Hi, can someone explain why, "Are they good machines?" incorrect? If jsou is "they are", it seems like a logical english translation.
this = toto/tohle/tohleto... that/the = to/tamto/tamhleto...
I diagree. Throughout the course THIS is accepted as TOTO/TOHLE/TOHLETO (and gender permutations).
THAT and THE are accepted as TO/TAMTO/TAMHLETO.
The difference between this and that is similar to difference between 'here' and 'there'.
Thank you for the added clarification - it's very useful for me for the course.
I am thoroughly confused. I put "Are those good machines?" and it was incorrect. What would "Are those good machines?" look like, keeping in mind that word order apparently doesn't matter?
Darryl, why the confusion? Looking at the Czech here, I think you can see that dobré is being used in the predicate position, rather than in front of a noun; and that ty is being used immediately before a noun. So it must be: Are those machines good.
Hi Ion, thanks for responding. I'm not confused anymore (now that I have been learning for over a month). The confusion at the time was that the "to" is "this/that/these/those" when the subject, but "to" is just one of "ty/ta/to" when in front of a noun. And it's so many more things.
kacenka's comment does not answer Darryl's question. Darryl is asking about the difference between these two questions:
1. Are those machines good?
2. Are those good machines?
If Jsou ty stroje dobré? means "Are the/those machines good?" does that mean (and here I am comparing a previous sentence: Jsou to staré zeny: They are old women) that Jsou to stroje dobré? would mean "Are they/those good machines?"