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AdjectiveEdit

kér

  1. dear

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kerä- (to request). Cognates include Finnish kerjätä (to beg), Komi-Permyak корны (korny, to beg), Udmurt курыны (kuryny) and Northern Sami gearjidit (to beg).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkeːr]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

kér

  1. (transitive) to ask, to make a request (the person asked can get -tól/-től and the favor can get -t/-at/-ot/-et/-öt, or the person can get -t/-at/-ot/-et/-öt and the favor can get -ra/-re)
    Azt kértem Jánostól, (hogy) menjen bevásárolni (or Arra kértem Jánost, (hogy) menjen bevásárolni).I asked John to do the shopping.
  2. would like to have (some)
    Kérsz még? — Igen, kérek. / Köszönöm, nem kérek többet.
    Would you like to have some more? — Yes, please. / No, thank you.
    (literally, “Are you still asking? — Yes, I'm asking. / Thank you, I'm not asking for more.”)

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #287 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN