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"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/profile/plutonyum80

Is "van" necessary?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Apahegy

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ColonelCrock

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A35321232

Can I use pedig instead of meg here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

Yes, you can!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sninguistics

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

No, not at all, "és" is fine here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hatcher

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sninguistics

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hatcher

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sninguistics

Alright, thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ishana92

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fmk64

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

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