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Around the house

Around the house

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Our house is here. To-- j- n-- d--. Toto je náš dům.
Toto je náš dům.
The roof is on top. Na---- j- s------. Nahoře je střecha.
Nahoře je střecha.
The basement is below. Do-- j- s----. Dole je sklep.
Dole je sklep.
There is a garden behind the house. Za d---- j- z------. Za domem je zahrada.
Za domem je zahrada.
There is no street in front of the house. Př-- d---- n----- ž---- c----. Před domem nevede žádná cesta.
Před domem nevede žádná cesta.
There are trees next to the house. Ve--- d--- j--- s-----. Vedle domu jsou stromy.
Vedle domu jsou stromy.
My apartment is here. To-- j- m-- b--. Toto je můj byt.
Toto je můj byt.
The kitchen and bathroom are here. Ta-- j- k------ a k-------. Tady je kuchyně a koupelna.
Tady je kuchyně a koupelna.
The living room and bedroom are there. Ta- j- o----- a l------. Tam je obývák a ložnice.
Tam je obývák a ložnice.
The front door is closed. Do----- d---- j--- z------. Domovní dveře jsou zavřené.
Domovní dveře jsou zavřené.
But the windows are open. Al- o--- j--- o-------. Ale okna jsou otevřená.
Ale okna jsou otevřená.
It is hot today. Dn-- j- h----. Dnes je horko.
Dnes je horko.
We are going to the living room. Jd--- d- o------. Jdeme do obýváku.
Jdeme do obýváku.
There is a sofa and an armchair there. Je t-- p------ a k-----. Je tam pohovka a křeslo.
Je tam pohovka a křeslo.
Please, sit down! Po----- s-! Posaďte se!
Posaďte se!
My computer is there. Ta- s---- m-- p------. Tam stojí můj počítač.
Tam stojí můj počítač.
My stereo is there. Ta- s---- m--- s----- v--. Tam stojí moje stereo věž.
Tam stojí moje stereo věž.
The TV set is brand new. Ta t------- j- ú---- n---. Ta televize je úplně nová.
Ta televize je úplně nová.

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