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Verb conjugation 1 – regular verbs 2

In the previous post we saw regular verb conjugation in the present tense. Before we continue with verbs, let’s repeat a little bit what we learned about regular verbs:

  • infinitives of Hungarian verbs end in -ni;
  • to get the form of the 3rd singular, simply leave out the -ni ending;
  • in order to conjugate your verb in the present tense (get the other forms of the verb) you need to add personal endings to the form of 3rd singular;
  • you need to remember vowel harmony and be very careful with it.

 

In the previous post you saw back vowel verbs. Now let’s see 2 front vowel verbs:

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Verb conjugation 1 – regular verbs 1

An infinitive of a Hungarian verb will have a -ni ending. So it is like: várni, tanulni. But if you look up a word in the dictionary you will find in it forms of the 3rd singular. To get the form of the 3rd singular, simply “delete” the -ni ending. In order to conjugate your verb in the present tense (get the other forms of the verb) you need to add personal endings to the form of 3rd singular.
 

You need to remember vowel harmony and be very careful with it: words containing back vowels (a, á, o, ó, u, ú) take endings with back vowels and words containing front vowels take endings with front vowels (e, é, i, í, ö, ő, ü, ű) – well, at least mainly 🙂

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