"The tall girls are the new musicians."

Translation:A magas lányok az új zenészek.

August 8, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew359786

If they are lányok, shouldn't they be zenésznők?


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

There is no such word in Hungarian. Only a few professions/occupations make that distinction. It is basically irrelevant in this case, so there is no separate word.


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

That is not entirely helpful. Earlier explanations in Duolingo say that you can add "nő" to a profession. If that is not the case for certain professions, then that needs to be stated in the lesson notes. We can't guess which professions do this and don't do this.


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

Is it really wrong to add a 'vannak' at the end of this sentence?


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

Yes, it is absolutely wrong. It is not optional, it is wrong in this case.

Mi zenészek vagyunk.
Ti zenészek vagytok.
Ők zenészek.


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

In some places it seems ok to use van/vannak, but in other places it is wrong. How do you distinguish between them?


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

Use van/vannak when describing where something is or when using an adverb (e.g. "She is fine" - Jól van).

Do not use van/vannak when describing what something is (Az egy könyv "that is a book") or what its attributes are (A könyv piros "the book is red").


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

Very helpful, thank you!


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

OK - now I understand it too!


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

What is wrong with: "A magas lányok az új zenésznők?" It is established that the musicians are female in the sentence itself. Earlier lessons have pointed out that in Hungarian you can add "nő" to a word to indicate the person is female. This keeps the sentence consistent.


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

If they are girls, why isn't it zenesznők?


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

My Hungarian husband is sure that zenésznő can be used here


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charmian280720

Mizinamo, thank you. That explanation is clear and so helpful. Köszönöm szépen

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