Usually it is "én nem csinaltam". How do you make the difference between " i didnt make it" and "no i made it"
With a comma:
- "Nem én csináltam." -- "I did not make it."
- "Nem, én csináltam." -- "No, I made it."
Are there separate definite/indefinite conjugations in the past, too, or just in the present?
There are, but the 1st person singular doesn't show any difference between the two.
can this not also mean... I was not making it... or is there a specific way to indicate past progressive
No, Hungarian has just a single past tense, so that would be an okay translation. Though I'd prefer to translate "to make" as készít, mostly.
No, "csinál" is fine for making (as well as doing). "készít" is to make or prepare. (kezel is to treat or work with)
I submitted this report: "should be " I did not do it" make it is something you create and do it is something you do - there is a difference"