"A repülőtérre siet ki a sofőr?"

Translation:Is the driver hurrying out to the airport?

July 15, 2016

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Rushing is a much more natural word to use. Or just hurrying, but rushing is better. I don't think I've ever heard a native English speaker saying, "hurrying out". It sounds like Hunglish to me.


I disagree. Hurrying to the airport implies going a bit fast but rushing is much faster... Quite a different sense, in my form of English anyway.


rush out - is even a bit much. Rush to - maybe is the best. Thanks TLBarta, glad to know people still have some common sense.


Duolingo language learning always seems to result in some very awkward sentences. In my opinion, this tendency is even more pronounced when going from Hungarian to English, perhaps because the languages are so different structurally. Nevertheless, I will proceed (another odd verb I keep seeing here) with learning Hungarian while attempting to keep my English "real". ;p


Yeah, word by word translation is not always a good idea... I do hear "please proceed" even at airports and such (haladjon elore) though hardly ever used in personal conversation. Keep up the good work! why do we speak in English, Mr Barta? Sounds like you're a native speaker. Minden jot!


Why is the KI needed? It irritates me a lot, because I think, that something is missing in the sentence, like siet ki a házból. Ki sietni sounds like hurrying OUT of somewhere and not TO somewhere. Or I could also understand siet BE a repülötérre in this sentence.


Heló Krisbaudi, "KI" means that the airport is outside the city, and indeed most of the airports are somewhere on the outskirts of the city so in this case the driver is going from inside the city (downtown) to outside, hence "KI" is used. "BE" would be used in case the driver is already at the airport and he is hurrying "INSIDE" the airport building. Örülök, hogy segíthettem. Sok sikert a további tanuláshoz és kellemes ünnepeket kívánok. :)


Nagyon köszönöm deninho777! Ez nagyon logikus hangzik :-) neked is kívánok jó sikert és kellemes ünnepeket.


Heló, még egy kis hiba javítás. :) Ez nagyon "logikusan" vagy "logikusnak" hangzik, vagy "Ez nagyon logikus." a "hangzik" szó nélkül használjuk. További szép napot.


Is it entirely necessary that the airport be outside the city? I could imagine this English sentence (which I would note for the benefit of non-native English speakers is, indeed, completely natural, more common than without the "out" - one blissful commonality between two very different languages) also being used even in reference to downtown airports if the driver has to leave some sort of conceptually enclosed area to get there: say a chauffeur leaving a dispatch center in the suburbs to head to Washington Reagan airport or some such.


Hi Adam, no, it's fine as you wrote, even without using "KI" it's completely fine. "KI" is just there to put emphasis to the position of the airport, that is "OUT" there in it's own separated area with high fence. So even it's in the city like the one you've mentioned, it has it's own life, very big area and it seems like being outside the city. Hope it helps. Happy Holidays bro. :)


is the driver rushing to the airport? sounds just the same to me.


Is it possible to write this sentence in another order? Hungarian word order confuses me a lot :/


To me, it seemed the emphasis in this question was in the airport, not in the driver: so I answered "is the airport the driver is hurrying to?" . But it was wrong. Why?


Just a beginner in Hungarian, but following what's been explained, I think you are correct. You've just omitted a necessary "it": Is it the airport (that) the driver is hurrying (out) to?


Is the driver rushing out to the airport---should be accepted. Hurry and rush are synonyms.


agree, Eliot. That's the case in the US at least.


why not kisiet? In the tips it says that the preverb follows the verb when there is a negation or in questions containing the question word (what where when how etc) so although this is a question, it doesn't contain a question word.


But why ki is not in a preverb position as the name of the lesson suggests? And does such form as "kisiet" exist somehow?


Take a look at the Tips and Notes for this section. They explain that the so-called 'preverb' does not always come before the verb.


Hurrying = rushing? Or not?

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