What exactly would the difference be between this translation and "Those men are waiting on Kateřina"?
"'Waiting on' somebody" has become more widely spoken in recent years because of the influence of hip-hop slang and bad grammar on proper English, but it's grammatically incorrect, unless referring to a waiter at a restaurant "waiting on a customer." The proper grammar in the other context is "'waiting for' somebody."
va-diim is correct. Until recently, using 'wait on' in place of 'wait for' was considered substandard. Even today it would be flagged as incorrect in a university paper.
Yeah, I'm a native English speaker, and they are equivalent, I guess my question is whether there is a difference in Czech which would make it so that waiting on someone is distinct from waiting for someone, necessitating the distinction in the English translation
It can mean that, but it's also fairly normal (I suppose I can only speak for my experience) to say something like, "We're waiting on my sister to finish putting on her makeup". But a little googling shows me this https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/44452/wait-on-vs-wait-for Which suggests it may not be universal English. The more you know :)
I haven't looked at your link yet but my understanding of english is that, one waits upon someone
If "ti" means "the and "those", then why is "the men are waiting for katerina" wrong? How am i supposed to know which to use?
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Is there any difference in Czech for "these men" and "those men"? Would be new to me.
It is the same in the whole course: these=tito/tihle/tihleti those=ti/tamti/tamhleti
"To jsou" is accepted for "These/Those are" but here you have "Those men (are)" so you really need "Ti muži (jsou)".