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Word order

I have noticed I am making many mistakes with my word order in Hungarian sentences. Could someone please explain Hungarian word order to me or could someone please link me to a helpful site? Thank you.

July 29, 2019

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

I have a grammar book - it covers it in just 30 pages :-) However, at the most basic level the most important thing goes before the verb. This can be a question word (like "hol?"), negation of the verb (nem vagyok éhes), or the most important information (ie new information - what would have been introduced to answer a question).

July 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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I like Judit's short answer.

For a longer answer: I have a lot of links in this post: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30387434 Look at the "Word Order Triology" by vvsey.

July 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Serban8comp.

Thanks you!

July 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusanRankin1

I am a beginner and I can only understand the occasional word in spoken Hungarian, but I am finding that when I think of painting a picture with the words, I usually get the order right! I close my eyes and think, if I was writing this as an experiential movie, what is the most important thing? And I start with that and continue as if writing that scene. It works a LOT of the time!

August 8, 2019

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

I'm hungarian and sometimes I confused w/ the world order too o.O Good luck to learn our language, it is nice to see that you choose this!

August 13, 2019
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