"Ti mladí muži jedí vajíčko."

Translation:The young men are eating an egg.

September 25, 2017

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Why is this a sentence anyhow? The (!!) Young men are eating an (!!) Egg So like a specific group of teenagers are gathered eating one bloody egg and somehow that's a continuous process What?!


Let's assume it's a giant ostrich egg...


This is the way course creators make you pay attention to the endings. Just enjoy it.


Honestly, I think they should change this to make sense. It's one thing to test us on the endings, but considering that things are said differently in Czech than in English, it doesn't help me to learn things that no one would ever say. For example, is it correct to say "one egg" in this context? I don't know enough about the language to not make a fool of myself.


Isn't it like 'each of them is eating one egg' like one egg each?


Why does "The young men eat the eggs" a Wrong translation?


The word "eggs" is plural but word "vajíčko" is singular. "Ti mladí muži jedí (JEDNO) vajíčko."


I looked up "egg" and i looked up "vajíčko". My dictionary says that "egg" is "vejce" and "vajíčko" is.... something anatomic - and also an easter egg when combined with "velikonoční". So i gather that (if anything) "vajíčko" is a small egg and definitely no ostrich egg.....


While "vajíčko" is a diminutive of "vejce", the meaning is pretty much the same in contemporary spoken Czech. Some diminutives lost their 'diminutive meaning' and mean basically the same as 'normal' words. "Vajíčko" is one of those. "Kniha/Knížka" too, for example.


Vajíčko is any egg, really. Even an ostrich one https://www.google.com/search?q=%22vaj%C3%AD%C4%8Dko+p%C5%A1trosa%22

Or an animal (or human) oocyte or ovum.


Alright, then maybe my dictionary sucks. You don't happen to know a good one (english or maybe even german :) )?


In general, any dictionary without examples and explanations is insufficient. If it only lists possible translations you can never be sure when they are applicable.

No, I do not know any such dictionary in Czech or German except some completely obselete ones from the 19th century.


can ti translate to "that"? thanks

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