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"In the spring, we work in the garden."

Translation:Na jaře pracujeme na zahradě.

December 21, 2017

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

Why can't it be "v zahradě" ?


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

Well, you actually can say "v zahradě" though it kind of suggests you are there, writing a book, not tending to your flower bed. Even when writing a book you are more likely to say NA than V.

Now, if you went for a walk, it is more likely to promenade V zahradě, though it sounds like your garden is at least the size of the one in the Versailles.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul440375

It is just the way it is. "V zahradě" just doesn't sound right. I guess the logic behind it could be that you actually stand ON the ground, ON the grass, therefore you are "ON" the garden.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daria797617

Why is it "na jaře", but not "na jarě"? Is there any rule for such case? I have already learnt that r changes to ř before i/í. Is it anything like this?


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

Any rě changed to řě and later to ře or ří in the Middle Ages. You can find it in other Slavic languages, but not in Czech.

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