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99 [ninety-nine]
Genitive

Genitive

99 [devadesát devět]
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my girlfriend’s cat ko--- m- p--------ě kočka mé přítelkyně
kočka mé přítelkyně
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my boyfriend’s dog pe- m--- p-----e pes mého přítele
pes mého přítele
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my children’s toys hr---- m--- d--í hračky mých dětí
hračky mých dětí
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This is my colleague’s overcoat. To j- p---- m--- k-----. To je plášť mého kolegy.
To je plášť mého kolegy.
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That is my colleague’s car. To j- a--- m- k-------. To je auto mé kolegyně.
To je auto mé kolegyně.
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That is my colleagues’ work. To j- p---- m--- k-----. To je práce mých kolegů.
To je práce mých kolegů.
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The button from the shirt is gone. Kn----- u k----- j- u------. Knoflík u košile je utržený.
Knoflík u košile je utržený.
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The garage key is gone. Kl-- o- g----- j- p---. Klíč od garáže je pryč.
Klíč od garáže je pryč.
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The boss’ computer is not working. Ve------- p------ j- r------. Vedoucího počítač je rozbitý.
Vedoucího počítač je rozbitý.
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Who are the girl’s parents? Kd- j--- r----- t- d----? Kdo jsou rodiče té dívky?
Kdo jsou rodiče té dívky?
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How do I get to her parents’ house? Ja- s- d------ k d--- j----- r-----? Jak se dostanu k domu jejích rodičů?
Jak se dostanu k domu jejích rodičů?
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The house is at the end of the road. Te- d-- s---- n- k---- t--- u----. Ten dům stojí na konci této ulice.
Ten dům stojí na konci této ulice.
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What is the name of the capital city of Switzerland? Ja- s- j------ h----- m---- Š--------? Jak se jmenuje hlavní město Švýcarska?
Jak se jmenuje hlavní město Švýcarska?
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What is the title of the book? Ja- s- j------ t- k----? Jak se jmenuje ta kniha?
Jak se jmenuje ta kniha?
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What are the names of the neighbour’s / neighbor’s (am.) children? Ja- s- j------ s--------- d---? Jak se jmenují sousedovic děti?
Jak se jmenují sousedovic děti?
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When are the children’s holidays? Kd- m--- d--- p--------? Kdy mají děti prázdniny?
Kdy mají děti prázdniny?
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What are the doctor’s consultation times? Kd- j--- n-------- h----- l-----? Kdy jsou návštěvní hodiny lékaře?
Kdy jsou návštěvní hodiny lékaře?
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What time is the museum open? Kd- j--- n-------- h----- v m----? Kdy jsou návštěvní hodiny v muzeu?
Kdy jsou návštěvní hodiny v muzeu?
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