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"Pécsett nagy terek, régi épületek, és barátságos emberek vannak."

Translation:There are big squares, old buildings, and friendly people in Pécs.

July 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gergo2

In case anyone is wondering about the strange form "Pécsett" for "in Pécs", here is an explanation (of sorts) in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_noun_phrase#Town.2Fcity_names Pécs is, I think, the only town where the locative -tt form is in widespread use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iRBiS

Pécsett, Győrött, Győrben are all correct forms; other towns of Hungarian origin take the much more common locative suffix 'on/en/ön.' The suffix 'ott' may also be used with town names that end with 'vár' (castle).

Sopronban, Debrecenben have the suffix 'ban/ben.' The names of those cities end with 'on/en.'

Esztergomban, Veszprémben also use the suffix 'ban/ben' due to their endings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenMans2

"In Pécs" can be places either at the end of this sentence, or at the beginning. Reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lili920420

I think my answer gives the same information and was not accepted. I wrote: Pecs has big squares, old buildings and friendly people. What is wrong with it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arne.kaldhusdal

I just noticed the use of an Oxford comma (the one before "and") in this sentence, but I can't recall having seen it in previous enumerations in this course. I can understand the usage in the English translation as Duolingo rather tends towards American English, but I'm curious to learn from Hungarian native speakers if the Oxford comma is standard (or perhaps even wrong?) in Hungarian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi

You are right... there is no Oxford comma in Hungarian.

The Hu sentence should be "Pécsett nagy terek, régi épületek és barátságos emberek vannak."

(or Pécsen)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arne.kaldhusdal

Thank you! That's what I suspected.

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