HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of is +‎ nincs.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

sincs

  1. there is no …… either, he/she/it is not …… either, not have …… either
    Nincs kutyám, de macskám sincs.I don't have a dog, and I don't have a cat, either.
    Senki sincs otthon.No one is at home. (literally, “No one is not at home, either.”)

Usage notesEdit

  • It can be viewed as a contraction of sem (not …… either) plus nincs (it/there isn't).
  • It is used only in third-person present tense, in singular. Plural form: sincsenek.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sincs in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • sincs in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.