"The boy sleeps there, from where the pretty girl runs away."

Translation:Ott alszik a fiú, ahonnan elfut a csinos lány.

October 13, 2016

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And why I cannot say szép instead of csinos?


Is it possible to say: "Ott alszik a fiú, ahonnan a csinos lány elfut"?


Yes, that is fine.


Why is the preverb attached?
burned Ott alszik a fiú, ahonnan fut el a csinos lány.
Ott alszik a fiú, ahonnan a csinos lány fut el. ?????


This got marked wrong: "Ott a fiú alszik, ahonnan a csinos lány elfut." Should that be an acceptable answer? Or does the verb in the first clause have to follow "Ott"?


The verb follows "ott". It's the stationary "there" so it would need a verb.


What does it mean that the boy is sleeping "from" a place? Wouldn't "ahol" be used here since sleeping is stationary?


The boy is sleeping "ott" -- not moving. "ahonnan" refers to the referenced position of the girl, and she is moving (from there to somewhere else). In other words: the boy is sleeping where the girl was before.


Oh my god thank you this lesson was making me feel like a crazy person. Like I can at least imagine how you eat "from" a place (from a bowl, or from a taco truck) but okay, that actually paints a picture.

Probably the better English translation would be "The boy is sleeping there, at the place the pretty girl is running away from." Still clunky but at least communicates the idea.


DL's clunky English communicates the same idea!

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    Did he do something that made her want to run away? Then just fell asleep; the cad!


    I was under the impression that the verb would have to be placed after the 2nd subject which is "a csinos lány" so that it had to be "Ott alszik a fiú, ahonnan a csinos lány elfut."

    But apparently "elfut" could also be placed right after "ahonnan"... is there any difference in meaning between placing "elfut" after "ahonnan" and after "a csinos lány"?


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