"Add a kezed!"

Translation:Give me your hand!

November 17, 2016

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Why is kezed not in accusative here?


This is interesting, and a good question! When the object has a possessed suffix, the accusative suffix is often omitted. If I am feeling it correctly, it is happening mostly in the first and second person singular, to a lesser degree in the first person plural, and to an even lesser degree in the second and third person plural. Never in the third person singular.

Adom a kezem/kezemet.
Adod a kezed/kezedet.
Adja a kezét.

Adjuk a kezünk/kezünket.
Adjátok a kezetek/kezeteket.
Adják a kezük/kezüket.


What conjugation is "add"? I have to admit that I am a bit confused how to translate what you wrote above. Can you please add the translations?


add is the subjunctive/imperative form of adod. The difference here is that add a kezed! is a command, give me your hand!, whereas adod a kezed is you give me your hand

This is a regular conjugation pattern for the imperative (for example találd őket! = find them! compared with találod őket=you find them)

The other examples are the indicative ("normal") conjugations of adni with different subject, i.e. adom a kezem = I give my hand, adja a kezét = he gives his hand, adjuk a kezünket = we give our hand, adjátok a kezeteket = you (pl) give your hand, adják a kezüket = they give their hand

In the pronunciation, dd is the same as d, but hold the sound slightly longer.


Just careful with those accented letters...
First find them: "találd meg őket",
then make dinner out of them and
serve them: "tálald őket" :)
"Találni" - to find
"Tálalni" - to serve (food)

Otherwise thanks for doing the translations!
Yes, "add" is the imperative of the definite conjugation. You can recognize it by the ending "-d". If the verb itself already ends in a "d", then you have two "d"'s. With some verbs, there will be some morphing going on. For example:
"Vesz" + "-d" = "vedd" - take (it)
"Lát" + "-d" = "lásd" - see (it)
"Ért" + "-d" = "értsd" - understand (it)
Don't get me started on the "s" that suddenly appears in the imperative forms. It happens when the verb ends in a "t". And sometimes that "t" also stays, sometimes it disappears. Why? Just to make learning the language more fun. :)


haha, igen, az én hibám, köszi :) tálald őket vicces


What about "menj" from the sentence "menj oda" waaaayyy back near the start of this course? Where does the j come from? Is it just a part of the irregularity of that verb?


Is "me" is necessary in this sentence? - "Give your hand"


I think that "Give him/her/them your hand! " should also be accepted. Do you agree?


Not really. Hungarians would usually add a "neki"/"nekik" in that case. Without that, the default meaning is "to me" - "nekem". That is what is omitted here.


Thank you, vvsey, that helps!


So is "nekem" omitted because it just understood to be there?


Yes, exactly.


vvsey, you have been a great help throughout my Duolingo Hungarian experience. Thank you.


You are very welcome, bigstas, it has been my pleasure.


Same for me! As this course nears it conclusion I know I will miss his fresh insights.


I am still confused by the apsent of accusative.


--------- When the object has a possessed suffix, the accusative suffix is often omitted.

see vvsey's post way up at the top . . .

ps: absence . . .

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