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szer +‎ -int (adverb-forming suffix)


  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛrint]
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  • Hyphenation: sze‧rint



  1. according to one's thought, belief, or guess
    Szerintem a másik út rövidebb.I think the other way is shorter.
    Szerintem menjünk haza.I think we should go home.
  2. by, following, in compliance with, according to, in obedience to, consistent with (e.g. a rule, a statement)
    A törvény szerint 5 évet is kaphat.By law, he may get 5 years (in prison).

Usage notes[edit]

The two senses are similar but there is an important difference.

  • In the first sense: Péter szerint: after this one will say what one really believes that Peter really thinks. But it often also expresses doubt in the information's correctness.
  • If there is a case when we think that Peter knows the truth but he lies, we have to say Péter állítása szerint. This uses the second sense: "by Peter's statement".



(in compliance): -nak/-nek megfelelően, alapján

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