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 it is wrong....festek telefont ?
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.
What is the function of "Én" here?
“I am”. It’s not necessary to use it, since the word “festEK” already tells is that it is me who is painting.