Lesson Eight: Possession

This lesson is rather long with a lot of material, so I suggest doing it in parts.

Page last updated December 8, 1997.


Vocabulary

The accusative suffix for each noun is given in parentheses There are lots of sample sentences in the grammar section below.

Grammar

The nak/nek suffix is the English dative 'to', and must be used when the possessor is named. The possession takes the possessive suffix as above:

As you learned above, a phrase like 'a tanárom' ('my teacher') can be emphasized by adding the personal pronoun 'az én tanárom'. Likewise, the sentence 'pénzem van' ('I have money') can be emphasized. But instead of the personal pronoun, the nak/nek suffix is declined with a possessive suffix. So the emphatic sentence would be 'nekem van pénzem'. The declension of nek- is: nekem, neked, neki, magának, nekünk, nektek, nekik, maguknak (to me, to you, to him/her, etc...).

Words in parentheses are optional:

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Exercises


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