"Are we men or lawyers?"

Translation:Férfiak vagyunk vagy ügyvédek?

July 9, 2016



Another Duo classic.

July 9, 2016


This one made my chuckle.

September 10, 2017


Can we start the question with the verb? Vagyunk férfiak vagy ügyvédek?

July 20, 2016


If the answer "Igen." ("Yes, we are") is acceptable to you, then yes. :)
Otherwise no, you can't really do that here. The focus is on the choice, the subject, not on the verb. So the subject must be in front of the verb.

October 31, 2016


Why is the verb required here? Why not "Mi férfiak vagy ügyvédek?" (marked wrong)

July 11, 2016


The rule is that you only omit the verb in the 3rd person.

So it's like this: Férfi vagyok Férfi vagy BUT Ő férfi

Férfiak vagyunk Férfiak vagytok BUT Ők férfiak**

I think you can even omit the Ő-Ők and still be correct , but I am not sure about this. Maybe a native speaker can clarify.

July 11, 2016


Yes, the pronoun can be omitted in third person too.

July 12, 2016


кösönöm szépen

July 12, 2016


I don't understand why men and lawyers haven't got the object ending since "we" is the subject?

November 21, 2016


Because "to be" doesn't take an object -- it's not really an action.

Perhaps it helps you to think of it as "we = men" -- "men" and "we" refer to the same people, so they're both in the same case, the nominative (no ending).

November 21, 2016


Thank you for that answer, I had the same question and was always making the mistake.

Thanks to your explanation, I think I finally got it! :D

November 26, 2018


It is not like Polish "nie jestesmy mezczyznAMI".

February 15, 2019


-t object endings only apply to verbs that takes an accussive. There is no accusative in this sentence.

June 24, 2017
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