"Jste dobří."

Translation:You are good.

September 23, 2017

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Would you say, "Jste dobří!" to a group of men or boys, and, "Jste dobré!" to a group of women or girls? Would it be, "Jste dobrá!" for a mixed group?


Yes to your first two questions, for mixed groups, masculine is used.


What if we were describing a group of things that were neutral? What would we use then?


I thought ř is kind of an 'rsh' sound like 'rz' in Polish? But that doesn't seem to be the case in some words? Would it be wrong to pronounce this 'dob[rsh]í' with an audible 'sh' sound?


dobri = dobrzhee (from phone so can't type haceks)

It is a very difficult sound to make and not many learners can pronounce it correctly


It's a tricky one, isn't it?

Well, you are not the only one and there are even some Czechs (including me :D) who can't get the twist of it either.

'Rž' is kinda, kinda similar. Just try to say it at the same time. Note that r in Czech is trilled, so if you can't pronounce it, I suggest you start with that.

You may wish to check how it should sound on Forvo: https://forvo.com/word/cs/%C5%99/ and there are surely some videos on YouTube. Here are some tips as well: https://www.quora.com/How-is-the-Czech-%C5%99-pronounced

And don't forget this tongue twister: Třistatřiatřicet stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes třistatřiatřicet stříbrných střech. ;)

BTW: Have a lingot for your great question and impressive streak :)


Thank you very much. I like how not even the native speakers on Forvo seem to agree on how to pronounce ř. The sound samples sound like at least three different sounds to me.

Btw, my coworker's native language is Czech and I will definitely welcome him with the sentence "Třistatřiatřicet stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes třistatřiatřicet stříbrných střech" on Monday :D


And in this video you can hear how it sounds (plus some hints in English how to say Ř ) :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A8XyKDrcxk

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