How Slavs Greet Each Other

How Slavs Greet Each Other

January 21, 2018

Allan Stevo

Anton Bernolak was a Slovak linguist and Roman Catholic priest who passed away on January 15, 1813. He was the first codifier of the Slovak language and presented a codification that was later replaced by the codification of Ludovit Stur. This week, I present to you a series of posts from the archives of 52 Weeks in Slovakia on the topic of the Slovak language.

“Dobry den” was a term I knew from growing up in Chicago, or at least had been exposed to that phrase. The phrase was corrupted in my mind because of the many variations of it that I had been exposed to.

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Allan Stevo writes on Slovak culture at He is from Chicago and spends most of his time traveling Europe and writing. You can find more of his writing at If you enjoyed this post, please use the buttons below to like it on Facebook or to share it with your friends by email. You can sign up for emails on Slovak culture from 52 Weeks in Slovakia by clicking here.

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