I am fluent in czech, only in speech and conversationally. I learned from family, never formally. I do not believe I have ever encountered "velci..." is this masculine plural? I am assuming it is since it is in the plural section.... just confusing! Why is it this way? Why with a soft c and not a hard k like every other form????
There are some consonant shifts in Czech and k -> c is one of them. Velcí is nominative/vocative masculine animate plural.
I suggest you read the tips & notes for these lessons.
yes, it is male animate plural. Because of the ending -i the hard consonants are changed to their soft counterparts.
Would this translate to "We are grown men and grown women" referring to adulthood instead of size?
Yes, this translation is also possible. This sentence can relate to both size or adulthood
I got this question wrong because i translated "velké" as large instead of big, but velké can mean large and big cause the same thing.
I can see your report. You translated one as big and the other as large in a single sentence. Otherwise "large" is already accepted.
I would like to know, please, how to pronunce "ženy" correctly ^^ "Y" is not pronunced like "i"?! I have the feeling that the Czech "Y" is pronunced like the French "é". Thank you for your help
I and Y are proounced the same way (but I sometimes palatalizes the preceding consonant d,t or n). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_phonology#Short_vowels
Im a little confused as to why its not velci for both men and women? Isnt velci just plural and velke neutral singular?
No, you really should read the Tips and notes for this skill. I will link it for your convenience https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cs/To-be-plural/tips-and-notes but you should learn how to find them yourself. In a web browser select a skill and click on the lightbulb.