To be on thin ice
Welcome to another edition of SoundCzech – our Czech language series in which you can learn new phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today’s song is by Lucie Vondráčková and is called Tenký led – thin ice – which is the phrase to listen out for today.
Now, I hope that you will not find yourself in these situations very often and it is only right that you should know how to express the opposite – when you are confident and doing well. Not surprisingly the most commonly used Czech expressions for that are “Je pevnej v kramflecích” he is firm in his shoes or “umí v tom chodit”– he knows his way around - which suggests that one knows how to move around in a certain environment. “Mám to pevně v rukách” means I have the reigns on something, I have whatever it is under control. I hope that you life is firmly in your hands and you’ll never find yourself on the slippery slope. This is DL saying thanks for learning Czech with me and nashledanou.