Příběh

English translation: Story

09:06 Jan 11, 2019
Czech to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Philosophy / Ethics, Political Philosophy
Czech term or phrase: Příběh
In his "Stories and Totalitarianism" (Příběh a totalita - 1987), Václav Havel is talking about the "story" itself in a totalitarian regime and how these regimes manipulate "story" at the same time when they are annihilating "history". I'm of course reading Paul Wilson's translation of the original text and I wonder whether "story", which originally should have been "Příběh", has the same relation to history as it does in English and French. In other words, is there a common root between the Czech equivalents of "story" (Příběh) and history (Dějiny or historie?) in Czech as well? Any reliable reference is also very appreciated on this matter.
Ehsan Kiani
Iran
Local time: 06:50
English translation:Story
Explanation:
In the context you gave I believe it is the same. You can look at two words here to see the common root: the Czech word "historka" ( = story) and "historie" ( = history) are indeed very similar...

I will find a few suitable references for you.

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Here is an example where "historka" a "historie" is used in one sentence, showing their intimate connection as far as the meaning goes: Jaroslav kníže Lobkowicz describes a "story" from his family's "history" as:

"Jedna taková zajímavá historka je historie, jak jsme přišli ke Křimicům. Můj prapraděd, …"

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Note added at 18 mins (2019-01-11 09:24:36 GMT)
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Sorry forgot to add the URL: https://www.historickaslechta.cz/autor-pise/potomci-premyslo...
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Lubosh Hanuska
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Story


Explanation:
In the context you gave I believe it is the same. You can look at two words here to see the common root: the Czech word "historka" ( = story) and "historie" ( = history) are indeed very similar...

I will find a few suitable references for you.

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Note added at 17 mins (2019-01-11 09:23:33 GMT)
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Here is an example where "historka" a "historie" is used in one sentence, showing their intimate connection as far as the meaning goes: Jaroslav kníže Lobkowicz describes a "story" from his family's "history" as:

"Jedna taková zajímavá historka je historie, jak jsme přišli ke Křimicům. Můj prapraděd, …"

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Note added at 18 mins (2019-01-11 09:24:36 GMT)
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Sorry forgot to add the URL: https://www.historickaslechta.cz/autor-pise/potomci-premyslo...

Lubosh Hanuska
Australia
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SlovakSlovak
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