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"Whose castle is that?"

Translation:Čí je to hrad?

April 4, 2018



I am ussing the APP and when I tap on "Čí" it reproduces a full sentence in the speaker. Anyone else?


When exactly does it happen. When pronouncing the whole sentence or when selecting one word? Unfortunately the audio is not under our control and has to be reported to Duolingo staff. They do not read it here.


This happens, when user selecs (taps) word "ci" while resolving exercise


It must be reported to Duolingo staff. They do not read it here.


Why "to" and not "ten"? Isn't "hrad" masculine?


We use to to point to anything (yet) indeterminate or something being currently identified.

Kdo je to? Who is that?

To je moje matka. That is my mother.


Yes, but in this case to does not stand on its own but before hrad. It looks as if to was with hrad. Why?


Not, it does not belong to the hrad. It DOES stand on its own.

You could have "Čí je ten hrad?" and "ten hrad" does belong together as a noun and its demonstrative, but that is clearly different.

You can clearly diatinguish these rwo, because hrad is masculine and requires a masculine demonstrative (ten).

Čí je to matka?

Čí je to otec?

Čí je to dítě?

Čí jsou to ženy?

Čí jsou to muži?

Čí jsou to města?



Why not Ci je to hrad or Ci hrad je to?


As you can see above, "Čí je to hrad?" IS accepted. Not only that, it is the official translation. But some other possibilities are probably still missing. The meaning is the same.


This is the first example we've had with Ci at the end of the sentence.


The sentence with čí at the end is a marginal translation, not the official one. Itis accepted as possible, but not the main one. Don't worry about it too much.


The lesson told me "Ci hrad je to" was wrong and "Ten hrad je ci" was the 'correct' one offered. If that's marginal I'm surprised to see it suggested by the lesson. Thanks for your input, I appreciate the insight!


The system will always suggest the closest translation, it does not have any frequency of use information.


Guys how do you use a Czech keyboard to capitalize the extra, non-English characters at the top (where English numbers would be)? ...It would be the equivalent of holding Shift+letter on an English keyboard. Thanks for any help!


You press Shift + ˇ or ´ (the key left of Backspace on my keyboard, English = and +) then Shift + the letter.

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