To try in Czech
I was wondering if a Czech native speaker could explain the usage of the different words in Czech meaning "to try"? Specifically:
zkusit/zkoušet pokoušet, pokusit se vyzkoušet snažit se
In which context would you the above mentioned verbs? Thanks :D
Může mi vysvětlit nějaký rodilý mluvčí češtiny, jak se používá různé slovesa, která jsou napsana nahoře? V jakém kontextu by byla tato slova vyhodná? Děkuji :D
The best is to consult dictionary explanations, but they are written in Czech. Hopefully someone (perhaps even I) will find time to write something in English.
I try it to explain (pokusím se to vysvětlit). :-)
Zkusit/pokusit se - to try once.
Zkoušet/vyzkoušet - to try repeatedly.
pokoušet - to try something with bad end (I am trying to drive with closed eyes).
snažit se - to try but probably without success...