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"Na jeho příjezd nikdo nečeká."

Translation:Nobody is waiting for his arrival.

March 21, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HenriqueMa402882

Could "Nobody is expecting his arrival" be accepted? I know that "čeká" can also be used when expecting a child...


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

Notice that expecting a child is "čekat dítě", not "čekat na dítě". "Čekat na dítě" would be "to wait for a/the child". So here it is really waiting, not expecting. Expecting would be "Jeho příjezd nikdo nečeká/neočekává.".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HenriqueMa402882

Understood! Thanks!


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

Nobody's waiting for his arrival??!! Why that is not correct?


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

If you could be a bit sparing with your question marks and exclamation marks it would look less rude and people might have more incentive to help you.

The contractions are handled centrally by Duolingo software. Perhaps it is doing a bad job here.


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

The forms with contractions tested "red," so Duo is apparently not playing nice here. I have manually added them.

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