"The girl is in the front and the boy is in the back."

Translation:A lány elöl van, a fiú meg hátul.

July 3, 2016

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/plutonyum80

Is "van" necessary?

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/arne.kaldhusdal

Yes, "van" is necessary here as the question is about location and not about attributes (predicatives).

Where is the girl: A lány hátul van. How is the girl (like): A lány szép

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

What's wrong with "A lány elöl van, a fiú meg hátul van?" I was marked wrong.

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fmk64

This is grammatically perfect, but Duo seems to prefer parsimony, and in this case you can omit the 2nd 'van'. Actually the sentence is more natural without the 2nd 'van'.

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ColonelCrock

This was marked wrong, 'meg' should have been 'pedig'. Somewhere else here it says 'meg' and 'pedig' are interchangeable.

September 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Quiques95

Why does meg goes after a fiu? It sounds to me as "the girl is in the front, the boy and is in the back

November 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/A35321232

Can I use pedig instead of meg here?

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fmk64

Yes, you can!

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sninguistics

Is it wrong to use és here? The English doesn't really distinguish.

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fmk64

No, not at all, "és" is fine here.

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sninguistics

Thank you!

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hatcher

It's not wrong per se but you should use "meg" if you really want to express the same thing.

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sninguistics

Is there a reason why meg is preferable, apart from the fact that the two of them are in opposite directions?

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hatcher

"meg" has nothing to do with directions, it's just the way to express this in Hungarian.

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sninguistics

Alright, thank you!

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ishana92

What is the difference between meg and pedig (and es while we're at it)?

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/fmk64

In this context there is no difference, they are interchangeable.

August 17, 2016
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