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My first Czech poem

I wrote my first poem with my limited knowledge of Czech language. I hope I'll inspire some of you to express yourselves too in the comments! :D

"Jste velcí,

Jste malé,

Jste dobré děti,

Nebo jste staré ženy?

Nejste, ale jste stroje!"

September 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claire14818

Fun fact: Vaclav Havel (ex-Czech president) was also a poet & playwright. He was an extremely interesting guy, and some of his poetry can even be read by beginners in Czech. Totally worth looking up.


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

Děkuji! That's cool, I'll find it!


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

Glad you are having fun :-) If you come up with any one-liners using only the words in the course, we can consider adding them. For example, the Spanish course has Los bancos son blancos., and I added Matěji, proč tě holky nechtějí? (Matěj, why don't girls want you?) here in Czech.


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

Hey man, pretty good. If you like Czech, after this do the polish course my dude. A couple of lingots for your troubles


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

Děkuji! No trouble ;)


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

Can you translate?


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

"Are you big (men), Are you small (women), Are you good children, Or old ladies? No, you are not, but you are machines!"

Initially I wanted to say "you are nothing but machines" but I don't know how "nothing" is said and I wanted to use only the words I learned :D


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

Oh. Thank you!

I like your poem!


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

Děkuji! :) Now you try!


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

I'll see, but I'm bad enough at English poetry! Let me think...


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

Come on, just for fun! It doesn't have to make much sense (like poetry usually doesn't), haha :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/h.g.w.

do it, make a Czech poem


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hella166755

Congratulation! Here you have a few lingots for your effort from one Czech colleague.


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    Dobře! Musíš pokračovat a psát nějakou novou báseň! ;)


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

    Děkuji! I will! :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/h.g.w.

    like the weird poem

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