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"We have many yellow coats."

Translation:Žlutých kabátů máme mnoho.

April 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

Remembering a comment from Jamie 08MD, I guess that the word order of the Czech sentence could be imagined as an answer to the question "What about the yellow coats, do you have any?". ... "Of course we have! ŽLUTÝCH KABÁTŮ (1) MÁME (2) MNOHO (3). So, the first part of the sentence contains a rather emphasized part and connect the new sentence with the previous one, the question. The second structure (máme, we have) is clitic, no emphasis. The last position is the most important and emphasized one, contains the new information and is therefore logically always put at the end. I'd appreciate somebody to reply. Best of luck here to all learners and helpers!


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

Your grasp of Czech word order is really, really good :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

Due to your HELP and the precious tips of other contributors (Kacenka, Jamie and many more). I read the comments, ALL of them. To learn Czech for an "Italian Dutchie" like me can only be realized through a spirit of community. And by feeling myself often unsure about something. THANKS THANKS THANKS ;-)

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