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dzurisova
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PostPosted: 17-Feb-10 15:17  Reply with quote

Not sure if this should go in Culture or language, but apparently there's a Czech saying that means something like "one gets the most angry when he hears the truth"

Could someone please tell me that saying?

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PostPosted: 17-Feb-10 16:49  Reply with quote

It’s definitely a common Czech wisdom, but the wording of the saying varies (the first two options are the most common ones):

  pro pravdu se každý (nejvíc) zlobí
  pravda (nejvíc) bolí
  pro pravdu se každý nejvíc čertí
  pro pravdu se každý nejvíc čílí
  pro pravdu se každý nejvíc rozčiluje
  pro pravdu se člověk nejvíc zlobí
  kvůli pravdě se každý nejvíc zlobí
  kvůli pravdě se každý nejvíc čertí
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Maybe, “irritated/upset” could be slightly better translation than “angry”.
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PostPosted: 17-Feb-10 17:14  Reply with quote

Thanks Smile
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PostPosted: 20-Feb-10 18:09  Reply with quote

A rough translation - if anyone can offer a more precise translation, please do so:

truth every (most) angry
truth is most painful
the truth is most every devil
the truth is most every fret
truth is the most annoying to everyone
the truth is most people's anger
because the truth is most everyone's anger
the truth is most every devil
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PostPosted: 23-Feb-10 9:51  Reply with quote

I think number two is the same for us exactly
"truth hurts!"
pravda bolí !

pro pravdu se každý (nejvíc) zlobí I love this, because it's a perfect thing to say to someone after you've insulted them and they've become enraged!

would it be grammatically correct to say

pravda zlobi

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PostPosted: 23-Feb-10 13:22  Reply with quote

Ctyri koruny wrote:

would it be grammatically correct to say

pravda zlobi

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100% correct, if you want to say "truth is noughty". Smile
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PostPosted: 23-Feb-10 13:22  Reply with quote

Ctyri koruny wrote:
would it be grammatically correct to say

pravda zlobí

?


Grammatically yes.
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PostPosted: 23-Feb-10 18:02  Reply with quote

kibicz wrote:
Ctyri koruny wrote:

would it be grammatically correct to say

pravda zlobi

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100% correct, if you want to say "truth is naughty". Smile


ah ha ha! Really? I thought zlobit just meant "to anger" I didn't realize it meant it in such a childish way as that!

I'm going to tell everyone they're naughty now.

Ty zlobiš!

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PostPosted: 23-Feb-10 18:40  Reply with quote

Ctyri koruny wrote:


ah ha ha! Really? I thought zlobit just meant "to anger" I didn't realize it meant it in such a childish way as that!

I'm going to tell everyone they're naughty now.

Ty zlobíš! correct;)

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There is "zlobit" - "to act noughty"? or how to translate the verb.
You can also "zlobit někoho" - to treat sb. or provoke
And "zlobit se" - be angry, usualy in connection "zlobit se na někoho" - to be angry with someone, or "zlobit se s něčím" - when you cannot force something to work..
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