Translation Help - "We love Vaclav"

Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by czechlover34, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. czechlover34

    czechlover34 Member

    Does anybody know what the correct Czech translation of We love Vaclav would be? I would appreciate any help. :D

  2. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    "We love Vaclav" = Milujeme Vaclava
  3. Dana

    Dana Well-Known Member

    Be aware of the fact that Czechs use the word "milovat" (to love) less frequently than English speakers. In Czech, "milovat" has a stronger connotation and means to love in a romantic sense, or to love dearly, or it can be used if you want to be really expressive, e.g. "miluju moře" (I love the sea), "miluju Nirvánu" (I love Nirvana - the band). An expression that is often used instead of "milovat" is "mít rád" (to like, to be fond of). E.g. you wouldn't say "miluji tě" to a friend or even to your child. You'd say "mám tě rád(a)". So your sentence can be either "Milujeme Václava" or "Máme rádi Václava". It depends on the meaning you want to give it.
  4. czechlover34

    czechlover34 Member

    Thanks for such a fast reply Shawn and Dana. Your posts we very helpful to me! Děkuji. :D

  5. racoon

    racoon Active Member

    I love Nirvana too, but Vaclav, I don't know...

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