What's the language like?
Slovak language is a Slavic language much like Czech, Croatian or Russian. Most people in Bratislava in hotels, shops or restaurants will speak English. Many of the younger population certainly now consider English, German and other key languages an important tool for communication and they are only too happy to converse in these languages. Generally speaking, the older generation will only speak Slovak, Russian or some German. It is useful to learn some Slovak phrases as all efforts are highly appreciated.