See also: anak and -anák

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From -a- (linking vowel) +‎ -nak (personal suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-anak

  1. (personal suffix) Forms the third-person plural and formal second-person plural present tense (indicative mood, indefinite conjugation).
    tanít (teach) + ‎-anak → ‎tanítanak (they teach, they are teaching; (formal) you teach, you are teaching)

Usage notes edit

  • (personal suffix) Variants:
    -nak is added to back-vowel verbs
    tanul (study)A gyerekek nem tanulnak eleget.The children are not studying enough.
    -nek is added to front-vowel verbs
    énekel (sing)A madarak énekelnek.The birds are singing.
    -anak is added to front-vowel verbs ending in two consonants or -ít
    tanít (teach)Mire tanítanak minket az állatok?What do animals teach us?
    -enek is added to front-vowel verbs ending in two consonants or -ít
    fest (paint)A gyerekek festenek.The children are painting.

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