I've reported the fact that the system translates "veszed" as "you take," but it won't accept "Where do you take the bread?" Couldn't one ask this of a person who, for example, regularly distributes bread?
Can anyone comment on when "veszed," etc. translate as "buy" and "take"?
Well, "where do you take the bread" seems to me to mean "where do you transport it (to)". "Take" has multiple meanings, it should be handled with special care.
"To buy" - "venni", at some location, store, etc.
"To take" - "venni", FROM something. Here is some bread, take some. Can I take a candy? So it is this kind of take. Not the other one like "take out the trash".
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I don't see how this clears up the take/buy distinction. For example, you offer "Can I take a candy?" as an example of "venni", but couldn't I ask someone "Can I take (the) bread?", and, therefore, "Where do you take the bread?" (For example, do you take it from/at the corner store or from the supermarket?)
Yes, you can ask all those with "venni". What I was trying to point out is that "take" can be ambiguous. "Venni" is only synonymous with the "to take from" kind of meaning. For your last example, I would either add "from" to the sentence, or replace "take" with "buy" or "get".
To make it clearer, replace "the bread" with "your children". "Where do you take your children?" And the answer is not "at the store" but, rather, "to school". And my first reaction to your "bread" question would be, similarly, "to the kitchen". So that is probably why it was not accepted.
I do not know sufficient language history to be sure about my suggestion here for the somewhat confusing usage of “buy” and “take” but in English they are two very different meanings. I’m wondering if the buy/take translation is only used in relation to kenyeret and other bakery items. If so, it may have something to do with the fact that historically, before the existence of large commercial bakeries, Hungarian housewives (whose baking prowess is legendary) home-prepared their bread dough, the raw product was “taken” to the village specialist baker, and the baked loaf was collected in the afternoon to feed their often large family. Hence, I am suggesting this scenario may have blurred the lines between “buy” and “take”. Is there a native Hungarian amongst us with a long memory? Could there be a connection?