elektronický pes

Discussion in 'Čeština (Czech)' started by Hoax, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Hoax

    Hoax Senior Member

    it is a part of a song. i think i understand the words (though i'm not sure if i can understand them correctly) and still i don't get the meaning =) can you pelase explain me, what does the singer mean

    nechápeš že pláču můj milý Tome

    když vidím nebohé zvíře jak tone
    nadevše miluju zelený les
    tobě stačí elektronický pes

    You don't understand that I cry my dear Tom
    when i see a poor animal drowning
    I like the green forest most of all
    and for you an electric dog is enough

    what dog is she talking about?

  2. bibax Senior Member

    Czech (Prague)
    She is talking about AIBO. The AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt, homonymous with "pal" or "partner" in Japanese: aibō) was one of several types of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony.
  3. Hoax

    Hoax Senior Member

    thx, bibax. and what does she mean saying that "the animal is drowning". i was told that "tonout" is an old fasion word for "to sink" ("topit se"). well, i understand that pop songs don't have much sense in them very often, but still maybe there is some in this one =)
  4. Tinwetari New Member

    "tonout" is used because "tone" rhymes with "Tome" (maybe there is another reason but in my opinion this is the most important one)
  5. bibax Senior Member

    Czech (Prague)
    The verb tonouti (тонуть) and the reflexive topiti se (топиться) are synonymous. Both from the same root top- (tonúti < *top-nú-ti). The forms utonul (= utopil se), tonoucí (= topící se), utonulý (утонувший) are common.

    The sense of the text is quite straightforward: she loves animals, plants, etc., whereas he doesn't care about it, he prefers electronic toys to the nature.

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