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- January 29, 2014 at 5:42 am #346232
I have been trying to learn Slovak for some time and have made some progress. But I would like to learn from a native. That and the apps I have do not teach grammar and differences in tenses (for example, the difference between "Som z Ameriky" and "Som zo Slovenska". ĎakujemJanuary 29, 2014 at 9:43 am #426510
Pur Slovak mod Svätoslava might help you out with it…but generally there's no much help than you reading it and trying to communicate in it…trial and error is the only way.January 30, 2014 at 12:01 am #426512
This website is one of the best online teaching web on Internet http://slovake.eu/en/learning/grammar , try it and then ask me, if anything.
If you saw a Slovakia's section on the forum, you've certainly noticed this thread http://www.slavorum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1281.0
"Som z Ameriky" and "Som zo Slovenska" – the only difference is that one is from the US and the other is from Slovakia… Kidding aside, could you be more precise in your question, please?January 30, 2014 at 5:08 am #426513
Dobrý deň! First, thank you, you guys are so nice
@Svätoslava, sorry, I forgot which part I needed help in. Basically the difference between "z" and "zo". There are a bunch of words that seem to change (slightly) but I couldn't quite find a pattern.January 30, 2014 at 8:59 am #426514
Z vs zo, well, it's just a matter of pronunciation. Zo is followed by letters of the following word as z, s or ž, š. It is very hard to say Som z Slovenska, that's why Slovak put there -o to sound it easier. Examples: Prišiel som z Ukrajiny. (I've came from Ukraine) – see, z is very easy to pronounce when followed by U-. Or, Prichádza z Ruska. (He is coming from Russia) – also, Slovaks don't have troubles to pronounce z followed by R-. But, Prídem zo Slovinska. (I'll come from Slovenia) – z and S- have very similar sounds, that's why you need to put something between them: -o.January 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm #426515
That makes….SO much more sense Thank you for the help I can't wait to make some progress!!!!March 2, 2015 at 1:16 am #366015
My mom and I want to get a hold on this kid and now he won’t use this website. @36crazyfists
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