"He is not a man but a boy."

Translation:To není muž, ale kluk.

May 29, 2018

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/christiandavvy

Why is it 'to neni' rather than 'on neni' when in context ti a man?

June 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/the_orange

"On není" Is also accepted

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveWatson513

But surely "To není muž, ale kluk" is either "It is not a man but a boy" or "That is not a man but a boy"?

The question asks for "He is not a man but a boy" which is surely either "on neni muz ale kluk" or "neni muz ale kluk"? (excuse lack of diacritics)

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/endless_sleeper

The third person pronouns are not used that much in Czech and they tend to be replaced by "to." It is kinda similar to French "c'est."

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jkaf1994

why "on je není~" is wrong ?!

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/endless_sleeper

je = 'is'

není = 'is not'

That simple. :)

May 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katja-z

Wouldn't "to není muž ale chlapec" be correct as well? It is marking it as wrong.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

Yes, it is accepted, but Duolingo has bugs in grading. Your report is green, it should have been accepted.

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mcarpenter215

Why not, "To není je muž, ale kluk"....How do we know when to include "to" and "je" in these sentences?

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

You can never say "není je". "není"="is not" "je"="is" "není je"="is not is"=nonsense

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/matt258741

Is "nejsi" only appropriate when talking to a person, whereas here "neni" is about a person??? Thanks

June 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

nejsi is the second person, není is the third person. That's quite a universal concept in the Indo-European languages, although you can find some limited third person usage for addressing a person in certain languages.

June 4, 2019
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