"Stal se z něj úspěšný člověk."

Translation:He became a successful man.

October 8, 2017

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This one confuses me... "He became from him/it a successful man"?

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zubkov318
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May be something like:

A successful man got/came out of him.

He turned out to become a successful man.

January 27, 2018

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He became (one) "of those successful people" maybe

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/plaplaplaplapla

Hm, I thought "to become" was "stát se + instrumental". Maybe I have misunderstood something?

May 2, 2018

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No, you haven't. "Stal se úspěšným člověkem." is also possible.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/elephantenlein

Btw, to my russian ear it at first sounded like 'she made him a successfull man'. Wow.

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KatharinaM882088

Could this expression be influenced by German? In German we can say: Es wurde aus ihm ein berühmter Mann."

November 23, 2018

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Could be, there are several calques like this.

November 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chris95041

It still seems no one has explained exactly what is happening here with the z něj. Is that a common way of phrasing this? Can someone give some other examples?

Also, 'person' should be the preferred translation, not man.

November 22, 2018

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Basically, literally the words mean "a succesful man became out of him". You can also say the more direct equivalent of English "Stal se úspěšným člověkem.", but it sounds somewhat bookish.

November 23, 2018

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Can you also say " stal se z něho ", or does it have to be the set "z něj"?

March 7, 2019

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You can.

March 7, 2019
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