Why did it mark me wrong when I put it is a large hotel. Surely it is the same as big?
Ok I do not remember now what I put but I will remember ez means location in the future. Thanks these comments by other learners are so helpful.
The Hungarian sentence here feels a little off - "Ez egy nagy szálloda" would be a more correct way to say "This is a big hotel".
"Ez a szálloda nagy" would sound nicer as well, but that literally means "This hotel is big".
Either way, "Ez nagy szálloda" doesn't really sound natural in most cases.
These two sentences
'Ez (egy) nagy szálloda' and 'Ez a szálloda nagy'
are grammatically and semantically not equivalent - considering their predicate.
Fair enough, 'Ez egy nagy szálloda.' sounds a bit better.
Ez indicates location therefore "this" should be part of the correct answer.
I get confused with the "gy" sound ... is it like a "j" sound like job or "g" sound like go... is the y silent?!?! It is said too fast in the audio
it's actually neither - it's called a palatal stop (or affricate depending on the linguist you're talking to). it's closer to a "d" sound than "j" or "g" but still not quite a "d." Anyway you asked this a month ago so i'm guessing if you've stuck with it you'll have found out by now. As for the "y" being silent, it's because it's actually a digraph, so "gy" is treated as one letter, much like how in English "ch" signifies just one sound, not two.