"We do not want to age either."

Translation:Stárnout nechceme ani my.

10/4/2017, 8:22:15 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonCas821536

Please explain why "my" is necessary here but in other cases we is understood.

2/13/2018, 2:34:21 AM

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Without “my” the word “ani” would have nothing to refer to. The English “either” makes a distinction between “we” and somebody else who does not want to age. So there is an emphasis (or opposition) on “we.”

7/2/2018, 7:34:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonCas821536

Thanks for the clarification.

7/27/2018, 2:33:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/imaldastar

oh wow, great to know!

2/21/2019, 9:35:14 PM

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I am learning, too, so this is a guess.... It's probably there for emphasis, like "WE don't want to age either." As I understand it, a word to be emphasized is often placed at the end of the sentence.

3/27/2018, 6:18:08 PM

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There is nothing in the sentence to imply emphasis, like an exclamation point. This totally confuses me.

4/2/2018, 8:28:08 AM

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You're absolutely right about that, and it's true of A LOT of these sentences. Without context, it's awfully difficult for us to know what is in the "speaker's" head. Also, sometimes someone says that emphasized words tend to be placed at the end of a sentence, then at another time someone else says that XXX is at the beginning of the sentence for emphasis. Those two statements may not be mutually exclusive, in terms of Czech grammar and word order, but it IS very confusing when you're your're trying to learn the language and your head is about to explode! :-)

4/2/2018, 6:51:59 PM

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Thanks - l’m going to quit worrying about it and just parrot back whatever they seem to want.

4/2/2018, 7:38:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/imaldastar

thank you for letting me know i'm not alone

2/21/2019, 9:34:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam887456

Why "My také nechceme stárnout." is not correct?

10/4/2017, 8:22:16 PM

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edited

10/5/2017, 2:26:38 PM

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nechceme starnout ani my ???? why is this wrong?

1/6/2018, 11:22:32 AM

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added

2/21/2019, 11:07:30 PM

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"My ani nechceme starnout." Is this incorrect?

7/15/2018, 4:09:44 AM

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No, here we have "ani my" "not even us". And in your sentence it would be "ani nechceme" "we don't even want".

7/27/2018, 1:04:11 PM
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