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by Josef Milon | Language Hub - Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 5:12 PM
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There are often questions about the long and short vowels in the Czech language. It is uneasy to give students the patterns and rules to follow, which come out of a long row of forms and models.

Good news is that in verbal infinitives, we are able to define one scheme:

there is almost always a long vowel in one-syllable infinitive and its prefix variants (hrát, vyhrát, pít, vypít).

Note, that two- or more- syllable verbs usually have short last vowel: pracovat, udělat, telefonovat.

Exceptions are as follows: smět, pět (archaic version of pít), psát x napsat.

Anyway, it is always better to check the correct version on

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