"Jsem tvůj otec!"

Translation:I am your father!

September 23, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0Whiteraven0

September 23, 2017

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

Plot twist!

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombat000

Czech version is a bit anti-climatic, especially if you're a native Polish

November 15, 2017

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

Not to me.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grisza89

In this particular case - yes, but in general, I strongly disagree.

March 24, 2019

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

I think "No, I am your father!" should be an acceptable answer to this text :)

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PauliusJac1

LUKE

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a-m-j

Now is it Luke, or should it be Luki? What's the vocative here?

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

Luku, probably. It is unusual non czech word and those are sometimes complicated to make vokativs for even for a native speaker.

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chris95041

There is Czech version of Luke, however. Seeing how the lands of Bohemia have been historically Catholic, it is to be expected that so important a Saint as one of the gospel writers would have a Czech version of his name. Lukáš. Vocative case would be Lukáši. https://cs.wiktionary.org/wiki/Luk%C3%A1%C5%A1

January 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

There is likely a Czech version of most 'traditional names", Kryštof comes in mind for Chris :)

But translating them outside of historical figures is unusual and a road to linguistic hell. We could as well translate Skywalker and end up with Lukáš Nebechodič.

February 5, 2018

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

This thread is very interesting! Děkuji!

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

I presume that declining proper names is important for Czech names only in a context of Czech culture and its language. Strange names, telling about books, films and foreign cultural or touristic facts should not be considered for declination, in many cases.

March 14, 2018

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

No, Duo, you are not!!

June 18, 2018
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