CZ to EN - one verb

Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by brandonm78, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. brandonm78

    brandonm78 Member

    What does the verb mean:


    I can't find it in any dictionary.

    Its used in this part of the sentence that says: " s nima šmrdlala."
  2. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Interesting question.

    I would say primary meaning is "to move something repeatedly forward and back again on small distance" - like, when you have small stain on clothes and you are trying to remove it with small rag.

    Figurativelly it could mean also to approach your goal very slowly, with many setbacks - like: "Chtěl jsem být mistrem světa a místo toho jsem se šmrdlal ve třetí lize."
  3. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    Eso..your definition of 'šmrdlat' sounds like the english definition 'to scrub'.

    And your example sentence makes me need to ask this.
    What does 'liz' mean?

    In seznam dictionary 'liz' is 'salt lick'.

    Jelen v lese hledá liz, protože ví, že mu chybí sůl.
  4. eso

    eso Well-Known Member


    But in my example, "lize" is locative of "liga" (league)
  5. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member it.

    If you are still online...I posted a mystery under the 'more on si and se' thread.....Can you guess it?

    I think I am going to have to add a hint.
  6. Nikl

    Nikl Active Member

    'Smrdlat' also mean doing something very slowly.

    Example in czech lenguage: Pracuj tochu rychleji, proc se s tim tak smrdlas.
  7. scrimshaw

    scrimshaw Well-Known Member

    I heard that before in one of funny stories posted on this site.
    So, now, I think it's a name you call someone who is extra slow.

    Hele, Šmrdlo...Hey, slow poke.

    Could be wrong.

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