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"You are searching."

Translation:Te keresel.

August 25, 2016



Why is it not "kereselsz"?


The verb is keres. Historically, -ik verbs used -el/ol/öl, others used -sz, but it changed, & now "sibilant ending" verbs take -ol/el/öl (ending with -s, -sz, -z, -dz, & similar sounds, I guess, if there such words to begi with.)


This should be added to the tips and notes. There is a no chance someone that read the current Tips and Notes section will have a chance to get this question right.


That is right and true. But also important is to note that it is essential to use other grammar resources with this course.


Can someone explain this? I don't understand the explanation that has been given by 96314081311257.

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There are some verbs, where the root of the verb ends in s, sz, z (or dz)

For example, keres, eszik, iszik, főz, olvas

For these verbs, the second person (te) form ends with l. We can imagine that adding an -sz would be unpronounceable.

keresel - you are searching

eszel - you are eating

iszol - you are drinking

főzöl - you are cooking

olvasol - you are reading


Doesnt "keresel" specifically mean "searching for ME"?

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