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Czech case reference (for verbs)?

Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone knows a place which can tell me which case certain verbs use?

For example, if I type "I eat a flower" into Google Translate, I get "Jím květu", which is obviously not nominative...and I can try lots of nouns and suss out the case eventually, but it would be nice if there was a reference somewhere...

...And in case anyone is curious, for the prepositions I have been using the Wikipedia page for declension to determine the cases used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_declension#Prepositions_with_certain_cases

December 2, 2018

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

Thanks Lrtward!!

December 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/svrsheque
  • vallex 3.0 (set to show the example of použít/používat here): you need to know the case numbers, not just names, and get familiar with the nomenclature of this tool.

  • ÚJČ (same example): see the table of conjugations directly and click on "SSČ" or "SSJČ" to expand usage notes with examples; but it is in czech and the case is usually shown only implicitly by examples.

December 2, 2018

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

You're the best! This is exactly what I need. Thanks a bunch!!

December 2, 2018

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

Only one funny note : "Květa" is a Czech female given name.

A sentence "Jím Květu" means "I am eating Květa", so ..... "Enjoy your food !" ;-)

January 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ponorka68

I eat a flower = Jím květinu. Vegetarians do it. :-)

April 12, 2019
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