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"Viz tuto větu."

Translation:See this sentence.

March 13, 2018



Can someone please explain the construction with z in the end? I know this is just beta and the tips will come later, but I don't want to just repeat things without understanding the grammar. Thanks!


It is an irregular form of the imperative mood of verb "vidět"/"to see". See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vid%C4%9Bt

It is now used mostly as a fixed expression.

If you meet "viz." it is something similar, but international https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viz.

The similarity of these (Czech "viz" and Latin "viz.") is a common source of confusion.


Thanks for the quick answer! So would vez and jez also be irregular forms that you just need to learn by heart?


"Věz" and "jez"? Yes, verbs " být, jíst, vědět, vidět, mít, chtít, jít" are irregular. You cannot place them into those 5 classes of regular verbs.

The list of Czech irregular verbs differs from article to article. The English Wikipedia has many https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_conjugation#Irregular_verbs But some of the irregularities are only in one or two forms and the verbs do belong to one of the classes. The Czech Wikipedia lists fewer of them https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cesk%C3%A1_slovesa#Nepravideln%C3%A1_slovesa


Yes, sorry for lack of Czech keyboard. The table makes me want to cry even in the Czech wikipedia version, but thanks for the information. At least I know.


In what context would you say "Viz tuto větu"? I thought it meant "Look at this sentence", but it was not accepted..


Most often you will see it in written texts. As in "See chapter ...". You can argue that it is similar to "look at" but I think it is important to distinguish these verbs here, otherwise the meaning will be completely obscured.

Please do read the existing discussion on this page.


Thank you for clarifying and I apologise if this has already been discussed - I can't see any posts related to my question in this discussion topic.

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