Translation:The kindergarten teacher is not a guest, but she is the boss!
I'm pretty sure we never learned vendég, so it seems kinda unfair to put it on a listening exercise...
The word "but" doesn't work in this sentence. It sounds like it's saying "she might not be a guest, but she IS the boss." As though being a guest is a higher honor, and she's not one, but at least she's the boss. I'm sure that is not what it means. We usually use "but" for "hanem" in these types of sentences, but I think it should be left out in this translation. It should be a reply to a question like, "Is the kindergarten teacher a guest here?" No, she's not a guest - she's the boss!
I don't see a problem with "but". It's simply clarifying the reason for her being there, or maybe not being there.
I put, "...but he is the boss". Looking back I realize the "nő" in óvónő would mean woman or female, but is there a way to distinguish if the teacher is a male?
The male version of óvónő is mostly called óvóbacsi (kindergarten uncle, if you want).
I thought that having the "nő" ending was odd here, as nő generally suggests a female...
Melissa, the word óvónő here does in fact refer to a female kindergarten teacher. So what do you find odd?
(The őn in főnök is not an ending and does not indicate a female boss, if that is what you meant.)
As for ő, it can mean either he or she.
Hi Bill, while I appreciate it says "she" is the boss at the top of this page, in the app version, the question/answer page states that "he" is the boss.
In a previous course (live, in classroom), I was taught that the "nő" ending made the noun feminine. Ie. énekes for a male singer and énekesnő for female.
Hence my confusion.
Seems to be not necessary anymore.
Imho the full "She is the boss" is only necessary when we split the sentence and remove the but.
gutunge, thank you for the additional post you sent elaborating on your comment above. I agreed with what you said, so I deleted my original post. Unfortunately, this action also deleted your post as well. I apologize.
In any case, thanks to your later post, I now understand the point you are making. Your are right that the English is off. (I'm a native speaker).
One way to improve the English is to keep the "she" but change the "but" to "rather" or "but rather":
"... is not a guest; (but) rather, she is the boss!"
I think that "hanem" usually does include the concept of "rather"; it is not a simple "but".