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RE: [Czechlist] Re: Zaloval matce na bratra

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  • Rubková
    ... From: melvyn.geo [mailto:zehrovak@dr.com] Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:57 AM To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Zaloval matce na
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: melvyn.geo [mailto:zehrovak@...]
      Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:57 AM
      To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Zaloval matce na bratra


      --- In Czechlist@y..., Rubková <rubkova@l...> wrote:

      >> Pøedchozí hlídce se vylila voda. (It was a message in the night
      watch log of
      >> one children's summer camp. When reading this sentence I always
      imagine the
      >> water getting itself out of a bucket or whatever and astonished
      children
      >> looking at it).

      >Does it have the same effect as the passive voice in English here
      >("water was spilt on the previous watch") of sounding like a rather
      >clumsy (possibly even officious?) way of covering up for the person
      >who did it?

      No, it rather means: They did it not us.


      >How about 'pesina se nam ztratila'? Could this be used as an excuse by
      >people who wandered off the path or does it only refer to the path
      >itself?

      This sentence can be understood both ways.

      Sarka




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