"The days are short and the nights long."
Translation:Dny jsou krátké a noci dlouhé.
Because of the choices given I correctly answered the question. BUT... Den is masculine, correct? Is Dny masculine as well (so if we're following rules, kratke should be "kratki") or does DEN change to feminine in the plural as DITE does? Noc is fem. in both singular and plural. That I get.
Shouldn't 'the' be left away here? It noe sounds more like a generic note, that days are always short and nights long instead of the days are short, which would be in my opinion more sound like you were talking about a specific amount of days or a period rather than days in general. Sorry if I'm wrong.
Czech never uses articles, it does not have any. It sometimes uses demonstrative pronouns. Those are not the same thing as articles and are used differently.
See the conversation with Vincent. It is accepted here but not really natural in the most common sense of the English sentence. If you just want to comment the current situation and say "The days are short and the nights long." to address the current length of days and nights, use just "Dny jsou krátké a noci dlouhé.". Using "ty dny" is more like "those days", some particular days that were already discussed.
ok In english the Demonstratives are this that these those and in german der die das among others der die das in English is also the. So , because there are no articles in Czech. the ten ta to are demonstratives in the singular and the sentences that we do in the exercises are not beginning sentences but sentences that would come after another right?
I am not sure I completely understand the "and the sentences that we do in the exercises are not beginning sentences but sentences that would come after another right?" bit.
The sentences that contain demonstrative can indeed be a reaction to another sentence but can also be a start of the conversation when you see something, hear something and you are describing it or commenting it. Or it can be a reaction to something from some other day.