"Few cars fly above the street."
Translation:Kevés autó repül az utca fölött.
Are they carried by kindergarten teachers? =D
In all seriousness what's wrong with the word order in 'Keves auto az utca folott repul'? Does it have to be 'Kevés autó repül az utca fölött.' I'm pretty sure that I should report it, just want to make sure that I'm not missing anything
My native Hungarian wife tells me it is because the emphasis in this sentence must be on the 'few cars', and emphasis precedes the verb. If it were just 'az auto(k)' then the order wouldn't matter but in this case we are highlighting that it is a few.
In theory your sentence could make sense in response to a question of "where are few cars flying?" but it just wouldn't come up in most scenarios.
The general Hungarian rule is that you don't need lots of plural hints.
If "kevés" says that it's more than one, you don't need a plural ending on autók AS WELL -- saying that there's more than one once is enough!
Similarly with numbers (5 autó), "sok" (many) etc.
I imagine that to a Hungarian, kevés autók would sound like "that the man" in English -- which is fine for a Hungarian or a Greek, but an English speaker would say, "you don't need to specify the definiteness twice -- that is already definite enough, you don't need to put a the there, that's simply redundant and unneeded!"