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See also: lel and -lél





  1. (verb suffix) Added to a verb to create a verb either with frequentative or causative meaning. It was also attached to nouns to create new verbs during the Hungarian language reform.
    kér (to ask)kérlel (to plead) (frequentative )
    érik (to ripen, become ripe)érlel (to ripen, make ripe) (causative)
    szín (color)színlel (to pretend)

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  • (verb suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -lal is added to back vowel words
    -lel is added to front vowel words

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