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"Jaká je ta dívka?"

Translation:What is that girl like?

May 22, 2018

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

As an native English speaker the What-Co Jaka-How translations seem very confusing to me. Wouldn't it be How is that girl?


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

No.

"Jáká je ta dívka?" We are asking about the properties or character of the girl, not whether she is fine or not.


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

Thanks for making it clear. And how do I say in Czech: How is that girl??


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

Jak se má ta dívka? Jak je té dívce? Jak je na tom ta dívka? Jak se vede té dívce? (How is the girl doing?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Colin204658

Literally, yes it is. But it isn't meant the same way as when you ask how is someone. It is "what are they like?," not "how are they doing?"


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

Where does the like come from? Jaka-what Je-is Ta-that Divka-girl


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

what-co

what is it like? jaké to je?

Do not just focus on single words.


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

how come it is: "that" girl and not "this" girl.


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

Because we have "ta" and not "tato".


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

I thought "jaka" stands for how not what.


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

There's a difference between "jak" (how, not declined) and "jaký" (what kind of, declined).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DianaPrior-Day

Thank you! Helped me understand this much better.

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