"A ház nem nagy, hanem kicsi."

Translation:The house is not big, but small.

July 5, 2016

18 Comments


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

Nagy can mean large too right?

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stuttgart3

Right. :)

July 5, 2016

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

What is the difference between kis and kicsi?

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/96314081311257

Kis can be used only when it's preceded by a noun, otherwise nothing.

A kicsi ház. = A kis ház.

A ház kicsi. /= *A ház kis.

Technically they are two different stems of the same word, it's just that in that one specific case both can be used.

July 7, 2016

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

When it is followed by a noun.

January 11, 2019

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

why not large

July 10, 2016

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

makes no difference I guess

May 30, 2019

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

"the house is not big, but rather small" doesn't work?

July 11, 2016

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

It does not work because rather small here would translate elég kicsi. If you wanted to say the house is small rather than big, inkább kicsi mint nagy would be okay. TedJ

July 11, 2016

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

JDLENL didn't mean "rather small". (S)he meant "but rather", which is another way of saying "but" in this kind of sentence. "Hanem" is usually "but" in English but "but rather" is another way to say this.

September 6, 2016

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

Oh boy, English being ambiguous here? ... Note the moment guys. I'm sick of hearing how Hungarian is nonsensically ambiguous.

May 30, 2019

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

Why doesn't "the house is not big, but small" work?

August 25, 2016

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

because you typed it in another program...?seriously,this is the right answer,so maybe a bug?

August 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia263580

I thought "is not" is the same as nincs, so why not use nincs instead of nem

February 1, 2019

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

Because "is not" is not the same as "nincs". "Nincs" is about existence ("there isn't"), not about characteristics.

February 2, 2019

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    cp. keske, keche etc.

    December 8, 2016

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

    and we can use home

    July 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malik02135

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