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“Bolí mě v krku.” has two translations, one is: “I’ve got a pain in my neck.” (this one is a literal translation, but not really used in English. Sore throat is the one to translate into English). "Bolí mě v krku" expresses both, pain in the throat as well as soreness. Having said all that, I'd be reluctant to use ''pain in the neck'' as this is an idiom expressing someone is very annoying.
About “Pálí mě oči.” you translated it: “My eyes are dry.”. Is this correct?
My eyes are dry can be translated literally as ''mám suché oči". But again, we don't use this very much as once the eyes are dry, they start hurting/feel like burning. This we'd rather say ''Pálí mě oči''.
Sometimes literal translations do not work for the day-to-day spoken language.
How will we say: “I have constipation.” (Mám zácpu). = this is the only and best translation for this problem.
How will we say: “I have a dysmenorrhea (monthly cycle pain - for women)” = "menstruační bolest", but in case the audience does not need to know such a detail, as it is rather private, you can say "bolí mě břicho" (I have a tummy ache)...and can add from period, if suitable.
I hope this is helpful?
Thank you for your reply. :)
What I mean is that on this list “Bolí mě v krku.” has two translations, one is: "I've got a pain in my neck." and the other one is: "I have a sore throat.". So you have two translations and my question is: are both correct?
About "Pálí mě oči." you translated it: "My eyes are dry.". Is this correct?
How will we say: "I have constipation."
How will we say: "I have a dysmenorrhea (monthly cycle pain - for women)"
Thank you for your message.
In terms of the translation of "sore throat", this is an exact equivalent of the Czech phrase "bolí mě v krku". There is no other or better translation than this.
The other one "burning eyes", we are talking about the unpleasant sensation in the eyes that is not itching, but more like burning sensation. It's hard, therefore, to replace this by something else. Itching is different, hurting is also not the word for the feeling.
Thank you for your concern. If you have a suggestion to the above, feel free to share it with us.
Hi, shouldn't these two phrases be translated differently from what you gave?
1) "Pálí mě oči." - My eyes are burning
2) "Bolí mě v krku." - I have a sore throat.
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