See also: Szeret

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the noun szerelem (romantic love) +‎ -et (momentane verb-forming suffix).[1] The stem szer comes from the verbal application of Proto-Uralic *śerɜ (row, order) nounverb with the meaning ‘to join; to be linked / related to each other’.[2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛrɛt]
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  • Hyphenation: sze‧ret
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

VerbEdit

szeret

  1. (transitive) to love
    Synonym: (adjective, referring to romantic love) szerelmes
    Szeretlek.I love you.
  2. (transitive) to like
    A fiam szeret olvasni.My son likes reading.
    Synonyms: (getting a positive impression about someone or something, cf. “appeal”) tetszik, (taste good) ízlik, (feel good) jólesik, (literary) kedvel, (colloquial) bír, (colloquial) csíp

Usage notesEdit

For its special meaning in the conditional (“would like to”), see szeretne.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

(With verbal prefixes):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ szeret in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)
  2. ^ Benkő L., editor (1993–1997), “szer², szerelem”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Ungarischen I–III [The Etymological Dictionary of Hungarian] (in German), Vol. 1: A–kop (1993), vol. 2: Kor–zs (1995), vol. 3: index (1997), Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, →ISBN, pages 2:1422–1423

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