-nunk

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-nunk

  1. Suffix to denote the first-person plural form of an infinitive.
    tanulni (to study) → Tanulnunk kell. - We have to study.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The conjugated infinitive denotes action connected to the person. The non-conjugated infinitive has a general meaning.
Itt nem szabad dohányoznunk. - We are not allowed to smoke here. (first-person)
Itt nem szabad dohányozni. - Smoking is not allowed here. (general)
  • Member of the following suffix cluster:
-nunk is added to back vowel words that form their infinitive with -ni:
rohanni (to run) → rohannunk kell (we have to run)
-nünk is added to front vowel words that form their infinitive with -ni:
nevetni (to laugh) → nevetnünk kell (we have to laugh)
főzni (to cook) → főznünk kell (we have to cook)
-anunk is added to back vowel words that form their infinitive with -ani:
tanítani (to teach) → tanítanunk kell (we have to teach)
-enünk is added to front vowel words that form their infinitive with -eni:
veszíteni (to lose) → súlyt kell veszítenünk (we have to lose weight)

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