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The possessive singular – part 2.

I know it took me a bit long to write this blogpost. But as Hungarians say:

Jobb később, mint soha!

/Better late, than never 🙂 literally: better later, than never/

 

In part 1 you learned the possessive of nouns ending in a vowel. Now let’s see those ending in a consonant.

 

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The possessive singular – part 1.

This is a post in English, because if you want to learn the possessive singular, you must be a beginner 🙂

 

Possessive case in Hungarian is expressed mainly by personal endings attached to the end of the nouns.

 

In this post you’ll learn about the singular possessive which means one has one thing and not more of them.

 

E.g. in English:

John’s hat – singular possessive (one single hat he has)

John’s hats – plural possessive (2 or more hats he has)

 

 

In the table below you can see the endings for the possessive (which are very similar to the verbal endings in definite conjugation).

 

possessive singular endings in Hungarian

 

Before we continue you have to make sure that you are familiar with the front vowels and back vowels in Hungarian language. Vowel harmony is there everywhere!

 

In bold letters you can see the basic ending that have to be attached in each case. Below each one of them in brackets you can find other options as well.

 

Let’s see what it means!

 

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Ha volna két életem – feltételes mód

Ismét egy nagyon ismert és szép magyar dalt mutatok be neked 🙂 Töltsd ki az alábbi dalszöveget a feltételes módú igealakokkal! Alatta egy kis nyelvtant is találsz 🙂

Again I have brought to you a well known and beautiful Hungarian song. Fill in the lyrics below with the conditional forms of the verbs. You can find some grammar below 🙂

 

Piramis: Ha volna két életem

 

TOVÁBB A DALHOZ ÉS A FELTÉTELES MÓDHOZ, CONTINUE TO THE SONG AND THE CONDITIONAL

Hány óra van? Mennyi az idő? 1. — What time is it? 1.

 

Először nézzük az időkifejezés könnyű módjait, utána a nehezebbeket! 🙂 /egy következő bejegyzésben/

First let’s see the easier ways of telling the time and then the more complicated ones 🙂 /in another post/

 

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Verb conjugation 2 – the -ik verbs

 

If you have read my previous post on verb, you already know the basic and most common verb conjugation (verb conjugation 1) in Hungarian.

 

Now let’s see another type of verbs. These verbs caused me a lot of problem as a child, because they need an additional -ik only in the 3rd person form. Children tend to overgenerize, what means if they learn a rule, they apply it everywhere. At around age 4 I knew, that some verbs needed the -ik. So what did I do? I added it to all verbs! My mom told me, not to do that. So what did I do after that? I left it out everywhere, even in the verbs that needed it 🙂 You see, it is not easy for children either 🙂

 

E.g. the verb “ül” (to sit) does not have an -ik an, but the verb “játszik” (to play) does. So I would start saying “ülik” which is nonsense in this case. After my mom told me not to do that, I started saying word like “játsz” which is also nonsense in this case.

 

Ok, that was my little story, and now let here stand your story 🙂

 

What you need to know is that there are just a few verbs that take -ik in the 3rd person. You will be able to learn them as they come along the way.

 

Click below to continue and you will read why these verbs are different and which are these verbs.

 

-ik verbs in Hungarian

-ik verbs in Hungarian

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Magyar nyelvi teszt II. Középfok – Test your Hungarian II. Intermediate level

Milyen jól tudsz magyarul? Talán már középfokon? Az alábbi teszt segítségével megtudhatod. Én úgy saccolom, hogy ha legalább 70%-ot elérsz a teszten, akkor nagy valószínűséggel már középfokon ismered a magyar nyelvet.

 

Beginners please see the elementary test, level A2.

 
Felsőfokú teszt hamarosan.
 
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Magyar nyelvi teszt I. – Test your Hungarian I.

Milyen jól tudsz magyarul? Talán alapfokon? Az alábbi teszt segítségével megtudhatod. Ha legalább 80%-ot elérsz a teszten, akkor nagy valószínűséggel minimum alapfokon ismered a magyar nyelvet.

 

How well do you know Hungarian? At elementary level (A2)? Filling in the following test will help you to  know. If you reach at least 80% then you probably know Hungarian at least at level A2.

 

Középfokú teszt hamarosan!
Intermediate test coming soon!

 

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Tovább a teszthez – CONTINUE TO TEST