"Máme školy v pěti městech."

Translation:We have schools in five cities.

May 10, 2018

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I am confused: I just learned, that after numbers higher than five the counted object is in genitive. But after the preposition v that rule is not valid anymore? The counted object takes the case of the number, when the number is in locative?


Indeed, the whole expression is n locative.


I just now read the tips and notes for numbers again. Only now I understand the meaning of the following:"...either keep the counted entity in the genitive (Nom. or Acc. of the whole phrase) or match it to the case of the whole phrase (otherwise)." In some way the exception is nominative and accusative, which need always genitive.


Why is it not Máme školy v pěti měst?


You need to use locative after v.

'měst' is genitive.


Will there be a Tips on the locative case?


Someday they probably will but until that I suggest reading some of the resources you can easily find on the internet like http://cokdybysme.net/pdfs/locative.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locative_case#Czech http://utkl.ff.cuni.cz/~rosen/public/GGG/Czech_essent_grammar.pdf


Thank you, VladaFu!


Are there any words in Czech containing ji, or j between two consonants? Sometimes ě can sound very close to ji but if I know this is not an option, I know it must be ě (I'm listening to rather than reading the sentences)


Certainly not just j, Czech only allows l and r between consonants. And even for j+(a wovel other than e) it sounds alien (remember that bě,pě,vě is pronounced bje, pje, vje). That would ve found in certain other Slavic languages. Compare

klíč,ključ, ключ
řada, ряд
řeka, rijeka, река

Russian е is pronounced je, like Czech ě. я is ja and ю is ju.

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