-ania

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-a- +‎ -nia

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ania

  1. Used to form the third-person singular and the second-person singular formal of an infinitive.
    tanítani(to teach)Tanítania kell. - He/she has to teach./ You (formal) have to teach.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The conjugated infinitive denotes action connected to the person. The non-conjugated infinitive has a general meaning.
    Itt nem szabad dohányoznia. - He/she is not allowed to smoke here. (third-person)
    Itt nem szabad dohányozni. - Smoking is not allowed here. (general)
  • Variants:
    -nia is added to back vowel words that form their infinitive with -ni
    rohanni(to run)rohannia kell(he/she has to run)
    -nie is added to front vowel words that form their infinitive with -ni
    nevetni(to laugh)nevetnie kell(he/she has to laugh)
    főzni(to cook)főznie kell(he/she has to cook)
    -ania is added to back vowel words that form their infinitive with -ani
    tanítani(to teach)tanítania kell(he/she has to teach)
    -enie is added to front vowel words that form their infinitive with -eni
    veszíteni(to lose)súlyt kell veszítenie(he/she has to lose weight)

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