"Yes, I'm good" means "Jó vagyok". "Jól vagyok" is "I am fine" or "I am well" or "I am doing well" :-)
No, no, no - please. "I'm good" is perfect, it does mean "I'm fine" in this very context, even though it is somewhat informal. True enough, if you wanna say you are good, you would say the same.
Many would argue that "I'm doing good/I am good" is bad English.
There was this image going around the internet, I guess a movie quote or something:
"How are you doing?"
-"I'm doing good"
"Are you superman? Cause he's doing good. You're doing well."
I'm sorry, Martin. I used to believe that, too, but it's wrong. "I'm good" is perfectly acceptable.
Well people argue that "fast" is not an adverb, but an adjective, so you should use "quickly" instead.
"We arrived there fast" vs "We arrived there quickly".
I guess prolonged usage of something that has always been considered wrong, technically renders it correct after a certain while. Since it's being used by many, who's to say it's wrong?
In all honesty, I did say bad English, not wrong. There is a subtle difference. But I understand what you're saying.
No, it's not bad English. You didn't read the link, did you? If you did, you would know why your example of "We arrived there fast" is still incorrect, but "I'm good" is correct.
To me, being not a native English speaker, it just sounds odd. Not wrong but definitaly not as natural as "I am fine".
If we're learning English, I would definitely say you have to do good/well the correct way. But as we're learning Hungarian, I would like to do grammatical errors that doesn't affect the meaning. We've still shown that we've understood the Hungarian sentence, that should be enough. – The same should go with mixing up is/are.
Thank you for your input. I'm thrilled this course has finally gotten off the ground, and I would just like to say that comments like yours are EXTREMELY helpful for those of us for whom Hungarian is not just a foreign language, but a very unfamiliar one. So please, keep them coming. :-)
We, Hungarians are always very glad if someone started to learn our language! We know it is not easy and the Hungarian language is not comparable to any other language. So, if you need any help with, feel free to ask us! :)
Just a big "Thank you!" from here, too. I always thought Hungarian is an exciting language and finally we are able to learn it on Duolingo....spiced up with native Hungarian comments that improve the course even more. Nagyon szepen köszönöm!
Isn't Hungarian comparable with Finnish? I don't mean it's a carbon copy, but that there are similarities. – But the languages are more like cousins than siblings, so there might be huge differences.
" the Hungarian language is not comparable to any other language" You can get off the high horse.... Hungarian is an agglutinative language, and also in the Finno-ugric family, so YES it is comparable. And EVERY language is special in it's own way. És igen magyar vagyok én is.
this is really helpful to learn the difference in expression so it jhelps me speak the language with more detail, fluency
jó vs. jól... Does jól in this case mean ''to be'' while the other does not? Similar to the Irish copula?