https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie_Delacroix

A Hungarian sentence

Does such a sentence miss something or is it grammatically correct?

– Látod? A tábortüzek égnek. Gyönyörűen és félelmetesen.

March 3, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2aki

It is a perfectly grammatically correct Hungarian sentence albeit one that becomes a bit 'poetic' because of the omitted verb and the forced pause between the sentences (it is completely clear what the two adverbs refer to, but I guess it's somewhat less common to see such a structure in colloquial usage).

[Can/Do you] See? The campfires are burning. Beautifully and scarily.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter.kristof.hu

Perfect!

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klaudia667897

Hi Marie, Yes. Your sentences can considered to be correct.

Something to note though it that in Hungarian you normally would not have a sentence with only adjectives that define nouns, I.e. wonderfully = gyönyörűen, fearfully = félelmetesen

A full sentence following your example could be: A tábortüzek gyönyörűen és félelmetesen égnek. # The campfires burn wonderfully and fearfully. But, in prose/story telling/written literature grammatical rules may no longer exist and so your example can perfectly be fine.

Látod? = Can you see?/Do you see?/See? A tábortüzek égnek. = The campfires are burning/on. Gyönyörűen és félelmetesen. = Wonderfully and fearfully.

I hope, it makes some sense :)

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

The two adverbs all alone in the third "sentence" seems odd. How can you have an adverb without a verb?

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter.kristof.hu

No, Judit, it's possible in Hungarian. That is an incomplete sentence. The previous sentence refers to the subject and the verb.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arza_Almighty

i think its perfect <3

March 19, 2019
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