HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

nem (no, not) +‎ s (emphatic-enhancing word, same as és and is)[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnint͡ʃ]
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  • Rhymes: -int͡ʃ

VerbEdit

nincs

  1. there is no, there is not
    Antonym: van
    nincs mit tennithere is nothing to do

ConjugationEdit

It is conjugated only in the 3rd person. In the 1st and 2nd person, nem is used before the correct form of van:

Nem vagyok otthon.I am not at home.
Nem vagy otthon.You are not at home.
Nincs otthon.He/she is not at home.
Nem vagyunk otthon.We are not at home.
Nem vagytok otthon.You are not at home.
Nincsenek otthon.They are not at home.

It is contracted with sem (……either) into sincs (it/there isn't, either).

Derived termsEdit

Expressions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eőry, Vilma. Értelmező szótár+ (’Explanatory Dictionary Plus’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. →ISBN

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