"We do not sleep here, but there."

Translation:Nem itt alszunk, hanem ott.

August 26, 2016



Can someone explain why "Mi nem alszunk itt, hanem ott" is wrong? I am having some problems with negation...

August 26, 2016


You're contrasting itt with ott. For such constructions you need itt to be followed by the verb.

August 26, 2016


and to be right behind the nem, I think -- "nem A, hanem B" pattern.

August 27, 2016


You don't have problem with this one. In the hungarian language we have a very flexible word order (with negation too, but you need to be connected to the other part of the sentence). The order depends on what do you want to highlight.

March 17, 2018


It's fully correct in Hungary. I take that mistake to, but I'm hungarian...

March 15, 2018
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