See also: SoHa

HungarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

sem (neither) +‎ ha (introduces a conditional clause; here “when”)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃoɦɒ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: so‧ha

AdverbEdit

soha

  1. never

Usage notesEdit

Just like other adverbs with a general negative sense (senki, semmi, sehol etc.), it is used with another word of negation in Hungarian (double negation):

  • Soha nem láttam még elefántot.I've never seen an elephant (yet).

or

  • Nem láttam még elefántot soha.like above

However, if one of its alternative forms is used instead, no other negative follows (because these alternative forms already incorporate a negative sem or se):

  • Sosem láttam még elefántot.like above

If it is separated from the verb, the negative appears again (strictly speaking, resulting in a triple negation):

  • Nem láttam még elefántot sosem.like above

Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

(Expressions):

Related termsEdit

  • sosincs (= soha nincs, soha sincs; informal)

Further readingEdit

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *soxa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sǒxa/
  • Hyphenation: so‧ha

NounEdit

sòha f (Cyrillic spelling со̀ха)

  1. branching tree

ReferencesEdit

  • soha” in Hrvatski jezični portal