"The woman is outside, and the man is inside."

Translation:A nő kint van, a férfi meg bent.

August 1, 2016

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Can I say,... a férfi pedig bent? What would it mean?


The exact same meaning, it's correct


What is the meaning/function of «meg» here? Would the sentence give any sense without it?


Meg emphasizes the contrast. Meg, of course, means: and, moreover, whereas, on the other hand... and gives a stronger effect to the sentence.


Dortyol says it's "Meg...", whereas I thought "Pedig..." (1) emphasizes the contrast OR (2) is used interchangeably when meg=pedig=NO CONTRAST.


So would A No kint van, a férfi meg bent van be wrong?

In English, you can typically choose whether or not to drop or keep the word in a sentence like this, I.E. "The woman is outside, the man inside" or "The woman eats pork, the man beef". But in both cases you can also use the verb twice. Are you forced to drop the verb in Hungarian the second time or is it a mistake with duolingo?


It is up to you, you can keep the verb for a second time if you want. But it is usually dropped in a situation like this. So yes, it can be reported. Thank you if you do. :)


Thank you very much for the helpful response, I'll keep that in mind! Have a lingot.


Why can't I write 'A nő kint van és a férfi bent van'?


That's also correct, you can report it


why does "meg" come after "a férfi" here? Again word order is confusing me every time and there are no support notes about it anywhere


"meg" is less of an "and" here, more of a "on the other hand". It is for creating a contrast between the two parts of the sentences. And the "meg" refers to the "férfi" so it comes after it.


@bbigblue as I posted above (and re-read it three times!): I thought

"Pedig..." (1) emphasizes the contrast OR
(2) is used interchangeably when meg=pedig=NO CONTRAST.

CONCLUSION: Duo's translation "and" corresponds to number (2) of pedig (pedig=meg without contrast, so, meg=and)

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A nő kint, a férfi pedig bent van. - that is same!


I think van can be used 2 times in this sentence.

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