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The staff of The Slovak Spectator, Slovakia's only English-language newspaper, has spent nearly a decade untangling the mysteries of Slovak politics, history, culture, language and green-card obtainment. Below is a rough record of the fun and frustrations we've had, along with some advice on making it in Slovakia.
  • Foreign Affairs - tips for ex-pats, from renting a car to dropping your kid off at day car
  • Culture Shock - deodorant, chronic complaining and problems with your keyboard - Americans, Brits and Canadians get used to life in Slovakia
  • Slovak Matters - I say Tomato, you say rajčina - the pitfalls and sranda of learning Slovak

Slovak Matters

  • Frog screams over the river Nitra
  • Money makes the world go around
  • A new breed of weather forecaster
  • Making the right call
  • The trouble with mak
  • The last word: Slovník is its own reward
  • A pinch of salt: Cooking with Slovak
  • Vivat Slovakia: A language guide to independence
  • Mikuláš or the Devil: Poslúchali ste?
  • "Peter Weiss is very nice": Slovakia's Revolution Songs
  • Under the dog: Speaking of sickness
  • Hold that mushroom: A curious craze for huby
  • Don't touch my voz: Car language is universal
  • In praise of burčiak and internal September storms
  • The trstenica as teaching tool: Lay on with a will
  • Chodťe voliť: Don't mind the populism
  • End of the line for beauty: Slovak richer in ugly-words
  • I Don't Eat Skirts, and Other Language Mishaps
  • A word to the nepozorný Watch your step
  • Súpers are super: Slovaks on winning and losing
  • Hardly working on the first of May
  • Talking tough: Get it from the kitchen
  • To neni Slovenčina: Problems with Czech
  • Christ be praised: Slovakia's rich greeting lore
  • Ways to skin a Slovak: Lies, damn lies and (re)klamy
  • Balls galore: Frauds in butterflies
  • New Foreigners Law: Great if you're European
  • Tučný ako prasa: The fat king's regrets
  • Pišám...? No, I mean píšem!
  • Christmas in Slovakia: Blessedly in hand
  • On wintertime, warm drinks and sneezes
  • Talking English
  • A Spanish village: Slovak enshrines nations
  • Trying to make sense of the Slovak post
  • A greenhorn guide to the Spiš Dialect
  • Trying in vain to be cool in Slovak
  • You say tomato, I think potato
  • Most un-English: Three Slovak word-concepts
  • Greetings, comrades! Honour work!
  • Baby talk: A language playground
  • Expressing discontent: A polo-polite guide
  • Swords versus rabbits: What's in a surname
  • The brick go-behind: Roots to better Slovak
  • Learning Slovak: heading out on the open road
  • Beetles and baby bears: The language of love
  • Slovakia: Land of 12,000 sayings
  • Top 10 Slovak words
  • Go with God: Departures and drinking
  • Howdy, všetci!