"Dražší motorku neměli?"

Translation:They did not have a more expensive motorbike?

September 22, 2017

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They did not have more expensive motorbike, do they?

September 22, 2017

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That would be more like Draží motorku neměli, že?

September 22, 2017

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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.

September 22, 2017

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Yes, I think I see your point.

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

September 22, 2017

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Didn't they have a dearer motorbike?

February 16, 2019

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

February 17, 2019

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

February 21, 2019

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See http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv333.shtml about declarative questions and the affirmative word order.

February 21, 2019

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

February 21, 2019
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