-ás

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ás

  1. Added to a verb to form a noun.
    fut (to run) → futás (running)
    ír (to write) → írás (document / writing)
    lakik (to live) → lakás (dwelling, home, flat)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Member of the following suffix cluster:
    -ás is added to back vowel words
    -és is added to front vowel words
  • The suffix can be attached to any verb to make a noun that expresses the action or the process described by the verb itself, essentially like a gerund:
    olvas (to read) → olvasás (reading)
    eszik (to eat) → evés (eating)
  • Besides this meaning, for some verbs, the created noun also expresses the result or measurement (extent) of the process or action:
    ír (to write) → írás (the act of writing / document)
    fizet (to pay) → fizetés (the act of paying / salary)
    Note: for other verbs the result may be expressed by -mány, -vány, -alom, -at, -ék, -ály, -ám, -am, etc.

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