Translation:Little girls run to the statue from every direction in small, pink skirts.
" .... van". :)
But that is not enough. Your word order can be improved:
"Mindenfelől kislányok futnak a szoborhoz, amely kis, rózsaszín szoknyában van."
But it can be made simpler:
"Mindenfelől kislányok futnak a kis rózsaszín szoknyás szoborhoz."
"Mindenfelől kislányok futnak a kis rózsaszín szoknyát viselő szoborhoz."
Here, in these last two sentences, you run the risk of making it ambigous what is small and pink: the skirt or the statue.
Unfortunately, the rules are better in English. There's no ambiguity.
If the statue is the small and pink one:
- "small pink skirt-wearing statue"
If the statue is small and the skirt is pink:
- "small pink-skirt-wearing statue"
If the skirt is both small and pink:
- "small-pink-skirt-wearing statue"
In Hungarian, you can only operate with commas, which give you less power.
Ishana92 (comments were nested too deep to reply to you directly): I think those hyphenated sentences are at least arguably technically not incorrect, but they're certainly awkward and unnatural (plus they'd all sound the same spoken aloud, which defeats the purpose of the disambiguating hyphens). A more natural way to phrase them in English would be "the small pink statue in a skirt", "the small statue in a pink skirt", and "the statue in a small, pink skirt".
Adding the demonstrative "ahhoz" is not really about sounding better but, rather, about what you want to say.
Do you want to "identify", "single out", the statue (out of the many statues, it is the one with the skirt)? Then you use "ahhoz".
Are you just describing the statue, which may be the only statue within a 10-mile radius? Then you don't need "ahhoz" at all.
And, either way, the word order needs a little adjustment:
"identifying" the statue:
"Mindenfelől kislányok futnak ahhoz a szoborhoz, amelyik kis, rózsaszín szoknyában van." - Little girls are running from every direction to the statue that/which is wearing a small pink skirt.
It can be further enhanced, to emphasize the singling out even more: "Ahhoz a szoborhoz futnak mindenfelől kislányok, amelyik kis, rózsaszín szoknyában van."
"describing" the statue:
"Mindenfelől kislányok futnak a szoborhoz, amely kis, rózsaszín szoknyában van." - Little girls are running from every direction to the statue, which is wearing a small pink skirt. So, they are running to the statue and, oh, by the way, the statue is wearing a small pink skirt.
But this "ahhoz" is also a little bit ambiguous. It is not necessarily a strong identifying word. Depending on how it is emphasized, it could be just something like "that (one) over there". As in "Do you see that tree over there? Go to that tree." There may not be any other tree in view and we can still say "to that tree over there" or, in Hungarian, "ahhoz a fához".
Of course, the written language lacks all the verbal features which are also an organic part of it all.
This is not a grammar question, I'm just wondering if there's any context for this scenario. Why are they all wearing pink skirts? Are they part of a school uniform? Are they on a class trip to see famous sights? It just seems so random otherwise. Maybe another late night for the course team?
The statue doesn't have a pink skirt on. :-D The girls in little pink skirts are running to the statue. My translation was "Little girls are running to the statue from every direction in little pink skirts." but stupid DL didn't accept it because I used the word "little" instead of "small" I think my version is much better.
"Mindenmerről" simply isn't a word. :)
There is only the question word merről, the relative pronouns amerről and (rarely) emerről, and a few other derivations you can find in this Wiktionary article. Most other compounds are made with felől. Same goes for merre and felé, respectively.
You can notice the difference between them if you compare them properly:
- Merről? - From which direction?
- Mi felől? - From the direction of what?
So merről is just a direction, but felől wants to refer to something, a noun or a pronoun, as a reference for that direction. Minden is the reference in mindenfelől, basically saying "from the direction of everything".
Fully agree with many comments. What may be correct and acceptable in Hungarian does not necessarily have to be translated with the same word order into English. Accordingly the version "Little girls in small pink skirts run to the statue from all directions" shall be accepted.