"A francia repülőgép nem itt száll le, hanem ott."

Translation:The French airplane is not landing here but there.

September 16, 2016

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le ans száll are split and reversed because there is a NEM present!
A francia repülőgép nem itt száll le, hanem ott.
as opposed to....
A francia repülőgép itt lészáll.


what is the difference between 'száll' and 'repül'. They both mean he/she/it flies.


száll means fly, but more like "takes off/lands" with the preverb (for example, as leszáll or felszáll) and is also used for getting on/off a train/boat or getting in/out of a car. Whereas repül is the action of flying.

By itself, it was noted in some other discussion that száll is a more "floaty" kind of flying than repül


so "leszall" means land ; "feszall" means take off. ? just "szall" means float ? am i right ?


Száll means "to fly". It's still a movement, but invokes a more quiet feeling than repül. Balloons, zeppelins, butterflies and small birds mostly szállnak, while larger birds and planes go more towards repül.

"To float" is lebeg.


Thank you for explaining that it was a big help.


Why is Itt used, in stead of Ide? The sentence describes a movement, so I would expect: A francia repülőgép nem ide száll le, hanem oda


Landing can happen in a single spot in Hungarian, just like in English. But it's not wrong to say ide and oda either.


Perhaps the idea is that the plane is already here (has already arrived here) before it begins to land. So there is motion wih respect to the airport, but not with respect to 'here'.

Just a theory, I don't really know.


Why not "does not land"


That is also good.


Why not "it is not here that the french airplane is landing, but there"? Isn't "itt" in focus in this sentence?


It's a good translation, just somewhat more convoluted.


Since we have both száll and le, would it make sense to accept the translation "The French airplane is not landing down here, but there"? Or does száll le (fly down) become "land"?

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