English to Slovak Translation

Population: Of the approximately 5.5 million Slovakians living in Europe in 2005, 2.276 million had access to the Internet.

Search engines: http://www.google.sk/intl/skhttp://www.hladat.skhttp://centrum.skhttp://www.best.sk,http://www.atlas.skhttp://www.katalog.skhttp://www.najdes.sk, http://naj.skhttp://szm.sk,http://www.zoznam.sk

Character Encodings:

Language Code: sk

Charset: iso-8859-1

Geographical Location: Slovak is spoken in Slovakia (by 5 million people), the United States, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Northern Serbia-Vojvodina, Romania, Poland, Canada, Australia, Austria, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Croatia.

Literacy Rate: 99.9%

Dialects: The spoken Slovak language consists of a large number of dialects that can be divided in three basic groups: Eastern Slovak, Central Slovak and Western Slovak. Modified Central Slovak forms the basis of the present-day standard language. The differences between some Slovak dialects can make it impossible for mutual understanding. The dialects are fragmented geographically, separated by mountain ranges. All three dialect groups are also spoken by the Slovaks living outside Slovakia.

Currency: Although part of the European Union, Slovakia has its own currency, the koruna abbreviated as SKK. One crown consists of 100 hellers, abbreviated as hal.

Language Tips: Although the vocabulary and spelling is almost the same as Czech, there are many grammatical differences and the pronunciation is different. However, speakers of standard Czech and standard Slovak can usually understand one another. The Slovak language is highly phonetic with a complicated grammar system including three genders for nouns and seven cases for nouns, which change their ending in each of the cases. Slovak is written in the Latin alphabet with diacritics (accent marks).

On a typical business card: Business cards are commonly used. If possible, you should have your business card translated into either Slovak or Czech (but never both) on the reverse. It’s a good idea to put any advanced educational degrees and your full title or position on either side of your business card. If your company has been around for over fifty years, add its founding date after the company name.

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