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"Az ágyon van két párna és egy takaró."

Translation:There are two pillows and a blanket on the bed.

August 7, 2016



Why not, "There are two pillows and one blanket on the bed" ?


That's good as well. :)


"On the bed are two pillows and one blanket" is also quite acceptable English.


Agreed, I just reported that

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January, 2019, accepted.


"There are two pillows on the bed and a blanket. " why is it wrong?


It's a little disconnected, but it's a fine translation. Feel free to report it. :)


Why does this use "van" even though you have 3 items as a subject? I know when a number or quantity is given, you use the singular noun anc verb, but do you continue to do so even if you have several different objects if they all have a quantity attached?


There are two subject nouns in this sentence, and both of them are in the singular form. In that case, you'll usually use the singular verb form in Hungarian (although it's also okay to use vannak here). The plural verb form is mostly only used if one or more subject nouns appear in their plural form.

  • Két párna van az ágyon.
  • Párnák vannak az ágyon.

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Yes, you do continue to do so even if you have several different objects if they all have a quantity attached.
Pl: Egy lány, két fiú, néhány felnőtt, sok majom és kevés ló van az ágyon.
The meaning of this sentence rather funny, but it is grammatically correct.

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