The Czech language is very rich in swear words and insults. Although I don’t know all the world’s languages, I dare to say that Czech has one of the most obscene words you will find in any other language.
Similar to English and other languages, Czech swear words are based on religion, excrement, genitalia, animals, and much more. Some of the most common Czech swear words include kurva, píča, kokot, debil, hovado, kretén, kunda, buzna, or sráč. But without further ado, here are the most common Czech swear words and insults – written by a native Czech.
Swear Words Based on Animals
Prase (pig): This is a very gentle insult to let others know that they act, look, or eat like a pig. Similar to English, you use this word when someone gets dirty, eats rudely, or talks rudely.
Kráva (cow): This is one of the most common and subtle swear words that people in the Czech Republic use when they are angry with a woman or girl. “To je taková kráva!” – “She’s such a cow!” is used when someone makes you angry or does something wrong. Although it is a very gentle swear word, it is not entirely polite to use it.
Čubka (female dog): Compared to cow, čubka sounds very vulgar and you will hear this word from people who have been upset by another woman who, for example, cheated on their partner.
Hovado (scumb*g): Hovado is an insect (fly) that can be very annoying. In Czech, the swear word hovado describes a person who did something wrong or behaved badly. It’s not exactly a vulgar or rude word, but it’s not a nice word to use, either.
Mrcha (carcass): Mrcha is the word you use to describe a woman who is fake, or has done a scam.
Slepice (chicken or hen): An insulting word for a woman who reveals every secret or is stupid.
Husa (goose): Similar to slepice, husa is a woman who will reveal every secret or gossip about everyone.
Organs & Body Parts
Střevo (intestine): A very subtle swear word, although it’s not really that much of a swear word. When you say someone is střevo, it means they are stupid or have done something stupid or silly.
Píča (cu*t): Probably one of the most curse words you will ever hear in the Czech Republic. In English, this word means “cu*t” and you use it when a woman really pisses you off or does something outrageous.
Píčus (di*k): Píčus is a male version of píča.
Kunda (pu**y): Same as píča only this word sounds even harsher. You only hear it when someone is incredibly angry with a woman or when she does something outrageous.
Čůrák (di*k): Same as píča, only this word is used to describe a man.
Kokot (di*k): This word is the same as čůrák, but definitely easier to pronounce for foreigners. This word is pronounced the same as it is written.
Kozy (breast): This is not exactly a vulgar word, but it is not so polite either. When you say a woman has nice kozy, it means she has nice breasts and chest. People use this word only among friends and not in public.
Other Common Swear Words
Hovno (sh*t): This word has the same meaning as the English sh*t. It is used to describe something bad, disgusting, or when you don’t believe in something.
Sračka (diarrhoea): Sračka is the same as hovno, except that sračka is of a coarser kind. Literally translated, sračka is diarrhoea, and we use this word most often to describe something disgusting, low-quality or dysfunctional.
Kurva (bi*ch): Who doesn’t know the word kurva in today’s world? While in Polish, this word is quite common and used by everyone on the street every day, in Czech, it is very rude, and you use it either to describe a woman who meets a new man every day or when something goes wrong or breaks. “Kurva!” = “Oh, sh*t!“
Pizda (bi*ch): Pizda has the same meaning as whore, except that this word is used exclusively to describe another woman, and you don’t use it, for example, when something breaks.
Zkurvysyn (motherfu***r): The meaning of this word is the same as in English.
Sráč (fuc**r): Sráč is someone who behaves dishonestly or who cheats on you. He is the person who lets you down when you need help or who steals something and disappears.
Mrdka (c*m): The word mrdka is neutral and you can use it to curse a man, woman, food, or thing. In English, it means semen and the word is used to describe, for example, a low-quality or fake thing or person.
Buzna (gay person): Buzna is used to describe a man who behaves too effeminate.
Přizdisráč (untranslatable): Prizdisráč is a word that is difficult to translate into English. Basically, it’s someone who is constantly afraid of something. This person may be afraid to do new things, travel, or leave the four walls of their room. This word is composed of the words “při zdi – by wall” and “sráč – fuc**r”. Which could be translated as a person who is afraid of everything, and stands by the wall all day.
Kretén (moron): Kretén is a stupid person or someone with low intelligence.
Debil (ass***e): Like kretén, debil describes someone who is stupid, uneducated, or inept. Surprisingly, this word is common in many languages, including Spanish.
Imbecil (ass***e): Another word like kretén and debil, except that imbecil is often used to describe someone who is stupid but also looks stupid on the outside.
Hajzl (toilet): Besides being a very crude version of the word toilet, hajlz is also a word to describe someone who has done something wrong, such as cheating or slandering you.
Mrdat (to f**k): Mrdat is a very rude and vulgar word to describe the act of intimate intercourse. In addition, the word is commonly used, for example, in a situation where you want to give something up. “I f**k it” = “Mrdám na to.”
Šukat (to f**k): Just as vulgar and rude a word as mrdat.
Common Czech Insults
If someone has upset you or you want them to go away, you can use the following phrases:
Táhni k čertu! – Go to hell! (Literally, “Go to the devil!”)
Jdi do prdele! – F**k you! (Literally, “Go to an assh*ole”)
Táhni do hajzlu! – F**k you! (Literally, “Go to the toilet”)
Vyliž si prdel! – F**k you! (Literally, “Lick your a***ole!”)
Polib mi prdel! – Kiss my a*s!
Polib si prdel! – Kiss your a*s!
Jdi se bodnout! – Screw you! (Literally, “Stab yourself!”)
Jdi se vycpat! – Screw you! (Literally, “Stuff yourself” or “Put something inside of yourself,” if that makes sense!)
As you can see, there are many swear words and insults in Czech. And you know what’s the best part? Almost all of them can be even used in diminutive versions! For instance, instead of “kunda,” you can use “kundička,” or instead of “kráva” you can say “kravka”.
I hope it will be easier for you to learn and understand these words. And I also hope that the opportunity to use them never comes!