This is a useful phrase in Hungarian? Here we don't paint judges yet we do occasionally frame them...
thanks! i guess i'm still a bit confused as to why/when the indefinate article 'egy' gets dropped. seems to generally get dropped for the plural, certainly when speaking categorically. but in singular situation like this one, its dissapearance seems mysterious. granted i've read the hungarian is not as demanding of articles as English.
I think it helps to remember that egy actually means "one". A lack of an article gives it a more general meaning and/or refers to "one or more".
On Hungarian being less demanding: that might be true for egy, that it's not used as often as the English "a", but the Hungarian a is much more used than the English "the". It appears in pretty much anything that's definite: "This woman" - "Ez a nő."