Is 'van' needed?
I watched a Hungarian language lesson video once and this person said that using the word 'van' (is) or 'volt' (was) are not needed in simple sentences. For example, saying 'today is Friday' would be 'ma péntek' which is literally 'today Friday' rather than saying 'ma péntek van' which is 'today is Friday'.
On DL it uses 'van' in the simple sentences. At least it does in the first couple lessons, that's as far as I've gotten.
Does anyone know if this is true?
Thanks in advanced!!
The Hungarian substantive verb can only be omitted in present-tense third-person indicative (van/vannak) in some cases, otherwise it is mandatory. You can see in detail: