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-nák

See also: nak, NAK, nák, nāk, -nak, and

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-ná (conditional suffix) +‎ -k (personal suffix)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-nák

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the third-person plural present tense of verbs (conditional mood, definite conjugation).
    olvas (to read)Nem olvasnák a könyvet, ha nem lenne érdekes. - They would not read the book if it weren't interesting.

Usage notesEdit

  • (personal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -nák is added to most back vowel verbs
    vár (to wait)A szülők azt várnák, hogy a gyerekek tanuljanak.- The parents would expect the children to study.
    -nék is added to most front vowel verbs
    kér (to ask)A szüleim azt kérnék, hogy hívd fel őket. - My parents would like to ask you to call them.
    -anák 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)Nem mondanák, ha nem lenne igaz. - They would not say it if it weren't true.
    tanít (to teach)Ők tanítanák a gyerekeket. - They would teach the children.
    -enék is added to front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t
    fest (to paint)Ők festenék a házat. - They would paint the house.
    segít (to help)Ők segítenék a családot. - They would help the family.

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