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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From számon +‎ kér (to ask), from szám (number; accounts) + -on (on).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsaːmoŋkeːr]
  • Hyphenation: szá‧mon‧kér

VerbEdit

számonkér

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to call to account, hold responsible
    Synonym: felelősségre von
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) to demand an explanation for something
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) to check (the completion of a job, task, or homework)

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Its object is usually the thing to be checked (in this case, the person will take -n/-on/-en/-ön or -tól/-től). The object might also be the person held responsible (in which case, the thing can take -ért).

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