"Az új pályaudvar nem ott van, hanem itt."

Translation:The new railway station is not over there, but here.

July 16, 2016



"... isn't there, but here" is so incredibly unnatural in English, at least for me. I get it - hanem means "but" or "but rather" (that specific sense of "but" used to introduce a correction in a clause, not A but B, but I essentially don't use it in English.

I use its equivalent sondern all the time in German ...

HU: Az új pályaudvar nem ott van, hanem itt.

DE: Der neue Bahnhof ist nicht dort, sondern hier

... but he way I say this in English is:

EN: The new train station isn't there; it's here.

I hope all of these sentences with "hanem" are expanded to include other translations in English that don't use "but".

September 8, 2016


Curiously, the same happens in Spanish: we wouldn't use the Spanish counterpart of "hanem"; we would just use a juxtaposition and have another clause stating the correct information.

February 18, 2018


i agree

September 19, 2016


Is the "van" in this sentence required, or I can also say "Az új pályaudvar nem ott, hanem itt"?

November 4, 2016


Van is required when you are telling where something is.

February 25, 2019


What I wrote could be right- the new train station is not here, it is there.

May 22, 2017


It's not bad, but as a translation it's a bit off from the original.

May 22, 2017


No it's not, if you want a literal translation then it is, but as a proper sentence nope. Same in spanish, we use the word "sino" instead of "pero" which is literally what "hanem" and "but" means in spanish. Saying "La nueva estación no está allá, pero aquí" will be really weird, just like in english.

July 14, 2018



May 22, 2017


'the new station is not there but here'.... can we not omit railway in this sentence? Only 'Station' is highlighted in the description of Pályaudvar!

July 16, 2016


Yes, you can omit the "railway", "pályaudvar" can also mean "bus station".

July 16, 2016



July 17, 2016


It didn't accept station. It told me that the answer should have 'railway station'

August 22, 2016
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