"velký František"

Translation:big František

September 5, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/nhanna

Is this a name of a person? I can't find a translation

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Trofaste
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Yes. It even has a Wikipedia page.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PetrKryze
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yep, english variant would be Francis

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bookworm1016

For everyone not knowing its a name: read the hint and tips section. It says there will be two names to practice with, and not to translate them into english sounding names.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MennoManheim

I had to do some googling and found that it is the Czech equivalent of Fransiscus. In the Czech Republic it is ranked #27 as a name. It was very popular in the first part of the 20th century. https://www.behindthename.com/name/frantis18ek

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NataLiya290611

A Czech native speaker told me that Frantisek is also used by young boys to refer to their genitalia. So, perhaps, slang is also being taught here without us knowing :D

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu
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Never heard of it.

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin
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However - seen that František seems to be a name many famous people carry - what is a 'big František'? Is it while talking about s.o. ? Like: I've seen big Joe going to the bar the other day.

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kacenka9
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František that apparently ate a lot. No double meaning

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rkvance5
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There are many Františeks, so when one needs to distinguish between them, you've got big František, little František, crazy František...

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Is it possible that an English version of this name can be in the translation? It seems to correlate to Francis.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/frantis18ek

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bookworm1016

It's asked in the tips and hints section not to translate the names into English names so that people don't spam the volunteers with a bunch of different translations of the name.

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/yadwinder_gadari

Why the "t" sounds like a "k" in this name ?

October 28, 2018
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