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"Ő férfi."

Translation:He is a man.

August 16, 2016



How come in this case the verb can be left out but it can't always be left out when the verb is "to be"? What are the rules about that?


In the present tense "to be" is ommitted in third person singular and third person plural, except when you mean "there is/are". In other tenses and person it can't be ommitted.


It's not that simple. With adverbs, you mostly can't leave it out, sometimes you can but it's not necessary. For describing something/someone using a noun or an adjective, it has to be left out.

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    Is "egy" optional in this situation?


    My solution came back as She is a Man.....!!!


    If you wanted to say 'she is a man now' how would this be said? I gather that there is no way of differentiating between he and she.


    correct, there's no direct way of saying "he" or "she" in Hungarian. You need to understand that from the context. "She is a man now" -> Ő most egy férfi. That could very well refer to a man who was a boy yesterday but became a man overnight and now he is a man. If you want to be specific then you must use "girl" or "woman" in the sentence, like "Ez a nő most már férfi" -> This woman is now a man. The word "már" indicates that she has become and man and will be man in the future as well, i.e. the change is permanent.


    Oh c'mon! What's with 'He's man?'


    The article is missing -- it has to be "a man" in English.


    Why is it "a man" and not "the man"?


    "the man" would be a férfi, but there is no a(z) in this sentence.


    I wrote he is a man and it came back as incorrect

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    Which type of exercise was it? Translating: translate this sentence: "Ő férfi."

    or listening exercise: Type what you hear.

    In case of a listening exercise you should type what you hear in Hungarian, so "Ő férfi."


    She is a man? Why not - LGBTQI?


    This is veeery forced. I don't think anyone would want to be referred as a "she" and a "man" at the same time, this sounds like abusal of language.

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