"She is a girl, and he is a boy."

Translation:Ő lány, ő pedig fiú.

July 2, 2016

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Why can't I order it as "O lány, pedig o fiú"


Because it would mean: "She is a girl, but she is actually a boy."


My cell phone will not allow me to do a double accent mark.


On Android I had to enable the Hungarian keyboard to get the ö character.


Would it be right to say "Ő lány, és ő fiú."?


Yes, it is correct. But it sounds more natural with "ő pedig fiú". In this case, "pedig" means something like "on the other hand" or "whereas".
I wrote a little explanation here, if interested:


Thanks very much! You are great!


Perhaps the English translation should be a little more precise in that regard? Maybe use "whereas", "on the other hand" as opposed to simply "and"


Thank you from me too! Take TWO lingots!


Why not meg ? Doesn't meg mean and , pedig means whereas ?


Why would this be incorrect? "Ö van egy lány, pedig ö egy fiú"


"Ő egy lány, ő pedig egy fiú" is correct. "van" is omitted in Hungarian unless there's an adverb or something like that. Not sure how the rule goes.


Also, if you put "pedig" first, it means something like "although". "Megbuktam, pedig tanultam." (I failed although I studied.)


To be precise, pedig does not only mean although - that is only one meaning.

It can also mean "and":

  • Ő egy lány, ő pedig egy fiú

  • She is a girl and he is a boy.

  • Ez az enyém, ez pedig a tiéd. or Ez az enyém ez meg a tied.

  • This is mine, and this is yours.


I said that's what it meant if you put it first in the clause because that's the mistake she made.


Firstly, it's Ő, not Ö. Secondly, if you put "van" in the first clause, it is better to put it in the second clause too. Also, since the word order in Hungarian is free, there are lots of different versions of one sentence, it's really hard to add them all during development stage.

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    What would this mean and is it correct? "Ő meg lány, ő pedig fiú."

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