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"The waiters are not going to the dining room, either, but there into the garden."

Translation:A pincérek sem az ebédlőbe mennek, hanem oda a kertbe.

July 26, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlsEenPoffertje

Could this sentence also be written as "Nem az ebédlőbe mennek a pincérek sem, hanem oda a kertbe"? I've seen several sentences using "sem" that are written using both just "sem" and a combination of "nem...sem," so I'm trying to figure out what the "nem...sem" counterpart would be. I'm mainly wondering if the syntax in the sentence I wrote is right. ^_^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vvsey

Totally! :)

A couple of simple examples:

  • Nem megyek
  • Én sem megyek
  • Én sem
  • Nem megyek én sem

Maybe you can compare it to "I don't .... either" vs "Me neither".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlsEenPoffertje

Köszönöm a megerősítést! :D (I've never seen the word confirmation before, so hopefully I'm using the right word. XD)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vvsey

Szívesen. Yes, "megerősítés" works! Also check out "visszaigazolás". :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlsEenPoffertje

Király! Will do. ^_^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kirjasto

You could even put the Sem at the beginning if you wanted to write "neither x nor y"... hungarian tends to be very redundant with it's negatives.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bonifac.Kener

/opencommmandline /summon :admin: ^language=hungarian^ /sendmail @admin "(hallod tesó... ez így nem lesz jó... ennek a mondatnak itt semmi értelme... segítsé má' lécci :D)" /exit


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joachim734726

Ott vagy oda fontos ismétlik?Why don’t I understand the difference?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

I only figured it out recently. Ott is more point location, and oda is more of motion to the point.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmargittai

Do the waiters have to lead the sentence? Is "Sem az ebedlöbe mennek a pincerek hanem oda a kertbe" also correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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Never start a sentence with "sem", because it refers to the part in front of it.

"Nem az ebédlőbe mennek a pincérek sem, hanem oda a kertbe"

But a double negative appeared :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ksenia139960

Why is oda needed?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

The word there is in the sentence.
I am going to have to look this up.
oda is "toward there", and ott is "statically there".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bimre81

Ez a there into the garden elég értelmetlen angolul.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KPQd0T

I interpreted the engl. sentence in the way that the "either" does not refer to the waiters but to the dining room. So I was thinking that "sem" after the waiters would be wrong. How do the native speakers here in the forum understand this sentence?

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