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"Každý rok směl říct jen jedno slovo."

Translation:Every year, he could only say one word.

November 3, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tompw89

Is there a context in which this sentence could make sense? :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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A fairy tale?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kurt618806

Maybe a monk who took a vow of silence?


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

Why not Every year, he should only say one word?


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

That is měl, not směl.


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

this "could" is in the sense of "was allowed"? Or "was able to"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karla22222

It is in the sense of "was allowed". "Was able to" would be "mohl"


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

Could we say, "each year he was permitted to say only one word"


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

Yeah, I think allowed and permitted are basically the same so I will add it.

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