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"Tvoje babička vyrábí svetry a ponožky?"

Translation:Does your grandmother make sweaters and socks?

September 18, 2017



In English, use of "Does" at the start of a sentence makes it quite clear it is a question, no matter how it is spoken. How does this happen in Czech? From my position of learner, it appears that the Czech for the statement "Your grandmother makes sweaters and socks" would be written exactly the same. Is that correct?


Yes, however "Vyrábí tvoje babička ...." is also a question word order in Czech, it will be hard to make a declarative sentence out of that. In the declarative question order, be it Czech or English, it is the intonation that makes it a question. Or the question mark when it is written.


Yes I understand. The thing was, in the exercise which was oral comprehension, there was not that expected questioning intonation. I understand how this happens in the exercises. However you are saying that in real life a questioner would make it much clearer.


Actually, there is a slight hint of a rising intonation in the TTS here. Somewhat easier to spot in the new male voice, if you have that one, but it is present in both of them.


Yes, but that intonation is missing here!!!


Thats why the question-mark "?" was invented for written texts.

Please note that for audio exercises your answers will be accepted with any punctuation or even with no punctuation at all.


I wrote the corret answer, exactly as it was written in the solution. It was considered wrong.


Use the report button.


Why is "grandma" not accepted?


It's accepted.

If you sent a report at the same time as your comment, it looks like you entered this:

"Does you grandma make sweaters and socks?"

I realize it's a typo, but Duo didn't think so.

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