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Czech ‘bavit’

The database knows following meanings of the Czech word ‘bavit’:

  • to talk
  • to enjoy
  • to entertain

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The database has information related to this term for Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Slovak and Slovenian.

Czech ‘bavit’:

  • The Czech meaning ‘to talk’ is unique.
  • The Czech meaning ‘to enjoy’ is shared by Polish bawić się and Slovak bavit.
  • The Czech meaning ‘to entertain’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘to be interested in’ (not present in Czech ‘bavit’, translated as ‘zabývat se’) is attested in Croatian baviti se, Polish bawić się, Slovak bavit and Slovenian baviti.
  • The meaning ‘to occupy oneself with’ (not present in Czech ‘bavit’) is attested in Slovenian baviti se.
  • The meaning ‘to slow down’ (not present in Czech ‘bavit’, translated as ‘zpomalovat’) is attested in Bulgarian бавя.
Czech
bavit
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. to talk
  2. to enjoy
  3. забавлявам / to entertain
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Bulgarian
бавя
Meaning in Czech:
  • zpomalovat / to slow down
Czech
bavit
Meaning:
  1. to talk
  2. to enjoy
  3. to entertain
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Croatian
baviti se
Meaning in Czech:
  • zabývat se / to be interested in
Czech
bavit
Meaning:
  1. to talk
  2. to enjoy
  3. to entertain
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Polish
bawić się
Meaning in Czech:
  1. zabývat se / to be interested in
  2. to enjoy
Czech
bavit
Meaning:
  1. to talk
  2. to enjoy
  3. to entertain
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Slovak
bavit
Meaning in Czech:
  1. zabývat se / to be interested in
  2. to enjoy
Czech
bavit
Meaning in Slovenian:
  1. pogovarjati se / to talk
  2. to enjoy
  3. to entertain
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Slovenian
I.   baviti
Meaning in Czech:
  • zabývat se / to be interested in
II.  baviti seMeaning:
  • to occupy oneself with

Meanings:

‘to talk’
‘to be interested in’
‘to enjoy’
‘to occupy oneself with’
‘to entertain’
‘to slow down’
no such word
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Meanings
to talk to be interested in to enjoy to occupy oneself with to entertain to slow down
Polish bawić się++
Czech bavit+++
Slovak bavit++
Slovenian baviti+
Slovenian baviti se+
Croatian baviti se+
Bulgarian бавя+
Meanings to talk to be interested in to enjoy to occupy oneself with to entertain to slow down

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