"Férfiakat keresel?"

Translation:Are you looking for men?

August 2, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NiallOLear

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

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

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

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

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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