"Lišku vidí ten pes."

Translation:The dog sees a fox.

September 8, 2017



Isn't it "fox sees a dog"?

January 19, 2018


If the fox does the action, it would be "Liška". "Lišku" marks it as the object.

August 30, 2018


Thank you!

November 14, 2018


How do you know to read it as "the dog sees a fox" and not, "the fox sees a dog"?

January 27, 2018


Because pes is the nominative form, therefore the subject, and lišku is the accusative form, therefore the object. The order does not matter.

January 29, 2018


This question has been asked a lot on this page. The reason is because "liška" is in its accusative case. Therefore, it marks as the object.

December 12, 2018


why is the word order OVS here, thought czech word order is SVO

February 28, 2018


Typically it is SVO but it is not chiseled in stone. There are situations when it can be swapped around. For a standalone sentence it is not very common but in context it is not unusual. You are putting a lot of stress on the fact that it is, indeed, the dog that sees the fox. Not the cow, not the cat, but the dog.

February 28, 2018


Isn't the idea of the inversion to stress the object? Meaning that you want to put the spotlight on the fox, rather than on any other object the dog can see?

March 27, 2018


If it to put stress on the object then better use Passive voice.

July 19, 2018


Hi what is OVS and SVO

March 23, 2019


Thank you

March 24, 2019


O=Object V=Verb S=Subject

May 9, 2019


why not That dog sees a fox? ten only means the here?

September 8, 2017


I think it would have to be 'Lišku vidí tamten pes.'

September 8, 2017


Strange, bc in the prior lessons "ten" was translated as "that" everywhere. I first translated it as "this", as in Polish, but they said it was wrong

September 8, 2017


Can it not be The dog sees the fox? Does it have to be a fox?

August 13, 2018


I think it is a common fox not a specific one (when we use then or the, to point a determinate fox) thats why before "lisku" is not a "tu lisku". The use of "ta" "to" "ten" "toho" is a specific animal, like ten pes is that or the dog. Hope helps, at least is what i understand until now jajaja

December 4, 2018


"the fox" is currently accepted

December 4, 2018
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