I opened the comment section just to see the response to this fashion controversy, was not disappointed
This will be the most common sentence in the Czech course. Sadly it's a national tradition. Hungarians have better clothing habits on average.
If you access the sentence discussion from somewhere else than the lessons and practice (for example through the notification of me replying to your comment), you can upvote the sentence itself. :)
That's not quite exact. The grammatical plural of zokni is indeed zoknik, but that implies that you talk about multiple pairs of socks.
In general, if you talk about something that usually comes in pairs, you use the singular word in Hungarian.
Ok, thank you for this remark. The Hu-Ger course on Memrise only says that zokni can be both a single sock and socks so I wasn't aware it´s different with multiple pairs.
We say 'fél pár zokni' if we want to clarify that it's just one sock, and the other half is missing. The same with fél pár cipő, etc
Okay BUT this is correct too: “Találtam egy kis kék zoknit a mosodában.”
@zsuzsi: yes, that is correct, although it doesn't clarify if that is one piece or a pair. In that context, we'll assume that it's one single piece that got left behind.
@zsuzsi: I think I wouldn't, to keep the sentence comprehensible. Probably the sock is in your hand, so they can see that it is one, and small and blue are more important to describe it. But you can say 'találtam egy fél pár kicsi kék zoknit a mosodában'.
On the other hand, if I've lost that sock and went to look for it, I'd certainly specify if it's a pair or half a pair. Like this:
Talált valaki egy fél pár/egy pár kicsi kék zoknit?
Not surprising that this fashion disaster raises a question. Likely we are discussing someone wearing sandals with a pair of "féhér (white) zokni"! Unbearably ugly. Thanks for the smile. Now back to work.
Lol this is completely normal in the Pacific Northwest! I don't see the big deal
In Southern Europe countries this is considered ridicolous, clownish, ugly. But there is a way that is considered even worse: white socks with sandals!