-eni

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-e- +‎ -ni

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eni

  1. (infinitive suffix) Used to form the infinitive.
    segít (help) → segíteni (to help)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (infinitive suffix) Variants:
    -ni is added to most verbs
    ad (give) → adni (to give)
    -ani is added to back vowel verbs ending in -ít or in two consonants
    tanít (teach) → tanítani (to teach)
    akaszt (hang) → akasztani (to hang)
    bont (demolish) → bontani (to demolish)
    -eni is added to front vowel verbs ending in -ít or in two consonants
    veszít (lose) → veszíteni (to lose)
    ijeszt (frighten) → ijeszteni (to frighten)
    csökkent (reduce) → csökkenteni (to reduce)
    -nni is added to verbs with variant stems
    vesz (buy) → venni (to buy)
    eszik (eat) → enni (to eat)

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