"Jací jsou?"

Translation:What are they like?

October 5, 2017



Why can't "How are they" be a valid answer? "How are they" is identical to "what are they like" in english...

October 30, 2017


This questions is about permanent traits. They may be strong, good (people) or wicked. How are they? asks about them now. They may be good (fine), well (healthy), sad or sick.

November 7, 2017


I believe it should be accepted as well, it isn't just used for the current state but also for permanent traits depending on the context. Eg, If you move to a new school, your friends may inquire about your new classmates by using "How are they?" meaning the same thing as "What're they like?"

December 16, 2017


Indeed, "How are they" is frequently used to inquire about enduring qualities, at least in American English. E.g. "You have new shoes! How are they?" or "You've used this delivery service. How are they?"

May 11, 2018


"How are they?" to a native English speaker usually means How are they doing, ie how's their well-being. "What are they like" is more a question about their personality.

August 19, 2019


Can it also mean: What kind are they? If not, how do you say that?

October 5, 2017


Jakého druhu jsou.


Jaký druh jsou.


Jaký je to druh.

and probably more options but they would most likely all contain DRUH = KIND

October 5, 2017


How would you say "How are they?" meaning "Are they well", "Have they recovered from flu" etc.

March 1, 2018


Why 'Jaci'

October 10, 2017


Because it's palatalization (is it correct word in english??).,in nominative/vocative plural in front of -í there are changes: r--ř, k--c, h--z, ch--š,d--d´, t--t´, n--nˇ.,

October 13, 2017


Because it's plural.

October 13, 2017


I do hear jaký jsou all the time though. What gives?

August 21, 2018


Thanks! Technically, su z Moravé so Common Czech is not so common here, but I get the idea.

I appreciate your taking the time to answer all these questions, btw!

August 24, 2018


thanks. was also wondering about 'jací' and why I hadn't come across it before!

February 27, 2019
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