1.4 – Asking ‘what kind’ – jaký

1.4 – Asking 'what kind' – jaký

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1.4 – Asking 'what kind' – jaký

If you want to ask ‘What kind of ________?’ in Czech, you use the word jaký. It is an adjective in form, and has all the same endings, as in the chart below:

masculine

feminine

neuter

jaký

jaká

jaké

Take a look at the following examples:

-Jaký je pan Novák profesor?

-Je dobrý profesor.

-What kind of professor is Mr. Novák?

-He’s a good professor.

-Jaký je ten počítač?

-To je starý počítač.

-What kind of computer is this?

-This is an old computer.

-Jaká je ta kniha?

-To je stará kniha.

-What kind of book is that?

-That is an old book.

-Jaké je to auto?

-To je staré auto.

-What kind of car is this?

-This is an old car.

jaký

Use when the noun that is being asked about is masculine (animate and inanimate), as in the case of profesor or počítač above.

jaká

Use when the noun that is being asked about is feminine, as in the case of kniha above.

jaké

Use when the noun that is being asked about is neuter, as in the case of auto above.

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