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MOGOTT vs HATUL

I am confused by hatul and mogott. And that's not all! Is there somewhere on the net that lays out the simple grammatical rules for Hungarian? I am a beginner. And I am really struggling.

April 20, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima

"Mögött" is a postposition, it exactly means behind. Examples:

"Az autó mögött" - Behind the car

"A ház mögött" - Behind the house

"Mögöttem" - Behind me (note, that it gots a personal possessive ending here, it can do that for other persons: mögötted, mögötte, etc.)

"Hátul" is an adverb, it roughly means "back there" or "behind", if behind is not used as a preposition, but as an adverb. Examples:

"Hátul állok" - I stand behind / in the back (e.g. in the back of a crowd)

"Hol van az autó? Hátul." - Where is the car? Back there. (e.g. behind the house)


I am glad to see someone who tries to learn Hungarian, and even goes deep enough to struggle with it. As for a complete Hungarian grammar, I cannot help you, the only one I found online was a pdf copy of a 1909 book, and it is not up to date enough, I am afraid.

But feel free to ask for our help anytime, we would be glad to be of service.

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

thank you! I was in Beautiful Budapest last month and very embarrassed by my lack of language skills.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima

Really? And how did you like the city?

Otherwise, don't be embarrassed. It is quite a challange to learn another language, especially one so different. Be proud of yourself and keep learning!

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

I loved Budapest. and we met such lovely people!

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

Thank you i will check it out!

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ravengreywolf

This is the grammar guid for the first Magyar-ok book, it is very helpful:

http://magyar-ok.hu/docs/MOK1_grammar_english.pdf

And here is the grammar guide for the second book:

http://magyar-ok.hu/docs/MOK2_grammar_english.pdf

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

Thank you I will check this out too!

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

Many people like http://www.hungarianreference.com/ for grammar.

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SusanRankin1

Thanks! I will check it out!

April 22, 2018
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