memrise_-_czech_-_true-friends

Posted by predrup 4/23/12, last update 4/24/12 (2 years ago)
  • hi predrup.. thanks for spotting these! i've corrected the 1st 2 which are clearly wrong, and the last one, I added koníček as an alternative meaning, as I believe hobby is also correct.. koníček is a new word for me, i nly know it as grasshopper or a small horse, so thanks for pointing out it's alternative meaning of hobby.. i will verify this with my czech partner later today, (so if "hobby" is definitely not used, or koníček is a more common expression, i will edit again later).. cheers, mango.

    Posted by mangodurian 4/23/12 (2 years ago)
  • Hi Mango, I always automatically assumed that hobby was koníček thanks to my Czech for foreigner’s course at Masaryk university, but my wife agrees with you that hobby is commonly used in the Czech Republic (she is a Czech native). More here http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby. The English word Hobby has an interesting origin (from hobbyhorse) http://voices.yahoo.com/the-strange-origin-word-hobby-3229951.html. Peter

    Posted by predrup 4/24/12 (2 years ago)
  • hi peter, thanks.. yes.. i too verified with my partner who informed me that hobby and koníček are equally used, so i'll leave it as the main entry of hobby, and alternative as koníček (at least that way it still fits in right as a "true friend"!!)

    anyhow, keep up the great work, and thanks for the interesting story of hobby's origins!

    cheers, mango.

    Posted by mangodurian 4/24/12 (2 years ago)

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