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"Ez egy alma, az pedig egy szék."

Translation:This is an apple, and that is a chair.

June 30, 2016



Interesting, in Crimean Tatar "apple" also is "alma".


As far as I know in Azeri too.


It's elma in turkish as well. As I understood it, all these languages named the fruit after the place they got it from - there was a city called alma or something like that. It's the same as how in Turkish and Greek orange (the fruit) is called portakal and portokali both in reference to Portugal which sold it to them.


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Thanks for pointing that out, as I mistook the chair for an apple.


'Pedig' means 'and' or 'but'? Can that sentence be translated as 'This is an apple, but that is a chair'?


I would translate it, at least in this case, with "whereas" or "while", but I didn't risk it so I don't know whether it is accepted or not.


I personally think translating it the way Hungarians are actually saying it is very useful. Am I correct in understanding this sentence in this manner: this one apple, that and, one chair


No. At least because here "egy" is definitely not a numeral but an article. So if you really want to do that it should rather be "this an apple, that on the other hand a chair".

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