-ná

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ná

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the third-person singular present tense of verbs (conditional mood, definite conjugation).
    olvas (to read)Ki olvasná ezt a könyvet? - Who would read this book?

Usage notes[edit]

  • (personal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ná is added to most back vowel verbs
    vár (to wait, to expect)Az ember azt várná egy gyerektől, hogy tanuljon. ― One would expect from a child to study.
    -né is added to most front vowel verbs
    kér (to ask, to request)Nem kérné, ha nem volna szüksége rá. ― He would not request it if he did not need it.
    -aná is added to back vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t (exceptions áll, száll, varr, forr, lát)
    mond (to say something)Nem mondaná, ha nem lenne igaz. ― She would not say it if it weren't true.
    tanít (to teach)Ki tanítaná őt angolra? ― Who would teach him there English?
    -ené is added to front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t
    fest (to paint)Péter milyen színűre festené ezt a szobát? ― What color would Péter paint this room?
    segít (to help) → A város hogyan segítené őket? ― How would the city help them?

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