-etek

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-e- +‎ -tek

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-etek

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the second-person plural present tense of verbs (indicative mood, indefinite conjugation).
    fest (to paint) → festetek (you paint, you are painting)
  2. (possessive suffix) your (second-person plural informal, single possession)
    kert (garden) → a kertetek (your garden)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (personal suffix) Variants:
    -tok is added to back vowel verbs
    -tek is added to unrounded front vowel verbs
    -tök is added to rounded front vowel verbs
    -otok is added to back vowel verbs ending in two consonants or -ít
    -etek is added to unrounded front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or -ít
    -ötök is added to rounded front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or -ít
  • (possessive suffix) Variants:
    -tok is added to back vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-.
    -tek is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -tök is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a vowel
    -otok is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -atok is added to other back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -etek is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ötök is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant

See also[edit]