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nyúl (to reach, to touch) +‎ -ik (reflexive suffix)


  • IPA(key): [ˈɲuːlik]
  • Hyphenation: nyú‧lik



  1. (intransitive) to stretch, lengthen, elongate
    A beszélgetés hosszadalmasra nyúlik.The conversation stretches on for a long time.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb is a member of one of those (few) quasi-homonymous verb pairs that exist both with and without an -ik ending. All suffixed forms of these pairs are identical (sometimes they can even have derived forms that coincide), with the exception of their dictionary form (the third-person singular indicative present, with or without -ik), the transitive forms if one of them is transitive (if either, it is the one without -ik) as well as an optional first-person singular indicative present indefinite form of the -ik verb. However, the meaning of these pairs is often unrelated. Examples include bánbánik, (el)vesz(el)veszik, érérik, nyúlnyúlik, (meg)bíz(meg)bízik and törtörik (the latter two pairs with related meanings; tör[ik] along with their verbal prefixes). Therefore one may well need to check the context and the verb arguments to ascertain which member of the verb pair is relevant.


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