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/15/europe/czech-republic-name-czechia/index.html



because that's not going to have people thinking they are Chechnya.....
Last Thurday at the lecture of Arabic texts we had one about footballplayer and in the part about Edin Dzheko was written that he moved to الشيشان (Chechenya, but in fact it was Czechia) and was playing in FK تبليسي (Tibilis, so Georgian capital, instead of "Teplice" - a town in Czechia). The text was from Al-Jazeera ;)
 
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