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"Víš, jak se jmenuje Kateřinino děvče?"

Translation:Do you know what the name of Kateřina's girl is?

August 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celyn3

As a native English speaker I translated this as "Do you know what is the name of Katerina's girl?" Maybe my English is getting rusty from all the time spent on DuoLingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Praha2017

''Do you know what Kateřina's girl is called'' should be accepted, I think.


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

It is just missing, I'll add it.


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

"Do you know what Katerina's girl's name is?" should also be accepted. It is identical in meaning and grammatically correct.


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

I have added it.


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

I think that "Do know you what is the name of Kateřina's girlfriend?" should have been accepted. Reported.


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

That construction is awkward in English. However, "Do you know what the name of Kateřina's girlfriend is?" and ""Do you know the name of Kateřina's girlfriend?" are both accepted answers.


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

Thank you! I just noticed I did a mistake and I actually wanted to ask about: "Do you know what is the name of Kateřina's girlfriend?" which seems from your post, also wrong.


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

This is an informal, "everyday" explanation, but maybe it will help... Think of the difference between "Do you know what it is?" and "Do you know what is it?" The first is correct, the second is not. In this exercise "it" is a phrase -- "the name of Kateřina's girl/girlfriend." So to be correct, the phrase should come before "is," rather than after it.


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

Thank you. I have never realized that the sentence "Do you know what is it?" is not correct. I am going to read more about this topic.

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