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"Nyáron és ősszel nincs hó."

Translation:There is no snow in summer and autumn.

September 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martybet

Could some kind person please help to explain how we form "in" for the word endings of "nyár" and "ősz" Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jsiehler

Summer and winter take the -n ending with appropriate linking vowel, as if you were saying "on" summer and "on" winter: nyáron and télen

Spring and autumn take the -val/-vel ending (which isn't explained as a topic on Duo), as if you were saying "with spring" and "with autumn." The v of this ending assimilates with other consonants, so you get

ősz + vel = ősszel "in autumn"
tavasz + val = tavasszal "in spring"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martybet

Thanks very much for that jsiehler, it would seem that nothing is straight forward with this language. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liggliluff

It's also worth pointing out that ősz + vel becomes ősz+szel, and when you have two digraphs (cs, gy, sz, ty, ...) in a row, you only use the first glyph for the first one. So őszszel becomes ősszel. Similarly, cscs becomes ccs, gygy becomes ggy, and so on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew359786

Would "It does not snow..." be said differently in Hungarian, or should I report it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jsiehler

"It does not snow" would be better for nem havazik or nem esik a hó.

The given sentence Nyáron és ősszel nincs hó doesn't mention snow actively falling, it just says there isn't any snow.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luzibr

Is there a word for "neither" as the second idea is negative


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ButFirstCoffee

I wrote "There isn't snow in the summer or in the autumn," and my answer was marked incorrect. Should I report it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreaLkov

Seasons of the year do not take "the" in general.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yakuul

Am I hearing assimilation of the /l/ > [n] in "ősszel nincs"/?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LilleeClar

The program does not recognize fall as autumn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnWeber786406

I couldn't tell ősszel ended in L in this sentence.

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