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"He no longer wants to be here."

Translation:On už tady nechce být.

December 19, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

Why not "Už nechce být tady"? Thanks.


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

It is possible if you stress "tady" strongly in the pronunciation. He does not want to be HERE, he wants to be somewhere else.

I will add it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

I'm glad for it. Thank you VladaFu.


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

What about "Už nechce tady být"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

That order does not sound natural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick384536

Why is 'tady' so early in the sentence?


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

It is a natural place for an adverb of location.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jen672827

Is there an alternative version/construction of this sentence that does not include “on”, or is it mandatory for it to make sense?


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

'Už tady nechce být.'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jen672827

Thanks! I’m pretty sure I tried that as my first response, and it wasn’t accepted. But, I may have made a typo. Will try it again next time the sentence comes up.


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

"Už tady nechce být" is definitely among the acceptable translations now...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaroleDiva1

Could you explain why in my answer, 'Uz nechce byt tady' (excuse the lack of diacretals) 'tady' needs to take second place. Is it enclitic? And is 'on' essential?


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

It is not clitic. It just prefers the second position when it is not in the first or the final position. But it certainly can be first or last. Especially when the "here" is the new bit brought by the sentence, the thing you are actually conveying, it can be last. He no longer wants to be here. He want's to be at ... Už nechce být tady. Chce být v ... The pronunciation must be adjusted to the appropriate intonation stressing the final word in such a case.

Please note that we have only a single report requesting the word order you are asking about and it is very old. I will add it now.

On is not essential at all.

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