"A poharak a vendégek előtt üresek."

Translation:The glasses in front of the guests are empty.

October 18, 2016

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They were probably drinking wine. Coffee is coming later.


"The glasses are empty in front of the guests" is also a correct translation, but it is not accepted.


------- it's a little clumsy, though. the glasses are empty = a perfectly good sentence, but when you add "in front of the guests " after "empty ", it's trying to describe "empty", not the glasses . you're answering the question, "which glasses are empty ? " and the answer is, "the glasses in front of the guests... " are empty . . .

Big 7 apr 19


❤❤❤??? I've literally been pronouncing empty -- üres -- with a D (üdes) my whole life


------ how do YOU pronounce "sweater " ? my hungarian wife pronounces it "swedder " . (when she pronounces the double dee , it has the sound of the "th " in "that, those, rather, bathe ... ) . when everybody knows she should be pronouncing it with the "r " in "u:res " . . .

Big 27 oct 20


Isn't sweater just pronounced with a regular "t" rather than "d" or "r"?

Besides, I've heard that the "rolled r-sound" (as in üresek) doesn't exist in English, expect for in some Scottish dialects. But then it's the "r" that makes this sound, rather than the "t", right?


------- an american "t "'s pronunciation varies from a sibilant (tack, tech, tick, tock, tuck ) to a lingual tap (sweater ) or a lingual stop (rat, wrote, root ) . wife makes it a "sounded " variant . . .

Big 31 mar 21


Ok, thanks for clarifying. So it's not like in üres, just a similiar sound.

And in UK English it's always like in "tack", if I understand it correctly.


------ we're almost at the point of counting angels dancing on pinheads. the t in sweater is more like an ephemeral lingual tap. like the r in üres . . .

Big 1 apr 21 (no foolin' ! )


Why is the plural of pohár, poharAk and not poharOk? Because of the "a" in the syllable before (-har-)?


Plurals of Hungarian nouns are formed using -k / - ok / -ak / -ek / -ök as suffixes similar to the accusative endings -t / -ot / -at / -et / -öt.

-for back vowels usually the plural of a noun is an -ok

  • lány ‘girl’ -> lányok

  • diák 'student' -> diákok

  • az ’that’ -> azok ’those’

-there are a few words to remember in the accusative, they get -ak:

  • ház ‘house’ -> házak

  • toll 'pen' -> tollak

------- these aren't all of the words that take -ak, so when you come across one, you just have to memorize it . . .

Big 8 dec 20

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