Can someone explain the difference between cist and precist? My CZ-EN dictionary only says "to read"
The first is the imperfective form, meaning it's an action that is continuing. The second is the perfective form, meaning that the action is completed. :)
přečist is to finish reading sth.
not quite. that would be dočíst. if she finished reading the book yesterday, she could have started it months ago.
why is "vcera jsem precetl celou knihu" not acepted?
If you got this, like I did, in a Type What You Hear exercise, your version would be incorrect. The verb used was "přečetla."
I typed 'Yesterday I have read an entire book.' Counted as wrong.
If you are specifying the time use past simple instead.