CZ -> EN translation help please, one word

Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by Darrin, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Darrin

    Darrin Member

    Can someone please tell me what the word Vsetko means?
    Thank you
  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

  3. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Všetko čo ti treba je slovensko-anglický slovník. :)

    All you need is slovak-english dictionary.
  4. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    I would translate "you need" as "potřebuješ" is "ti treba" slang, a case I've yet to learn, or another word than "potřebovat" ?
  5. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    First of all, it is not Czech but Slovak!

    The phrase “je ti treba” means literally “is need to you”, but the Slovaks usualy ommits the verb “je” which makes the sentence verbless and thus confusing for foreigners. The construction is not common in Czech, we use the construction “you need” (potřebuješ).

    We have the phrase “je (po)třeba” in Czech too, but it is not used as extensively as in Slovak.
    There is a movie “Je třeba zabít Sekala” for example, the title means literally “There is need to kill Sekal”, but the official English title is “Sekal Has to Die”.
  6. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    :oops: I probably should have known that. Stupid me. :)
  7. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    Don't be so hard on yourself Dzurisova :lol:
    How could we have known?
  8. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    by this:

    Všetko čo ti treba je slovensko-anglický slovník :)

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