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"Those castles are big."

Translation:Ty hrady jsou velké.

July 15, 2018



I don't understand the difference between "ty" and "ti"


Ty is used with masculine INanimate and feminine nouns. Masculine animate nouns use ti. You can see the full declension table for demonstrative pronouns (and a lot of other very useful things) here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_declension#Demonstrative_pronouns.


why not velkí?


You could use "velký" it's informal and grammatically incorrect but common in speaked language.

Velkí is totally wrong, "velcí" is the correct word. And you use this only with plurar and "životné" masculine words. Because masculine nouns split into "životné" and "neživotné". Usually (but not always) living things are "životné". E.g.: muž (a man) is "životné", therefore velcí muži (big men).


Because such a word form does not exist. After k you always have ý, never í. Also, velký hrady is Common Czech, not Standard Czech, standard is velké.

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