"A busz kint van."

Translation:The bus is outside.

July 13, 2016



I thought Hungarian didn't use "to be" in the present tense. Or am I confusing it with another language?

July 13, 2016


When the statement is an adjective, 'van' is omitted in the present tense unless the sentence has an imperative or a conditional mood. When the statement is an adverb, 'van' is always present in the sentence.

  • A busz kék. = "The bus is blue."
  • A busz gyors. = "The bus is fast."
  • A busz a buszmegállóban van/áll. = "The bus is in the bus stop."
  • A busz két autó között van. = "The bus is between two cars."

Also, when the statement is a noun, 'van' is omitted:

  • A busz egy jármű. = "The bus is a vehicle."
  • A busz nem játék. = "The bus is not a toy." or "The bus is no toy."
July 13, 2016


Maybe Russian. You don't need to use a word to state that you are describing a thing, or a thing is doing a thing.

June 6, 2018


Except when talking about location. Ő francia (he is french) but ő itt van (he is here)

July 8, 2017


Buses run outside? Who knew?

October 18, 2016


There's also the notion of a bus depot having a garage.

April 29, 2017


Typing the exact same translation "the bus is outside" I got a wrong. I think there's an issue here

July 8, 2017


When I translated it as "The bus is outdoors", it was considered wrong, but I got "outdoors" from a previous note in the lessons about "kint" - 'outside, outdoors, out'. I think "outdoors" should be counted as correct here.

July 3, 2017


Report it.

July 3, 2017


Why does "van" come at the end of the sentence?

July 11, 2017


"The bus is outside" = "A busz kint van"
"it is the bus that is outside( and not something else)" = "A busz van kint" - the "van" in this case refers to the bus, emphasizing it.

July 12, 2017


The word before the verb "van" is emphasized. So in the sentence: "A busz kint van", the emphasis is on "kint" (i.e. outside). And in the sentence "A busz van kint", the emphasis is on the "busz". However, this second sentence depends on the reference to the other vehicle.

January 30, 2019


Does "van" basically mean is, but only when talking about location?

July 29, 2017


Yes, "van" means is. For the second part you may want to check out http://www.hungarianreference.com/Van-is-exists-omitting.aspx

July 31, 2017


Also: "A busz kinn van." "A busz odakint van.", "A busz odakinn van." "A busz kívül van."

January 30, 2019


can it be inside??? inside where??

March 15, 2019
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