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"Dražší motorku neměli?"

Translation:They did not have a more expensive motorbike?

September 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rzemlicka80

They did not have more expensive motorbike, do they?


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

That would be more like Draží motorku neměli, že?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rzemlicka80

You are right, depends on the context, of course, but:

Dražší motorku neměli - oznamovací věta. They did not have a more expensive motorcycle - a notification sentence

Dražší motorku neměli? - tázací věta. Did not they have a more expensive bike? - Interrogating sentence.


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

Yes, I think I see your point.

The English question is perfectly fine. It's a 'declarative question.'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celyn3

Didn't they have a dearer motorbike?


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

Is that a transation suggestion? What is that supposed to mean?


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

Can anyone explain me why do we put "they" on the first place when this is an interrogative sentence?


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

"Didn't they have a more expensive motorbike?" is also accepted, and that would be the standard word order for a question. But often, in everyday speech, questions are indeed asked in this less formal way.

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