There are 5 people in my family.

Discussion in 'Čeština (Czech)' started by stelingo, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. stelingo

    stelingo Senior Member

    United Kingdom
    English
    How would I say 'There are 5 people in my family, my mum, dad and two younger sisters and me. My parents were both born in Bolton and still live there.'

    My attempt:

    Je nás pět v rodině, maminka, táta, dvě mladší sestry a já. Moji rodiče se narodili oba v Boltonu a stále bydlí tam.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Hrdlodus

    Hrdlodus Senior Member

    Great try. Only in the end: "a stále tam bydlí."
    There are other ways, how write that (in Czech is word order more free), but this is good.

    Maminka = it is diminutive, something like "mum"
    Táta = it is harder that "maminka"
    Similar duos:
    maminka - tatínek (most softer)
    mamka - taťka (softer)
    máma - táta (harder)
    matka - otec (most harder)
    It is hard to explain, when use what.
    If you use "maminka, táta", it look like you donŤ like your father like your mum. So, better is "maminka, tatínek" or "máma, táta". It could be "mamka, taťka" too. Here it is about your feeling, what is best for you.
     
  3. bibax Senior Member

    Czech
    A smoother word order:

    V rodině je nás pět, maminka, táta, dvě mladší sestry a já. Oba moji rodiče se narodili v Boltonu a stále tam bydlí (or ... v Boltonu, kde stále bydlí).

    ("maminka, táta" is good; "maminka, otec" would sound unbalanced)
     

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