"Férfiakat keresel?"

Translation:Are you looking for men?

August 2, 2016



What makes this a question? I don't hear a question intonation in the recording like one would expect in English. Is it the "el" ending of keresel?

August 2, 2016


The question intonation is there. You can hear a rise in pitch on the next-to-last syllable: Férfiakat ker ES el?. English would end with the pitch rising; Hungarian has an ↗︎↘︎ pitch pattern beginning on the next-to-last syllable. (Except very short one-syllable questions obviously.)

In writing, the only difference between this sentence and the declarative Férfiakat keresel. is the punctuation at the end.

August 2, 2016


So fascinating! Hungarian is so far from my other language experiences that it seems everything needs clarification! VERY challenging! Thanks for letting us in on it!

November 24, 2018
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