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Facebookové

Hi! I was wondering if someone could explain why, in this headline: Facebookové nadšení opadlo - the "ové" has been added to the end of Facebook? Thanks in advance!

1 week ago

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It is the neuter adjective (masc. neuter is facebookový) derived from the noun Facebook in a regular way by adding a suffix.

1 week ago

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And why facebookový and not facebooký? Is there a rule for the 'Czechization' of foreign words?

1 week ago

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facebookový is created using -ový, which is one of the basic suffixes, another one is -ní. It depends on the ending of the word. Facebook in the Czech pronunciation ends with -úk [fejsbúk] so it uses -ový. Just -ý would be nonsence. There are more suffixes that are used for proper names adjectives and similar.

The process is the same for Czech native words and for foreign words.

1 week ago

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Thanks for the explanation. What's confusing to me is that on a page like https://www.podripskaskola.cz/soutez-facebook.html they use both facebookový účet and facebooký profil (within the same sentence).

1 week ago

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That must be a mistake, facebooký is clearly wrong.

6 days ago

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Ok, thanks, that's cleared up then!

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Perchta.p
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Facebooký is a typo, it should be facebookový. -ý suffix exists (modrooký - blue eyed), but the general suffix are -ový and -ní, as mentioned above. You can also remember that we use the -ský suffix for places: Westminster → westminsterský Washington → washingtonský Berlín → berlínský

18 hours ago

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Got it, thanks!

17 hours ago
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