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Useful english words that are missing in the Czech language?
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ta
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 4:42  Reply with quote

I have been trying to get together a list of English words that are priceless and are missing in the Czech vocabulary . This is what I came up with so far:

1.homesick (in Czech: styska se mi po domove...so long!!)
2.errands
..and I forgot the 3rd one Confused

Anyone has anything to add?
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 5:28  Reply with quote

ta wrote:
I have been trying to get together a list of English words that are priceless and are missing in the Czech vocabulary . This is what I came up with so far:

1.homesick (in Czech: styska se mi po domove...so long!!)
2.errands
..and I forgot the 3rd one Confused

Anyone has anything to add?


I would translate errands as pochůzky.

But there would be much more these words (and vice versa).
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 6:07  Reply with quote

what about
valedictorian - student pronášející řeč na rozloučení se školou
(I´m not sure, if it is also used in UK too)

I think it will be at the end of your list. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 9:23  Reply with quote

Petr_ wrote:
what about
valedictorian - student pronášející řeč na rozloučení se školou


There is no need for that word in czech. The word "valedictorian" however does not look very english, so if english can borrow it from latin, in case of need czech could borrow it as well Wink.
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 15:56  Reply with quote

I don't think that graduating Czech students do any kind of a speech...or did it change?
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 16:44  Reply with quote

There is a graduation speech at the university after studies.
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 20:12  Reply with quote

interesting, i always thought that homesick means "being sick of stayng at home"Smile
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PostPosted: 14-Jul-09 23:40  Reply with quote

kibicz wrote:
interesting, i always thought that homesick means "being sick of stayng at home"Smile

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PostPosted: 22-Jul-09 12:48  Reply with quote

Hi,

Well, but I guess that "homesick" alone doesn't form a phrase as stýská se mi po domove - I guess that some verb is need, as "I feel homesick" or something like that, so Czech version isn't that long.

By the way, this list can be made the other way round, as with word letos (this year) that's not common in many languages as this blog points out.

Good bye.:
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PostPosted: 22-Jul-09 13:34  Reply with quote

homesick (noun) = stesk po domově, or nostalgie from Old Greek νόστος (nostos, “a return home”) + αλγος (algos, “pain, suffering”)
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