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"He is not a man but a boy."

Translation:To není muž, ale kluk.

May 29, 2018

16 Comments


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

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


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

"On není" Is also accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dev853776

Can you explain the difference between 'to' and 'on' in this context? I though to meant 'to' meant the, that those. How does that translate to he in this?


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

"To" is here more like "this" or "that" but can also be translated as "he" if it is about a male person. "On" is simply "he".


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


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


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

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dior188003

Překlad "To není ..." z hlediska českého překladu špatně. "He is not a man ..." = "On není muž..."


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

čtěte odpověď pro SteveWatson513 a vůbec celou předchozí diskusi


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

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane16487

Thank you so much for this! It cleans up some of my confusion in this section of the course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fabi230280

"To" by vůbec nemělo být v nabídce! Jediná správná odpověď je: "On není muž, ale kluk."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1994inwanderland

why "on je není~" is wrong ?!


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

je = 'is'

není = 'is not'

That simple. :)

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