"Péter kit ismer?"

Translation:Whom does Péter know?

July 13, 2016



Blimen' whom. I hate that word.

July 28, 2016


I was wondering why it isn't the following: "Who knows Peter?" How can you tell from the word order?

July 30, 2016


I don't think that it has anything to do with the word order. In "Who knows Peter", "who" would be the subject and Peter the accusative. But in the example the -t suffix after ki (kit) makes it clear that "kit" is the accusative in this sentence and not the subject.

August 10, 2016


Because the word needs to be "whom." Think of it this way: If you can answer with "him" it is whom, if you can put in "he" it is "who."

In this example it would be "Whom does Peter know?" "Peter knows him."

July 31, 2016


That would be "Ki ismer Petert?"

September 21, 2017


Because here they're putting emphasis on Peter

April 8, 2019


Does Hungarian differentiate between who and whom?

August 22, 2016


Yes, it does, but the english (colloquial) language is a bit sloppy with those two words ;-)

Who? = Ki?

example: Ki megy a házba? = Who goes into the house?

Whom? = Kit?

example: Kit ismersz? / Kit ismertek? / Kit ismer? = Whom do you know? (single you / plural you / formal you)

August 28, 2016


Ah I see! The "t" indicates the accusative case, and whom is supposed to be the accusative form of who. Thank you!

August 28, 2016


Upper class english

March 27, 2019


Correct English actually. Although I'm sure DL accepts "who".

March 27, 2019
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