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"Ez nem az az autó."

Translation:This is not that car.

August 1, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Petr.Zlaty

Why is there "az" twice in this sentence?


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

The first "az" stands for the English "that". And, unlike English, the "that" word is always followed by a definite article in this kind of construction. So, literally, you are saying this: "This (is) not that the car". This is just how Hungarian works.

In contrast, "These are not those cars" would be:

"Ezek nem azok az autók".

And "Those are not these cars":

"Azok nem ezek az autók".

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