přes

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *perz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pr̝̊ɛs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Preposition[edit]

přes (+ accusative)

  1. across
    Naštěstí přes řeku vedl most.Fortunately, there was a bridge across the river.
  2. via (by way of; passing through)
    Jeli z New Yorku do Los Angeles přes Omahu.They drove from New York to Los Angeles via Omaha.
  3. despite, in spite of
    Přes výslovný zákaz vstoupil na pozemek.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Usage notes[edit]

Some uses of the English sense of "via" are translated into Czech without a preposition:

Do budovy můžete vstoupit západní branou. — You can enter the building via the western gate.

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