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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “How's your mother?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about well-being and ask how someone is doing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Jak se má tvoje matka?
Je jí dobře.
Once more with the English translation.
Jak se má tvoje matka?
“How's your mother?”
Je jí dobře.
“She's fine.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?”
That's: Jak se má tvoje matka?
Listen to it again: Jak se má tvoje matka?, Jak se má tvoje matka?
This Czech sentence literally means “How does herself your mother?”
But it translates as “How's your mother?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Je (jí) {state of well-being}.
This Czech sentence literally means "Is [ ]." We omit the article "she".
But it means “She’s [state of well-being].” in English.
For example:
“She's fine.”
Je jí dobře., Je jí dobře.