"Odkud jdou?"

Translation:Where are they coming from?

October 23, 2017



Proč ne "Where are they going from?" Jdou, ne přijdou.

October 24, 2017


don't expect czech and english to handle the direction of motion the same. czech is more invested in the means of motion, english in the direction. also, "přijdou" is a red herring because it is the future tense.

March 20, 2018


"From where are they coming?" should be acceptable, if the "standard" right answer is "Where are they coming from?"

October 23, 2017


Yes, "From where are they coming?" is absolutely grammatically correct and may be an accepted answer by now. Technically, "Where are they coming from?" is grammatically INCORRECT, in light of the rule that says a sentence shouldn't end with a preposition. However...

I don't think you'd hear many people actually saying "From where are they coming?" and the bias against a preposition ending a sentence may be well on its way to disappearing by now. (Sigh.)

May 12, 2018

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    "From where are they coming" sounds odd, but "They are coming from where?" sounds ok with the emphasis on "where" to express astonishment. "The most fashionable dresses come from Detroit.". "They come from where?"

    October 1, 2018


    Should "where do they come from" be accepted?

    February 8, 2019


    No, that would be "odkud pocházejí" or similar. "jdou" really just means going or coming right now.

    February 8, 2019
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