"Nem szeretem ezeket a nőket."

Translation:I do not like these women.

July 6, 2016

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why do you use EZEKET and A at the same time?


this = ez + a these = ezek + a


Why in the previous exercise when they wrote "I like girls" and I answered "Szeretem a lányokat" they considered it wrong and corrected me with "Szeretek a lányokat" but now "Szeretem" seems to be totally fine? Why not szeretek??


Definite conjugation vs. indefinite. Szeretek a lányokat" - I like girls in general - indefinite conjugation.
"Szeretem azokat lányokat" - I like those girls - definite conjugation.
See the "tips" for plural accusative for more info.

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What kind of liking is this: the personal kind of liking, or the shallower appearance-based liking?


The appearance based liking is "tetszik". It would be "Nem tetszenek ezek a nők."


Does "Nem tetszenek ezek a nők" automatically imply that the speaker is the object? There's no object pronoun, so how do we know who dislikes these women?


If you want to know how dislikes who, you have to check the dative pronoun in the sentence. If it's missing, as in this case, it's 'nekem'. In any other case, you have to put neked, neki, nektek, nekünk, nekik in the sentence.


So when the object pronoun is missing, the assumption is that it's the speaker ("nekem")? And why dative? Is there (or could there be) an object in the accusative as well?

For those of you who speak or have studied Spanish, is tetszik similar to gustar? ("He/she/it/etc pleases me")?


Although I wouldn't go as far as to say that "pleases" is a perfect alternative to "tetszik" but yeah, the idea is the same, that's how the Hungarian expression works too. Actually, come to think of it, it can also depend on the context like:

  • Nem tetszik. (nekem is missing because it's implied)
  • Miért nem tetszik? (neked is missing because it refers back to the previous sentence so it is understood)


I am in section 4 and going back to this module because it was cracked. This is the first time I have ever used ezeket (I obviously know the article rules by now), but I can see where this can throw off a new user. There needs to be something on this in the Tips section.


why is it ezeket a vs. ezek a?


The article takes the same suffix as the noun itself. You will need to make sure you know this because there will be a lot more suffixes:
Ezekben a házakban - in these houses.
Azokhoz az autókhoz - to those cars. ...and there are irregular'ed articles, too. You'll get to those....kinda interesting :)


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