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"Beállunk a megállóba és várunk."

Translation:We pull into the stop and wait.

January 8, 2017



"We park into the bus stop..." No one would ever say this. We might "pull into the bus stop," but we would "park in the bus stop." You could say "pull into the bus stop and park."


Could we also be on foot, here, and translate this as "We stand at the stop and wait" (albeit with losing the movement conveyed by beáll)? Or does beáll pretty much always mean parking a car?


"Beáll" sounds more like a vehicle. But you could also use it on foot, for example, if there is some kind of a shelter and you "stand in" there to protect yourself from the rain, wind, cold, etc. But that shelter wouldn't be the "megálló" itself. So it sounds a bit weird with "megálló", unless it is indeed a vehicle.


Wait, so is megálló the place on the road where the bus stops? Because I'd always been assuming it meant the patch of sidewalk (often with some sort of little shelter) where a person (without a vehicle) waits for the bus.


Well, it is "buszmegálló", "villamosmegálló", etc., ie. the place those vehicles stop ("megáll"). And it often includes a bay for the vehicle to pull out of traffic. But of course the passenger waiting area is also part of it.
I guess what I meant to say was that the little shelter at the (bus) stop is not the whole stop, it is usually just a little part of the larger waiting area. So it is a bit unusual to refer to it as "the" stop. We would rather stand under the roof / in the shelter / in the shade / etc. at the bus stop. But a vehicle that stops at the stop indeed "beáll a megállóba". So, "beáll a megállóba" is typically used for the vehicle.


Beáll ,does not mean "stand in".? I think it does.


It can mean "go into and stand." The "be" tells you that there is movement into something, and the "àll" can mean stand or park. So it's like pulling your car into the garage and parking, or walking into a room and standing there, as far as I can understand.


Consistency with the English translations please. Is it park at/into/in? Make up your mind. Or just accept all of them.


I still cannot understand how you can be IN or go INTO a stop. Could someone explain? Is there a special meaning for STOP


------- vv (up above ) said, ..."buszmegálló", "villamosmegálló", etc., the place those vehicles stop ("megáll") is a space for the vehicle to pull into, out of traffic. that area is called a stop. a passenger waiting area is usually a part of the stop.

Big 20 mar 19


Does bea'll, in the sense of to pull into to or park, not already give a sense of waiting? I If a car stopped and immediately started again, I wouldn't really call that pulling into somewhere or parking somewhere. Or would this sentence mean that you waited an extra long time or something? Like you expected to be parked here for ten minutes, and it's now 45 minutes later or something?


" Be áll " does not mean "stand in...? I think it does .my anwere shuld be accepted!!!

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