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Templates beginning with hu-conj- are used to generate a conjugation table box for Hungarian verb entries. There are multiple such templates because of the complexities of Hungarian verb conjugation. This documentation page gives an overview of all.


The conjugation template should be placed immediately following the Conjugation header, which should immediately follow the word's definitions.

How to select the right template for a given verb:


Use these for verbs with two stems, (vereked…/vereksz…). Choose between {{hu-conj-szom}}, {{hu-conj-szem}} and {{hu-conj-szöm}} based on vowel harmony, according to the ending of the verekszem form (present first person singular indefinite). There is a special version {{hu-conj-szem-üd}} for words whose two stems have different vowel harmony properties. Only fekszik (feküdni) is in this category.

  • Unnamed parameters: Two unnamed parameters are needed, for example harag|ud, csillap|od. More explicitly:
    1. the part before -szom/szem/szöm in the verekszem form.
    2. the part after 1. that is used in the alternative stem (e.g. "ed", in case of verekszik, since vereked… is the other stem).
  • Named parameters:
    • no-vő=y or no-vó=y (depending on vowel harmony): indicates that the igyek style is not used (for example *melegvő is not used)
    • only-vő=y or only-vó=y: indicates that only that style is used (like aludó is not used, only the -vó form).
    • t=y: indicates that the past tense third person singular indefinite form has a short t at the end: e.g. feküdt instead of feküdött.


Use these if the verb ends in a vowel. Choose between {{hu-conj-vok}} and {{hu-conj-vök}} based on vowel harmony.

  • Unnamed parameters: two unnamed parameters are needed, for example "l|ő" for lő:
    1. the part before the last vowel
    2. the last vowel
  • Named parameters:
    • shortens=: provide the short vowel if the stem's long vowel shortens in some of the conjugated forms. E.g. and nyű need it because lövök and nyüvök shorten, but does not because rívok does not shorten.


Two verbs, lát and bocsát are very special because they are conjugated as if the á were short. There is a separate template {{hu-conj-ok-short-á}}, so we don't overcomplicate the general template just because of these two words.

Inner workings[edit]

This {{hu-conj}} template creates the actual table layout and it also processes the flags intrans and no-subj. intrans causes it not to display definite forms, and no-subj causes it not to display subjunctive forms.

The {{hu-conj-ok}}/{{hu-conj-ek}}/{{hu-conj-ök}} templates call a common {{hu-conj-unified}} template. This {{hu-conj-unified}} decides things like whether and where linking vowels are needed. It uses {{hu-conj-unified/doWork}}, which actually puts together the final conjugated forms and passes them to {{hu-conj}} for layout.

Some special templates use {{hu-conj}} directly, while {{hu-conj-van}} is so special that it needs to create its own table and does not use {{hu-conj}}.