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giving reasons 3

giving reasons 3

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[zdůvodnění 3]

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Why aren’t you eating the cake? Pr-- n----- t-- d---? Proč nejíte ten dort?
Proč nejíte ten dort?
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I must lose weight. Mu--- z-------. Musím zhubnout.
Musím zhubnout.
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I’m not eating it because I must lose weight. Ne--- t-- d---- p------ m---- z-------. Nejím ten dort, protože musím zhubnout.
Nejím ten dort, protože musím zhubnout.
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Why aren’t you drinking the beer? Pr-- n------- t- p---? Proč nepijete to pivo?
Proč nepijete to pivo?
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I have to drive. Mu--- j---- ř----. Musím ještě řídit.
Musím ještě řídit.
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I’m not drinking it because I have to drive. Ne---- h-- p------ m---- j---- ř----. Nepiju ho, protože musím ještě řídit.
Nepiju ho, protože musím ještě řídit.
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Why aren’t you drinking the coffee? Pr-- n------ t- k---? Proč nepiješ tu kávu?
Proč nepiješ tu kávu?
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It is cold. Je s------. Je studená.
Je studená.
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I’m not drinking it because it is cold. Ne---- j- p--- p------ j- s------. Nebudu ji pít, protože je studená.
Nebudu ji pít, protože je studená.
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Why aren’t you drinking the tea? Pr-- n------ t-- č--? Proč nepiješ ten čaj?
Proč nepiješ ten čaj?
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I have no sugar. Ne--- c---. Nemám cukr.
Nemám cukr.
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I’m not drinking it because I don’t have any sugar. Ne---- t-- č--- p------ n---- c---. Nepiju ten čaj, protože nemám cukr.
Nepiju ten čaj, protože nemám cukr.
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Why aren’t you eating the soup? Pr-- n----- t- p------? Proč nejíte tu polévku?
Proč nejíte tu polévku?
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I didn’t order it. Ne-------- j--- s- j-. Neobjednal jsem si ji.
Neobjednal jsem si ji.
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I’m not eating it because I didn’t order it. Ne---- j- j---- p------ j--- s- j- n---------. Nebudu ji jíst, protože jsem si ji neobjednal.
Nebudu ji jíst, protože jsem si ji neobjednal.
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Why don’t you eat the meat? Pr-- n----- t- m---? Proč nejíte to maso?
Proč nejíte to maso?
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I am a vegetarian. Js-- v---------. Jsem vegetarián.
Jsem vegetarián.
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I’m not eating it because I am a vegetarian. Ne--- t-- p------ j--- v---------. Nejím to, protože jsem vegetarián.
Nejím to, protože jsem vegetarián.
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