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"I have not seen him since Thursday."

Translation:Od čtvrtka jsem ho neviděla.

March 10, 2018



Why is the correct answer not accepted, its asking for jeho??


I can't answer your question as I have no idea what you have submitted as your answer :))


Sorry my word order was different, if you put od čtvrtka jsem neviděla ho. It tells you that it should be ,,jeho" or his, which makes no sense


That's a Duo bug/feature. It tries to suggest the closest translation to what you have written and there are indeed some variants using jeho.

Nevertheless, if your answer was Od čtvrtka jsem neviděla ho., then it is incorrect. Ho is a clitic and requires a pretty specific position in the sentence.

I suggest you (re)read the tips and notes for Pronouns.


"Od čtvrtka jsem neviděla jeho." - is a correct sentence?


It is, but it is unusual. It is possible if you really want to stress it was HIM whom you have not seen and not someone else.


"Od čtvrtka" is nominative, right? (at least that's what https://www.nechybujte.cz/slovnik-soucasne-cestiny/%C4%8Cvrtek tells me - i am SO confused) So the "genitive after od" doesn't count for weekdays?


nominative is čvrtek, čtvrtka is genitive

It is customary to add genitive as the "second" form in some dictionaries. Something like Latin servus, servī masc..


What is the problem with "Jsem ho neviděl od čtvrtka."?


Jsem as a past tense auxiliary is a strict clitic and must be in the second position. "Ho" is clitic as well and shall follow "jsem".


What would "od čtvrtka ho nevidím" mean compared to "od čtvrtka jsem ho neviděla"?


That is a bit strange. Like "I cannot see him since Thursday.".


Nevidela jsem ho od ctvrtek...why is this wrong?


Od requires the genitive case. OD - FROM in the spatial meaning is the typical "from somewhere" meaning that is one of the basic original meanings of the genitive case (taken from the original ablative) .


Why should not be (nevěděl instead of nevěděla?


What does it mean "should not be"? You must always discuss a complete sentence.

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