23403Re: Help: Cinzovni dum and other housing market terms
- Aug 1 2:50 AMThanks Tomas!
The "obcan" theory is quite interesting...
> > Finally what do you guys make of "obcane" e.g.
> > U tohoto typu bydleni si obcane zacinaji vice uvedomovat rizika
> > mozneho uvaleni konkurzu nebo jinych problemu spojenych s jejich
> > cinnosti a cinnosti jejich statutarních zastupcu"
> > Surely "people" would suffice here in English...?
> I think this is a kind of an unfortunate term in Czech. The writer
> probably felt "lide" would be too informal(for no good reason,
> and so decided to go with something more formal, like "obcane". Toposters
> me personally, "obcan" reminds me often of Russian as in the USSR
> people not knowing each other used that word in order to avoid the
> capitalist "pan/pani". In the CSSR, only cops (and official
> announcin mobilizations and such) tended to use this form of
> address. But perhaps that is just me (?).
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