"The kindergarten teacher is looking for a girl."

Translation:Az óvónő egy lányt keres.

July 5, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/skahmed

Does óvónő have a male equivalent (óvó/óvóférfi)? If the teacher was male, would it still be óvónő?

July 5, 2016

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Óvóbácsi :)

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/skahmed

Köszönöm!

July 5, 2016

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I'd like to add that since male kindergarten teachers are rare or non-existent (I've never seen any) there was no need for a word to come about. I've only ever heard "óvóbácsi" used humourosly.

July 5, 2016

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I don't know of any male equivalent. 2 thoughts about this sentence: 1. óvónő is the formal word, children usually say óvónéni (néni is used for older ladies, and since any adult working as a kindergarten teacher is much older to the children, they call them óvónéni even if she's kinda young) 2. the same applies here as in many other sentences in this course: english word order is not as free as hungarian. The first translation I thought of was "Az óvónő keres egy lányt". The given answer "Az óvónő egy lányt keres" has an emphasis on "a girl", so she's looking for a girl, not a boy

July 16, 2016

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My brother in law's profession is "óvóbácsi" though he has never worked as one. What a pity! There should be more men among teachers, especially in kindergarten. Very rare specimen.

August 15, 2016
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