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"Ta náměstí jsou velká."

Translation:Those squares are large.

September 30, 2017



Ta náměstí jsou velká. = plural

To náměstí je velké. = singular


Namensti is neutral? Whats the rull? If singular neut. then in plural it is feminine? Plz explain the mess..


"náměstí" is neuter both in singular and plural. The same word is used for both singular and plural.

The ending -é is the normal ending for a singular neuter adjective. The ending -á is the normal ending for a plural neuter adjective.

The ending -á is also the normal ending for a singular feminine adjective. The ending -é is also the normal ending for a plural feminine adjective.


Thank you for the great explanation! :)


I am confused on when to use ta, ty, and to.


Be sure to read the tips and notes. When used as an attribute (in front of a noun), ten/ta/to mark different genders. However, when used as a predicate in "to je/ je to", it is always "to".


Why I always here 'namjeski' for the word náměstí ?


Because your ears aren't tuned to Czech (yet).

The pronounciation of "náměstí" is /námňesťí/ where both /ň/ and /ť/ are palatal consonants. The palatal /ť/ is (in terms of the place of articulation) somewhere between an alveolar (regular) /t/ and a velar /k/. If none of the languages you speak uses the palatal /ť/, chances are pretty much equal that you may hear the sound either as /t/ or /k/, or a "softened" version of them. When pronouncing it, the tip of the tongue needs to be placed behind the teeth, as if pronouncing /t/, and the middle of the tongue needs to be pressed against the roof of the mouth (the palate) as if pronouncing /j/ (or "y" in "yellow") at the same time.


Why not The squares are big.


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