"What kind of house do they have?"

Translation:Jaký mají dům?

September 20, 2018

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Krishnakanth2017

Jaký mají dům is more preferred than Jaký dům mají, Even though both are accepted. If I ask a question like "what word order or which word order is correct for these sentence structures?", then the definite answer might be, "Most important word or noun comes last, it is stressed in Czech". But still this usual answer doesn't answer all the questions related to strange Czech word order. Is it possible to have this intuitive word order analysis if I practice more, as if time pass by do I get a mental cue about it ?

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VladaFu

Do not get the impression that the Czech sentence above must somehow "more preferred". We first decide to teach some Czech sentence and that sentence than becomes the main translation for an exrcise in the opposite direction.

The word order in these cases is mainly about stress but I would say that "Jaký mají dům?" and "Jaký dům mají?" are equivalent.

September 20, 2018
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