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"Krávy a prasata jsou zvířata."

Translation:Cows and pigs are animals.

October 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexusD90

Prasata is like Ukrainian поросята


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiKenun

I looked it up since I suspected it might be cognate with “pork.”

From Wiktionary:

From Proto-Slavic porsę (“piglet”), from Proto-Indo-European pórḱos. Cognate to Serbo-Croatian prase, Czech prase, Polish prosię, Slovene prašič, Bulgarian прасе́ (prasé), and Russian поросёнок (porosjónok).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nancy54359

Cows are sometimes called "cattle'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

cattle - skot, hovězí dobytek


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GerhardMen1

I wrote 'Cows and hogs are animals' which was rated incorrect. Now Merriam-Webster lists pig and hog as synonymous: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hog#synonyms.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AgnusOinas

I have added "hogs" now as a possible translation.

The dictionary lists these synonyms: cormorant, glutton, gorger, gormandizer, gourmand, overeater, stuffer, swiller - I hope you don't expect us to accept all of them. :-D

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