I have been glad to meet a lot of very nice people in Prague and make friends with both locals and foreigners. It is a relief that English is commonly spoken, as Czech language is bloody difficult to learn! Or maybe it’s just me..
However those who don’t speak English are usually happy to communicate with the few words we can both understand and invented sign language. I once went to the hair dresser where she didn’t speak a word of English and me not a word of Czech, but somehow we managed to communicate and have a great time. I still don’t know if we laughed about the same things, but I am hoping to know a few more words for the next visit.