"Do your cats eat flies?"

Translation:Žerou tvoje kočky mouchy?

August 24, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliska566142

What is wrong with Žerou mouchy tvoje kočky?

August 24, 2018

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

It is somewhat less common, as it can be confusing without careful (and strongly stressing) intonation, but it is possible. I will add it.

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliska566142

Thanks. Why would it be confusing? Could it mean Do flies eat your cats? with this word order? So many native Czech speakers tell me proudly that word order doesn't matter in Czech, but it certainly does!

August 24, 2018

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

Normally one expect the SVO order. OVS is possible, but can be sometimes surprising where both can happen. Cats can eat flies and flies can eat cats, so there is a risk of confusion present here.

August 24, 2018
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