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"A nő nincs otthon"

I couldn't find it in sentence discussions, so I decided to ask here. Why in this sentence is the word "nincs" used? Shouldn't it be "nem van"?

July 1, 2016

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"nem van" is not used it hungarian. it becomes "nincs".

July 1, 2016

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Technically we never say nem van. But if you want to sound funny you can say that, like in this song:

http://www.zeneszoveg.hu/dalszoveg/88527/soho-party/miert-nincs-nyaron-ho-zeneszoveg.html

2xRefrén: M'ért nincs nyáron hó, az volna a jó, ha volna hó, de nem van!

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka

Thank you for the answer!

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka

Thanks for the answer! Now I understand.

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

By the way, nincs is synonymous with "nincsen," but I think nincs is a lot more common. I'm not a native speaker, so I read about it in a book but since then have never actually seen "nincsen," always "nincs."

I wanted to start with that because I'm actually here to add that "nem vannak" becomes "nincsenek."

  • A nő nincs(en) otthon

  • A nők nincsenek otthon

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka

Thank you!

July 1, 2016
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