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"Te szeretsz engem?"

Translation:Do you love me?

July 16, 2016



Why is it not "szereted" since it refers to a specific person?


It's a bit weird. The definite conjugation is only used if the object is a third person. So only with anything you call by name (Andrást, a lányt), and the pronouns őt, őket, önt, önöket, magát, magukat. For everything else (engem, téged, minket, titeket and their variants) you use indefinite, including the -lak/-lek form, where appropriate.


Thanks from my side too!


That explains so much of my troubles


I wrote "Do you like me?", which was marked as incorrect, but if I hover over "szeretsz" here, it shows "like" and "love." Is either one acceptable for this sentence, or is "love" the better answer?


"Szeretni" means to like when talking about inanimate objects, food, pets... and to love when talking about two people.

  • Te szeretsz engem? = "Do you love me?"
  • Te kedvelsz engem? = "Do you like me?"
  • Milyen zenét szeretsz? = "What kind of music do you like/love?"
  • Milyen zenét kedvelsz? = "What kind of music do you like?"

There is another common formula to remember:

The thing or person that you like + 'tetszik' + yourself as the indirect object.

  • Ő tetszik nekem. = "He/she" + 'tetszik' + "me." = "I like him/her."


Thank you for sharing your knowledge!


I think both are acceptable.


This is getting cheesy, szeretlek


Ő nem szeret engem :'(


right in the feels, bro. Know how it is


Elsewhere in the course you will find szeretsz? just the one word by itself and the question mark. We are told that, usually, this means "do you love me?" without the need for "engem." Personally, given the scope for misunderstanding and the consequences, I find the use of "engem" rather reassuring. There again, by using "szeretsz?" alone, the questioner is left with a possible escape route if needed I suppose.


Awee Igen szeretlek te zöld sar


------- why isn't it, "szeretlek ? ) ?? . . .

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The -lak/-lek is only used if the subject is "I"/én, and the direct object is "you"/téged or titeket. So "I love you".

In this sentence it's the other way around - you love me - so the verb has the normal -sz conjugation.

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