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"I have big chickens."

Translation:Já mám velká kuřata.

December 8, 2017



So "kurata" is a plural neuter? I am guessing this from the adjectival ending "a". It would be useful if the genders of nouns were told to us as we learn new nouns. It is not always obvious what the gender is.


Have you checked the Tips and notes? kuře is in Food, slepice in Animals. I believe some Duo users don't have access, but they are carefully prepared to support the exercises. I suggest printing them out on paper!


For anyone who lands here... The Tips and Notes are available in a browser -- BOTH desktop AND mobile browsers -- but not, at this time, in the apps. You can find them by selecting a Skill, then clicking the light bulb icon. If there's no icon, there are no T&N for the Skill. (They are mostly available for the earlier Skills.)


Yes, "kuře" is neuter and "kuřata" is plural.

And showing genders - this is something you hear over and over for years in German course and was it ever done by DuoLingo? No... Therefore I wouldn't expect it anytime soon here either.


Thanks for the information. And I hear you about not expecting Duolingo to make improvements. I did have a bit of hope for the Czech course being improved, given that it is still in beta.... wishful thinking, perhaps!


I strongly recommend constant use of a 3rd party dictionary for any and all Duo courses. Along with your own developing word list. I use the one below, and this one http://prirucka.ujc.cas.cz/en/?slovo=ku%C5%99e


so what is the difference between kuře and slepice?


As I see it, 'chicken' is an american usage that includes a bird on the table, and one in a hen house, or free range (!) Elsewhere, the two have separate words. A chicken is young, as is a pullet "slepice do 1 roku". https://slovniky.lingea.cz/anglicko-cesky/ku%C5%99e I carefully submitted: slepice, as the context seemed to suggest laying birds.

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