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Mood: mood

Values: Cnd Imp Ind

Mood is a feature that expresses modality and subclassifies finite verb forms.

Ind: indicative

The indicative can be considered the default mood. A verb in indicative merely states that something happens, has happened or will happen, without adding any attitude of the speaker.


Imp: imperative

The speaker uses imperative to order or ask the addressee to do the action of the verb.

Czech verbs (except for modal verbs) have imperative forms of the second person singular, first person plural and second person plural. Occasionally an imperative can be used in the third person, typically expressing a wish that something happens (it is rather archaic but not impossible). Some verbs have specific forms for this (být “be” has budiž in singular and buďtež in plural), which will then be annotated with Mood=Imp and Person=3.


Cnd: conditional

The conditional mood is used to express actions that would have taken place under some circumstances but they actually did not / do not happen.

Czech has present conditional and past conditional, both formed periphrastically using the past participle of the content verb, and a special form of the auxiliary verb být. The special form resembles forms of the historic aorist tense, which disappeared from Czech during the 15th century.

The past participle of the content verb is not marked as conditional because it can also be used in past indicative.


Mood in other languages: [ab] [akk] [arr] [bej] [bg] [bm] [cs] [cy] [el] [eme] [en] [es] [ess] [et] [fi] [fr] [ga] [gd] [gn] [gub] [hbo] [hu] [hy] [it] [jaa] [ka] [ky] [mdf] [myv] [pcm] [qpm] [qtd] [quc] [ru] [say] [sl] [sv] [tpn] [tr] [tt] [u] [ug] [uk] [urb] [urj]