"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/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. ^_^

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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".

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlsEenPoffertje

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

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

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

July 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlsEenPoffertje

Király! Will do. ^_^

July 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

September 10, 2018

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

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August 3, 2018
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