-ük

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ük

  1. (possessive suffix) their (third-person plural, single possession)
    gyerek(child)a gyerekük(their child)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front rounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative -ük
accusative -üket
dative -üknek
instrumental -ükkel
causal-final -ükért
translative -ükké
terminative -ükig
essive-formal -ükként
essive-modal -ükül
inessive -ükben
superessive -ükön
adessive -üknél
illative -ükbe
sublative -ükre
allative -ükhöz
elative -ükből
delative -ükről
ablative -üktől

Usage notes[edit]

  • (possessive suffix) Variants:
    -uk is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
    ház(house)a házuk(their house)
    -ük is added to front vowel words ending in a consonant
    gyerek(child)a gyerekük(their child)
    -juk is added to back vowel words ending either in a consonant or a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-.
    kar(arm)a karjuk(their arms)
    hajó(ship)a hajójuk(their ship)
    alma(apple)az almájuk(their apple)
    -jük is added to front vowel words ending either in a consonant or a vowel. Final -e changes to -é-.
    kert(garden)a kertjük(their garden)
    érme(coin)az érméjük(their coin)

See also[edit]