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Czech translation: " Dnes vypadáš moc hezky!" or "Dnes Ti to moc sluší!"

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10:48 Feb 25, 2000
English to Czech translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: you look lovely today;you look nice today;complime
if it is possible could i get a phonetic way to sound this out so i could verbally relay this to someone?
Jeffery Enterprises
Czech translation:" Dnes vypadáš moc hezky!" or "Dnes Ti to moc sluší!"
Explanation:
You would probably want to distinguish between a formal and informal way of commplimenting somebody. In Czech language, unlike in English, they distinguish between formal addressing of someone, usually your boss and anybody you don't know closely, and in this case they use pronouns such as: "Vy", "Váš", "Vám", etc. In inforaml language, usually speaking to your friends and family members, as well as children, you use informal pronouns: "Ty", "Ti", "Tvuj", "Tobě" etc.

The answers above are all informal.

Formal examples would be:
- "Dnes vám to moc sluší!"
- "Dnes vypadáte moc hezky!/moc pěkne!"

Phonetically, it sounds something like this:
* informal:
- [dnehs vih-pah-dahsh mots hezkih]
- [dnehs ti toh mots sluh-shi]

* formal:
- [dnehs vih-pah-dah-teh mots hezkih]
- [dnehs vahm toh mots sluh-shi]

I am not very good at sounding Czech pronunciation out the way native speakers need to see it to be able to say it right, sorry for that.
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Summary of answers provided
naVypadáš dnes skvěle / dnes Ti to moc sluší
katerina beckova
na" Dnes vypadáš moc hezky!" or "Dnes Ti to moc sluší!"Adriana Evans
naVypadáte dnes báječně. Vypadáte skvěle. Vypadáte dnes dobře.
Karel Machala


  

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1 hr
Vypadáte dnes báječně. Vypadáte skvěle. Vypadáte dnes dobře.


Explanation:
I wrote three alternatives. Any of the sentences may be used with the same meaning as the original English sentence. Some of the characters may not show properly unless you have a Czech language software.
Karel Machala
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Karel Machala
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PRO pts in pair: 32
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1 hr
" Dnes vypadáš moc hezky!" or "Dnes Ti to moc sluší!"


Explanation:
You would probably want to distinguish between a formal and informal way of commplimenting somebody. In Czech language, unlike in English, they distinguish between formal addressing of someone, usually your boss and anybody you don't know closely, and in this case they use pronouns such as: "Vy", "Váš", "Vám", etc. In inforaml language, usually speaking to your friends and family members, as well as children, you use informal pronouns: "Ty", "Ti", "Tvuj", "Tobě" etc.

The answers above are all informal.

Formal examples would be:
- "Dnes vám to moc sluší!"
- "Dnes vypadáte moc hezky!/moc pěkne!"

Phonetically, it sounds something like this:
* informal:
- [dnehs vih-pah-dahsh mots hezkih]
- [dnehs ti toh mots sluh-shi]

* formal:
- [dnehs vih-pah-dah-teh mots hezkih]
- [dnehs vahm toh mots sluh-shi]

I am not very good at sounding Czech pronunciation out the way native speakers need to see it to be able to say it right, sorry for that.


Adriana Evans
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 day 21 hrs
Vypadáš dnes skvěle / dnes Ti to moc sluší


Explanation:
Or - if the contact with the person is more "official" : "Vypadáte dnes skvěle", "Dnes Vám to moc sluší". Czech language has two different ways how to speak with "official" or "well known" persons; it would be a big fault to mistake the phrases.

katerina beckova
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Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 53
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