Like a fish in water
You're listening to SoundCzech - Radio Prague's own Czech language series in which you'll learn useful phrases through song lyrics. Today we'll hear a song from the 1964 Czech film comedy "Limonádový Joe". The song is called "Arizona" and the phrase we are listening out for today is "jako ryba ve vodě".
The plot of the comedy is set in Arizona where a young girl and her frail father are trying to convince all the tough men to stop drinking alcohol and convert them to soft drinks. The young girl is singing about Arizona, the land of real men where playing cards rustle, bullets whiz and cows moo. She says that she feels in this atmosphere like a fish in water "cítím se jako ryba ve vodě" - simply she is in her element.
Today we have learnt two useful phrases "cítit se jako ryba ve vodě" - literally "to feel like a fish in water" and "střílet od boku" - to shoot from the hip. I leave you with the song Arizona from the now cult Czech movie "Limonádový Joe". We'll be back next week. Good bye.