"Ki figyeli?"

Translation:Who is observing it?

August 19, 2016

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Is there a difference between "nez" and "figyel"?



Nézni is to watch or look at. To watch tv, for example.

Figyelni is to pay attention, to watch for something, to keep an eye on, to observe. To intentionally, purposefully watch. Tornado watch, Hurricane watch, baywatch.




figyelni -> to be vigilant


So wouldn't it make more sense to use more appropriate translation in the exercise,like "who is keeping an eye on him"?


Because now I'm like "okay in excersise I write one thing, but in reality I have to remember it means something else"


Him/her is definitely implied. It's a definite conjugation of figyeli.

There will be other times like this. Unfortunately (Sajnos), definite conjugation will be rather sporadic for a while in the tree. This is an important lesson, kind of like knowing when and when not to use van/vannak.


Ah, my concern was not the pronoun, I kind of get it. The problem is with the verb. Watching is not the same as watching out. mixing them up in the exercise is misleading.


There are other verbs with confusing meanings. I ended up writing a bunch of notes down to try and keep everything straight.


Would it be wrong to assume the object is "it" here instead of him or her?


No, that's valid.


How to know if there is a direct object here and what is it? Is it there because this is definite conj.?


There is no direct object written out in this sentence, but the definite conjugation implies that there is one, so you have to translate it into English.
You can identify direct objects as the nouns that have a -t suffix.


How come "who is watching them" is not correct? Does the wording imply that the object is singular?


No, it doesn't. "Who is watching them?" is a good translation.


Am I the only one who don't have speaking questions? Or it's still not available for the Hungarian language!!


As far as I know, speaking exercises are only available on the mobile app, so if you're using the web version, you won't have any.

It might also have to do with Hungarian using a recorded voice instead of a text-to-speech software, but I'm not positive about that.


Thanks for the reply.. I am currently using the mobile app and it doesn't work as well.. Your second point feel more reasonable though.. If it is the case then I hope they consider this in the upcoming updates.. Thanks again :)


I'm not sure about Hungarian but it is possible to turn off speaking, listening exercises, as I did so. Maybe check out your settings in your app.


Why not, ki figyel őt?


If you have a (definite) 3rd-person object (like őt or őket), you need to apply definite conjugation. So "Ki figyeli őt?" would be good instead.


Would the sentence "Who(m) is she watching?" be "Kit figyeli"? Or would that have to be indef. conj.?


That would be indefinite again, since you don't know what person you're talking about (yet): "Kit figyel?"

I think the only question word (and related pronouns) that uses definite conjugation is melyiket, since you're looking for one very specific object.

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