"Čeká na mne Žofie."

Translation:Žofie is waiting for me.

September 18, 2017



I know word order is more free in Czech compared to English, but I still feel it is weird to put Zofie at the end of the sentence. Is this normal, or would you use it in some circumstances?

September 18, 2017


I'd say this is the most appropriate translation.

You usually place the information you want to stress at the end of the sentence.

Čeká na mě/mne Žofie. = 'ŽOFIE is waiting for me.'


Žofie na mě/mne čeká. = 'Žofie IS WAITING for me.'


Žofie čeká na mě/mne. = 'Žofie is waiting FOR ME.'

September 18, 2017


Great explanation. Here's a lingot.

September 27, 2018


endless_sleeper - Other Czech friends have told me that the word you want to stress can be either at the end of the sentence OR the beginning. Can you comment please?

June 21, 2019


Yes, but if it is the first, you have to Mark it very strong intonation. And that can be done also to words in other positions, it is just not that common.

June 22, 2019


For me this was a Type What You Hear question. My response was "Čeká na mě Žofie," which was deemed incorrect. The Tips Notes section seems to suggest that "mne" and "mě" are equivalent. If they are, my response should be accepted. If they're not, when should one be used instead of the other? Thanks!

I just got to this one again in a practice session, and I definitely heard "mne" this time around. Question cancelled, and lesson learned!

November 27, 2017


Is there a difference between “Mne” and “Me” or can they be used interchangeably?

September 4, 2018


'Mne' is a bit more formal than 'mě'.

September 5, 2018


Isn't mne a bit bookish in Genetiv?

October 2, 2017


You're right. We prefer using "mě"; "mne" is not bookish, but it is viewed to be a little more formal and used especially in writing.


(psaný jazyk = written language; mluvený jazyk = spoken language)

October 17, 2017


We also say in AE, "Frantisek is waiting on me"

July 16, 2019


It is quite dialectal/colloquial, but we added it elsewhere and I have added it here.

July 16, 2019


Is this personal pronoun in akuzativ?

July 13, 2018


Yes, here "čekat" takes the preposition "na" followed by a noun/pronoun in the accusative.

July 14, 2018
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