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"Köszönöm, János!"

Translation:Thank you, János!

June 30, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mahovlich

Thanks, John! Should also work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TobyBartels

Is it a matter of formality? (I've reported it anyway.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vvsey

Yes, both "thank you" and "thanks" should be accepted. The Hungarian "köszönöm" does also have a shortened version, "köszi" (or "kösz"), but it is not a one-to-one with "thanks". I am trying to find a pattern here... I think "köszi" is much more informal than "thanks". Definitely do NOT put it at the end of an email. Use it with friends and family only.
And, when addressing someone by name, the more formal version of one's name goes better with "köszönöm". To demonstrate with an English name:

Köszönöm, William - Thank you, William - perfect
Köszönöm, Bill - Thank you, Bill - just fine
Köszi, William - This one sounds weird
Köszi, Bill - Thanks, Bill - fine

So, yes, ther is some formality involved, on the Hungarian side.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

You are right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pizspozseng

Most common male names in order: László, István, József, János, Zoltán, Sándor, Gábor, Ferenc, Attila, Péter, Tamás. Among newborns: Bence, Máté, Levente, Dominik, Marcell, Noel, Dávid, Dániel, Milán, Áron, Zalán.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HiMeCriss

My Hungarian friend's name is János, haha !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MercedesWa51364

I wrote: Thank you János and the program gave me wrong!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah559882

The spelling is killing me!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pizspozseng

Not that difficult. There are 40 letters (some of them are combinations) that are always spelled the same.

B, d, f, h, k, l, m, n, p, t, v, z are pronounced equal or similar to English. G is like English hard g. C: ts, cs: ch, s: sh, sz: s, j/ly: y, ny: New, SoNia, zs: g in genre, gy is explained on some websites.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HiMeCriss

ny is like ñ in Spanish or gn in French guys !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarksAaron

Most Hungarian name ever.

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