Why is telefont festek wrong?
Its not, you should report it.
Possibly dumb question here:
If I am painting a representation of a telephone on a canvas, should I still use akkusativ here? "Telefont", and not "telefon"?
If you do anything with an object, you have to use accusative.
But if the phone actually rings, you say:"A telefon csörög."
I know. That is actually the question. Technically I am painting the canvas, so no accusative here... No?
Sorry, if i wasn't clear enough. What i meant is that you still have to use accusative.
Egy vászonra/papírra festem a telefont. - I'm painting the phone on a canvas/paper.
I was marked wrong for not including "egy". How come it is needed here, but not in similar sentences? Should I report it?
Yes, I guess, it would also work without "egy". But the "egy" version sounds more natural.
Why isn't "Festem telefont" correct? I read somewhere that you use -om/-em when you perform an action on something specific, like "tudom ez házat" - I know this house. Or is it not entirely correct?
No - you use the definite conjugation when you have a definite article - plus a few other conditions. "a" (egy) is an indefinite article. "the", "this", "that" are definite. So it would be Ismerem ez a házat (opps edited)
I know this house. would be Ismerem ezt a házat.
Silly mistake - thank you.
Why it is wrong....festek telefont ?