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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɒnːi/
  • Hyphenation: van‧ni



  1. (limited usage) infinitive of van, only in the phrase "vanni van"
    Van otthon kenyér? — Is there bread at home?
    Vanni van, csak már öt napos. — Yes, there is, but it's five days old.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The usual infinitive of van is lenni.
  • The expression "infinitive + conjugated verb of the same verb" is used when the verb would be the topic of the sentence.
  • When the verb (or rather, it's infinitive) is the topic, it means that the speaker wants to restrict the meaning of the sentence to the exact meaning of the verb, and not imply the usual associations with it.
  • In the example sentence above: The speaker points out that there is bread, but the usual implication that it can be eaten, may not be true.



vanni m pl

  1. (poetic) wing feathers