Like a pig in the rye
Welcome to another edition of SoundCzech - Radio Prague's Czech language series in which you can learn Czech idioms through song lyrics. Today we'll be listening to a song written by a popular singer and songwriter Jaromír Nohavica, which is called Píseň spokojeného člověka - The contented man's song. The phrase to listen out for is: "jak prase v žitě".
There are numerous phrases with the same meaning, such as "být v balíku" - literally to have a wad or "být ve vatě" - to live in cotton. If you are broke, on the other hand, you are "na mizině" or "na dně." Now listen to Jaromír Nohavica again.
Those of you who follow our programme regularly may remember the word rye from the - "neházet flintu do žita" - "don't throw the rifle in the rye." And finally, a few more bars of Píseň spokojeného člověka.