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"Jste vysoký, Františku!"

Translation:You are tall, František!

September 7, 2017



Why can't you say "Are you"


That is a question word order.


Why "you are" is sometimes "jsi" and sometimes "jste"? Is "jste" just more polite?


It is the T-V distinction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%E2%80%93V_distinction so jste is on the V (vy) side and jsi is on the T (ty) side. It is not about politeness, it is about the formality level.


I am a bit confused, because it sounds to me like a question. How am I supposed to figure out either this is a question or an affirmative sentence? Thanks!


Do you mean the audio? The Text-to-speech software messes up intonation.

If it's a "write what you hear" exercise, it doesn't matter whether you put a question mark at the end or not, Duo accepts it either way - so you can just enter "Jste vysoký Františku" regardless if it's a question or not.

In other exercises you can tell whether it's a question by the presence of absence of the question mark.


could someone explain how you know when vysoky means tall or when it is means big. At the moment I am guessing Dekuji


Vysoký means 'tall, high'. 'Big, large' is velký.


What's the template for František? I can't find a masculine animate with -u ending for vocative case


pán, the vocative ending depends on the final consonant http://prirucka.ujc.cas.cz/?slovo=obu%C5%A1ek#bref3

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