-nak

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-nak

  1. to, for (dative case ending)
    húg (younger sister) → Adtam egy könyvet a húgomnak. - I gave a book to my little sister.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Member of the following suffix cluster:
-nak is added to back vowel words. Final -a changes to -á-.
házigazda (host) → Ajándékot hoztunk a házigazdának. - We brought gifts for the host.
-nek is added to front vowel words. Final -e changes to -é-.
gyerek (child) → Vettem egy játékot a gyereknek. - I bought a toy for the child.
körte (pear) → A körtének jó íze van. - The pear tastes good.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-nak

  1. conjugational suffix, 3rd person plural, indicative mood, present tense, indefinite conjugation
    olvas (read) → olvasnak (they read, they are reading)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Member of the following suffix cluster:
-nak is added to back vowel verbs
tanul (study) → A gyerekek nem tanulnak eleget. - The children are not studying enough.
-nek is added to front vowel verbs
énekel (sing) → A madarak énekelnek. - The birds are singing.
-anak is added to front vowel verbs that form their infinitive with -ani
tanít (teach) → Mire tanítanak minket az állatok? - What do animals teach us?
-enek is added to front vowel verbs that form their infinitive with -eni
fest (paint) → A gyerekek festenek. - The children are painting.

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