"To mí psi nežerou."

Translation:My dogs do not eat that.

September 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Russian: Eto moí psi ňe žrút. Awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raywalsh

Mi psi? Is moji psi acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko

It is. The same with "mé / moje".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Domtzan

I have entered “Do mí psi nežerou.” and it has been accepted. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BoneheadBass

This discussion is for the Czech-to-English exercise, so if your answer was in Czech, it would be incorrect. But if you are referring to the reverse English-to-Czech exercise, to is needed, not do. We have no report for the sentence in your comment, but the reporting system is unreliable these days.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Domtzan

It was the “Type what you hear” exercise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BoneheadBass

Thanks for the update; it's always a good idea to mention it when it's a Type What You Hear exercise. To my ears, the female voice is fine, but the male voice, on both speeds, is a little murky with to. Perhaps the contractors will consider disabling it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AgnusOinas

I hear a clear /to/ from both voices.

Note that English (or German) /d/ is not fully voiced, while Czech /d/ is. And Czech /t/ is unaspirated, like English/German /d/. For this reason, Czech /t/ may sound a little bit like Germanic /d/ and vice versa. Same goes for /b/-/p/ and /g/-/k/, to a lesser extent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Domtzan

I think, although I know the Czech t is not aspirated, my German ears sometimes expect and thus hear something different.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Honey487801

I'm wondering why "My dogs don't eat this" is not accepted. "To" translates "the" or "that"; so doesn't "this" exist at all in Czech?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AgnusOinas

It exists, in fact, at least two words exist for it: "this" is "toto" or "tohle". (or tento/tenhle, tato/tahle, etc., depending on gender, number, case.)

My dogs don't eat this:

  • Toto mí psi nežerou. -- more formal
  • Tohle mí psi nežerou. -- more casual

Other than "toto" and "tohle", we can also use "tohleto", "tadyto" or "tadyhleto". Outside of the standard language, there are even more possibilities, such as "todle" or "tuto".

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