1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Hungarian
  4. >
  5. "Those who are young are stan…

"Those who are young are standing on the bus."

Translation:Azok állnak a buszon, akik fiatalok.

August 21, 2016



Azok akik fiatalok állnak a buszon - was marked wrong, but I can't see why.


I don't understand it either. And 'Azok akik fiatalok, a buszon állnak' could also be a nice option. I'm native hungarian and I keep failing here :D All in all your choice is allright if you ask me.


What about "Azok a buszon állnak akik fiatalok" ?


It's.. possible but sounds a bit confusing, much like the English equivalent would sound: "Those stand on the bus who are young." Grammatically valid, but misleading.

It's better to keep azok in focus here, like the given translation does, so you know that you have to connect azok to akik in the relative clause. But there are other ways you can say this:

  • Azok, akik fiatalok, a buszon állnak. Here you don't need to place focus on azok because the relative clause follows immediately.
  • A buszon azok állnak, akik fiatalok. The bus is the topic here, it's not much different from the original sentence, but you also can shift the focus here by saying...
  • A buszon állnak azok, akik fiatalok. Here you have azok and relative clause directly connected again, but with the kind of focus that you attempted in your sentence.
  • Akik fiatalok, azok állnak a buszon. It's also possible to place the relative clause first, which you usually wouldn't do in English.


Duolingo didn't do great job in explaining this "aki/akik/amely/amelyek"...phenomenon. Also, it seems to force one to make use of parenthesis in the English translation, which is also restrictive.


The principle of Duolingo is not much about teaching and explaining, but rather to just throw you in and figure it out yourself. Duo loves immersion.

And where would you need parentheses? .-.


Does it work if I change the sentence around to: Azok akik állnak a buszon fiatalok. Does this work and does it have the same meaning?


Not quite. The sentence is valid but you changed it...

Those who are young are standing...
Those who are standing are young...


what is the wrong with "azok akik fiatolok a buszon allnak" ?


Maybe fiatalok (not fiatolok) :-)


i will try it next time :)


Why is it not correct to say, "Azok fiatalok, akik a buszon allnak."? I can't put the accents in here in this section because my keyboard does not have them. So my question is in regard to the way I worded it. It seems like the same meaning to me.


You have the clauses backwards. There are two clauses in this sentence: the main clause, "Those are standing on the bus"/"Azok állnak a buszon", and the dependent clause, "who are young"/"akik fiatalok".

"Akik fiatalok" can be inserted practically anywhere in the main clause, but it has to stick together. You put fiatalok in the main clause and "a buszon állnak" in the relative clause, so that doesn't match the English sentence.


Keep reporting, keep reporting, keep reporting... That's the only way I know which helps.

Learn Hungarian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.