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plural form in Czech -simple question-

Hi,

why is Velici the plural form of velka and not velky?

(Sorry for the lack of accents)

Thanks¡!

Juli

October 28, 2017

4 Comments


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

Please read the Tips & Notes. This is from "To be pl.":

Adjectives

In the plural nominative form, soft adjective endings stay the same across all genders. The hard adjectives differ in endings between the genders predictably:

  • in animate masculine, e.g., mladí muži (young men)
  • in inanimate masculine, e.g., velké stromy (big trees)
  • in feminine, e.g., mladé ženy (young women)
  • in neuter, e.g., malá zvířata (small animals)

The consonant shift from k to c also impacts the animate masculine hard adjective before the ending. Thus we get from velký kluk (big boy) to velcí kluci (big boys).


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

I also noticed jaky to jací...I did not realize this rule until you introduced the course. Thanks for including this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcinM85

Actually velicí is plural (masculine animate) of veliký. Plural of velký is velcí. Velký and veliký are synonyms.


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

The explanation is in Tips and Notes!

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