"Befutok a kertbe és beugrom a vízbe."

Translation:I run into the garden and jump into the water.

July 17, 2016



Thank you. There used to be some explanation before hungarian moved to the app. It is a very complex language and needs explanation. Thanks again to people who help other students.

August 18, 2016


It was possibly a mistake opening Hungarian to the app, because the "tips and notes" for individual skills are not shown to app users -- making them miss out on important explanations and causing them to ask questions that have been answered already in the introductions to the skills.

Then rather than being collected in one place, those questions get answered in lots of little split-up sentence discussions, possibly differently in each place, depending on where the poor app user initially asked them.

And I'm sure that 99.8% of app users don't even know of the existence of the tips and notes - the others can at least open the skill in their mobile browser to rread the T+N before doing the skill in the app.

August 18, 2016


I always open the duolingo web page on my Android browser to see the tip n notes for each lesson.

July 20, 2018


Why is it necessary to prefix the verb with "be" if the indirect object already has the suffix "be"?

December 6, 2016


The verbal prefix is not necessary, but serves two roles.

  1. It moves the focus to the verb itself, putting emphasis on the action.
  2. It gives the verb a perfective aspect. We will actually end up in the garden. We're not only on our way.

But any of

  • befutok a kertbe
  • a kertbe futok
  • a kertbe futok be

are okay and sound good.

August 14, 2017


in this context, is it possible to just say "futok a kertbe" instead of "befutok" to mean that I am running into the garden

January 16, 2017


"Beugrom a vízbe" implies that you reached the garden, your destination, so you need the preverb to express that perfectiveness of the verb.

January 16, 2017


Brings delightful memories of waking up, running through the door and jumping into the swimming pool on a vacation one time.

February 27, 2017


Russian does very similar things with prepositions and verbs of motion. With Russian, though, you have to memorize which case goes with which preposition and then remember how that case works across three genders instead of Hungarian's zero genders. It's a real joy.

March 16, 2017


If you mention russian... I suppose that ugrom means прыгаю, and beugrom means прыгну or спрыгиваю, more perfective, having in mind the particular meaning of be as into smth.

July 20, 2018


Why not beugrok?

May 18, 2017


ugrik - it is -ik verb; 1 pn sing -om, -em, -öm

August 6, 2017


There is no explanation what these be and ki things mean.

July 17, 2016


These are called prefixes. They slightly change the meaning of the verb. Often they also make them perfective. There are so many prefixes with so many possible meanings, that I won't even try listing them all.

Be- and ki- belong to the more straightforward ones (usually). They literally mean in and out, respectively. Befut -- to run into; beugrik -- to jump into; kifut -- to run out of; kiugrik -- to jump out of

July 17, 2016
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