"Ezek a fiatal diákok egyetemre sietnek."

Translation:These young students hurry to university.

October 25, 2016



Would sound more natural if it was "to the university"

October 25, 2016


But this is not necessarily one specific university. It could be every student going to their own separate one. Maybe it would be more natural with "to college". At least in American English.

October 26, 2016


In addition, we actually need an "off" in there for it to sound natural: Hurrying off to college.

December 1, 2016


No we don’t

March 11, 2018


Yes, in American English.

December 13, 2016


Yup, it's an American thing. The British say things like "to university", "to hospital", "in hospital", etc. We Yanks insert the definite article.

October 26, 2016


Not all of us. I speak American English and I might use anyone of "they are hurrying to school," "they are hurrying to the university," "they are off to university (school)," along with a number of other variations depending on the many possible circumstances.

August 24, 2017


Well, we Americans say things like "to church," "to prison," and "to dinner," so we leave out articles too, just in different phrases.

December 17, 2016


Is it always going "onto" university in Hungarian - "egyetemre", not "egyetembe"? It's about going into a building, isn't it?

July 14, 2017


Think of it as stepping onto the flat plane of the university campus, rather than as stepping into a building. (A university typically consists of more than one building.)

August 8, 2017


Egyetem = buildings (campuses, libraries, laboratoris) + teachers (deans, proffessors, directors) + students + knowledge You cannot go into “egyetem”. Hungarien very rarely use word egyetembe. I can show only one exaple. 2017-ben a Semmelweis Egyetembe olvadt új karként a Pető Intézet. In 2017 the Pető Institute fusioned into the Semmelweis University as a new faculty.

January 2, 2018


Mi az hogy "egyetemre sietnek"? Az egyetem épületéhez lehet sietni, de egyetemre sietve menni nem lehet.

July 30, 2017


Why does it tell me I got it wrong and then tell me the right answer is the one I gave it

March 11, 2018


It's just teasing you, cspike. It really likes you.

March 12, 2018


------- that's not teasing, that's taunting ! . . .

Big 8 oct 18

October 9, 2018
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