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"Zenész vagy vagy színész?"

Translation:Are you a musician or an actor?

July 24, 2016



Zenész és színész vagyok!


Zenész = musician because zene = music, ok.

Színész = actor because színe =... colour?!? Not an adaptation of cinema as I assumed. What's the etymology here? Are actors "coloured" because they dress up and put on make-up?


"Szín" has another meaning: "act (of a play)". Note the similarity between "szín" and "scene": The English word comes from the Latin scaena, by which the Hungarian word was influenced.

"Szín" has some other derivatives related to this meaning: színház (act-house = theatre), színpad (act-bench = stage; though I guess "pad" here is more in the sense of "elevated structure"); színdarab (act-piece = play, drama).


Aha! Köszönöm szépen! :-)


"Zenész vagy vagy színész". Can someone clarify why there are two vagy?


The first vagy is a verb form ("you are"), the second one is a conjunction ("or").

They look the same, coincidentally.

"I like you like a brother" has two "like" in it but they're different as well :)


Oh, i need more practice or this "double vagy" will confuse me.


Isn't musician same as singer?


All singers are musicians, but not all musicians - guitarists, pianists, clarinettists, cimbalom players etc - are singers.

(Actually I've worked with some singers who could only be charitably described as musicians. But that's just me being rude. :-) )


I gave this translation and it wasn't accepte : are you a musician or are you an actor? And in the correction tranlation, i would have corrected this way : are you a musician or AN actor? What do you think about it?


Does it really matter that i wrote,are you a musician or a actor, verses are you a musician or AN actor?


Yes, a actor is incorrect.


The program isn't tolerant with errors/typos in english... But we are not here to be better or perfect in english, we are here to discover and to try to understand hungarian.


Oh my lords! This sounded just like a tongue twister @__@

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